American Tunes is the final recording from Allen Toussaint. Produced by Joe Henry, the album features solo piano recordings made at Allen's home studio and others made with musicians Jay Bellerose, Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Charles Lloyd, David Piltch, Rhiannon Giddens, and Van Dyke Parks. American Tunes includes works by Toussaint, Professor Longhair, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Paul Simon, and others.
Pre-orders include an instant download of the album track "Big Chief." Nonesuch Store CD and LP pre-orders also include an exclusive, limited-edition print.