Impulse! publish John Coltrane’s last album : ‘Expression’ (1967)

John Coltrane‘s ‘Expression’ is his last official album released in September 1967 by Impulse!

Track Listing : 1.Ogunde (John Coltrane) – 03:38 . 2.To Be (John Coltrane) – 16:22 . 3.Offering (John Coltrane) – 08:27 . 4.Expression (John Coltrane) – 10:53

Musicians : John Coltrane – Tenor Saxophone, Flute . Pharoah Sanders – Flute, Piccolo, Tambourine On (2) . Alice Coltrane – Piano . Jimmy Garrison – Bass . Rashied Ali – Drums

Production : Produced By Bob Thiele . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer . Kevin Reeves – Mastering

Package : Victor Kalin – Cover Painting . Robert Glynn – Cover Design . Mike Diehl – Design

Recorded On February 15, 1967 & March 7, 1967 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In September 1967 By Impulse!.

(Source John Coltrane‘s ‘Expression’ | The Official Site)


Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
His last authorized release is curiously calmand the recordings have an eerie beauty unlike his other late work (title track). Even the three-and-a-half-minute “Ogunde” changes mood after a furious startand winds down to a misty piano-led coda. […]

hprill @ RateYourMusic
Expression is one of the few Coltrane albums that defy an easy categorization — it’s not even clear to what degree it’s undecisive or deliberately tentative. […]

Even in what must have been a time of tremendous pain and darkness, Coltrane’s single-minded quest for understanding and transcendence took him to places of new exploration and light. […]


John Coltrane‘s ‘Expression’



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