Extrapolation (album)

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Extrapolation
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Studio album by John McLaughlin
Released 1969
Recorded Advision Studios in London on January 18, 1969
Genre Jazz, fusion, post-bop
Length 40:42
Label Marmalade Records
Polydor Records
Producer Giorgio Gomelsky
John McLaughlin chronology
Extrapolation
(1969)
Where Fortune Smiles
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz (favorable) [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Extrapolation is the debut album by jazz guitarist John McLaughlin. It was recorded at Advision Studios in London on January 18, 1969 and first released later that year in the United Kingdom by Giorgio Gomelsky's Marmalade Records.

The album was not released in the United States until 1972, following McLaughlin's success as the leader of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. The first US release and other subsequent re-issues are on the Polydor Records label.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks were composed by John McLaughlin.

  1. "Extrapolation" – 2:57
  2. "It's Funny" – 4:25
  3. "Arjen's Bag" – 4:25 (re-titled "Follow Your Heart" when recorded the following year with Joe Farrell, and by McLaughlin solo on My Goal's Beyond)
  4. "Pete the Poet" (named in honor of Pete Brown) – 5:00
  5. "This Is for Us to Share" – 3:30
  6. "Spectrum" – 2:45
  7. "Binky's Beam" – 7:05 (this track is often listed incorrectly as "Binky's Dream")
  8. "Really You Know" – 4:25
  9. "Two for Two" – 3:35
  10. "Peace Piece" – 1:50

Personnel[edit]

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

Billboard album charts[edit]

Chart Peak Year
Pop Albums 152[4] 1972

References[edit]

  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. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 133. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ "Extrapolation - John McLaughlin | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 

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