A Jackson in Your House

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A Jackson in Your House
A Jackson in Your House.jpg
Studio album by Art Ensemble of Chicago
Released 1969
Recorded June 23, 1969
Genre Jazz
Label BYG Actuel
Producer Jean Georgakarakos, Jean-Luc Young
Art Ensemble of Chicago chronology
A Jackson in Your House

A Jackson in Your House is a 1969 album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago recorded for the French BYG Actuel label. It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell and Malachi Favors Maghostut. When issued on CD by Affinity in 1989, the track "The Waltz" was replaced by a six-minute live excerpt (of unknown provenance) entitled "Hey Friend" which has never reappeared on any subsequent reissue. (the first two tracks of this edition are mastered from particularly noisy vinyl)


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars noting that "A Jackson in Your House is not the finest or most revelatory recording by the Art Ensemble of Chicago, but it is one of their more entertaining and carefree outings".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Roscoe Mitchell except as indicated

  1. "A Jackson In Your House" – 5:40
  2. "Get In Line" – 5:45
  3. "The Waltz" – 1:15
  4. "Ericka" (Jarman) – 3:33
  5. "Song For Charles" – 17:30
  • Recorded June 23, 1969 in Paris



  1. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed July 28, 2011.