Tutankhamun (album)

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Studio album by Art Ensemble of Chicago
Released 1969
Recorded June 26, 1969
Studio Polydor Studios (Dames II), Paris, France
Genre Jazz
Label Freedom
Black Lion Records
Producer Alan Bates, Chris Whent
Art Ensemble of Chicago chronology
A Jackson in Your House
(1969)A Jackson in Your House1969
The Spiritual
(1969)The Spiritual1969

Tutankhamun is a 1969 album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago first released on the Freedom label.[1][2] It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell and Malachi Favors Maghostut.

The album was named for Tutankhamun, an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]

The AllMusic review stated "This landmark album is one of the most influential free jazz recordings in the '60s avant-garde canon ... This album is for the jazz aficionado looking to explore new aural vistas. The music on Tutankhamun is more about texture than melody, harmony, or even rhythm and counterpoint. The beauty of this music, however, is that the notes we hear offer a compelling and thought-provoking journey into the possibilities of sound itself".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tutankhamun" (Malachi Favors) - 18:10
  2. "The Ninth Room" (Roscoe Mitchell) - 15:35

Bonus tracks on Black Lion CD reissue[edit]

  1. "Tthinitthedalen Part 1" (Favors, Mitchell) - 4:24
  2. "Tthinitthedalen Part 2" (Favors, Mitchell) - 4:54



  1. ^ Art Ensemble of Chicago discography accessed 22, July, 2009
  2. ^ Jazzlists: Art Ensemble Of Chicago discography, accessed November 26, 2017
  3. ^ a b Tutankhaman – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 23, 2017.