Some favorite music:

Gordon Bok, first album, on Folkways
Ed Blackwell "What it is"
Charles Mingus "Town Hall Concert"-- ( not "The Complete Town Hall Concert"!)
Charles Mingus "Better Git it in your Soul"
John Coltrane "Selflessness"
Jane Ira Bloom "Mighty Lights"
Mongo Santamaria "Afro Roots", also "Drums and Chants"
Alberto Rodriguez "Cuba Linda", and "Cuban Jazz"
Taj Mahal "Giant Steps"
Joshua Redmond "Wish"
Abdullah Ibrahim "Zimbabwe", "African Marketplace"
Pablo Casals "Boccerini and Baroque", "Bach Suites for Cello"
Brad Mehldau "The Art fo the Trio Vol 2: Live at the Village Vanguard"
Ash Dargan "Ash Dirt and Dust"
Paul Whiteman Orchestra with Oscar Levant "Rhapsody in Blue"
Dr. John "Goin' Back to New Orleans"