Fundamental Destiny

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Fundamental Destiny
Fundamental Destiny.jpg
Live album by Art Ensemble of Chicago & Don Pullen
Released 2007
Recorded June 1, 1991
Genre Jazz
Label AECO
Art Ensemble of Chicago chronology
Live at the 6th Tokyo Music Joy
(1991)Live at the 6th Tokyo Music Joy1991
Fundamental Destiny
Salutes the Chicago Blues Tradition
(1993)Salutes the Chicago Blues Tradition1993

Fundamental Destiny is a live album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Don Pullen recorded in June 1991 in Frankfurt, Germany and released in 2007 on the group's AECO label. It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors Maghostut, and Don Moye with Don Pullen joining on piano.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states that "This live recording, while not flawless, has enough bright moments to make it easily recommended to Art Ensemble collectors".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "People in Sorrow" (Bowie, Favors, Jarman, Mitchell) - 19:47
  2. "Song For Atala" (Mitchell) - 16:48
  3. "Fundamental Destiny" (Jarman) - 11:56
  4. "Odwalla/The Theme" (Mitchell) - 3:35
  • Recorded live at Frankfurt Jazz Festival, Germany on June 1, 1991



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic review accessed 16 February 2009.