Extrapolation (album)

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Studio album by
RecordedJanuary 18, 1969
StudioAdvision Studios, London
LabelMarmalade, Polydor
ProducerGiorgio Gomelsky
John McLaughlin chronology
Where Fortune Smiles
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz(favorable) [2]
Penguin Guide to Jazz4/4 stars
(Crown award)
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[4]

Extrapolation is the debut album by English jazz guitarist John McLaughlin. It was recorded at Advision Studios in London on January 18, 1969 and released later that year in the U.K. by Marmalade Records. The label was owned by producer Giorgio Gomelsky and distributed by Polydor Records.

In 1972 the album was re-issued following McLaughlin's success as the leader of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. It reached No. 152 in the United States on the Billboard magazine album chart. Re-issues of the album are on the Polydor label. [5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John McLaughlin.

2."It's Funny"4:25
3."Arjen's Bag"4:25
4."Pete the Poet"5:00
5."This Is for Us to Share"3:30
7."Binky's Beam" (this track is sometimes mistakenly listed as "Binky's Dream")7:05
8."Really You Know"4:25
9."Two for Two"3:35
10."Peace Piece"1:50


  • John McLaughlin – guitar
  • John Surman – baritone and soprano saxophones
  • Brian Odgers – double bass (incorrectly named "Odges" on the liner notes)
  • Tony Oxley – drums


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "Extrapolation - John McLaughlin | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  2. ^ Kolosky, Walter. "John McLaughlin: "Extrapolation", jazz review by Walter Kolosky". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Penguin Guide To Jazz: "Five Star" Recordings". Penguin Guide to Jazz. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011.
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. US: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 133. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  5. ^ "Extrapolation". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013.

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