One thing I got into was the connections in this Long Hidden CD from William Parker. A few tracks are with a group called Doson Ngoni, and a few with the Olmec Group. The former is the quieter, mrimba-centered sound, the latter a Latin-esque tribute to the original natives of the Dominican Republic. I crossed these with music from a "Dominican Music in New York City " compilation, and the well-regarded Konono No. 1 from Kinshasa, Congo. Point being that the avant-garde is making some very interesting work with internationalist influence.
Also, I've started a new editorial section of the show entitled, " The Jean Luc Ponty-of-view Minute."
Artist - Track - Album - Label
James Booker - United Our Thing Will Stand - Hamburg 1976
Electric Kulintang - Bangka - Dialects - Plastic
Joe Turner - A Time For Love - Live in Vegas - Monad
Kali Z. Fasteau/Kidd Jordan/Newman Taylor Baker - Reed Trance Plant
Live at the Kerava Jazz Festival: Finland - Flying Note
Billy Martin - Metamorphisis - Black Elk Speaks - Amulet
Billie Holiday - Until the Real Thing Comes Along - Lady Day: The Master Takes and Singles - Columbia
Keefe Jackson's Project Project - The Grass is Greener - Just Like This - Delmark
Lee Morgan - Lover Man - The Cooker - Blue Note
Ya Llego La Virgen - Dona Chicha - Quis queya en el hudson: Dominican Music in New York City - Smithsonian Folkways
Doson Ngoni & William Parker - El Puente Seco - Long Hidden - Aum Fidelity
Konono No. 1 - Mamas Liza - Live ay Couleur Cafe - Crammed Disc
Jean Luc Ponty - Question With No Answer - On The Wings of Music - Warner Bros.
Randy Weston - African Village Bedford Stuyvesant - Blues To Africa - Arista
Saco Yasuma - Calm Water - Another Rain - Leaf Note
Anthony Braxton - Song 1/Album 1 - C4DM(R)-Z (For Four Orchestras) - Arista
Steve Dalachinsky & Matt Shipp - Subway Systems - Phenomena of Interference - Hopscotch
Jason Kao Hwang - From East Sixth Street - Stories Before Within - Nova