Playlist for Tomorrow is an Octopus with Dan Ruccia, June 23rd, 2020

Background for talksets: Miles Davis – Get Up With It (Columbia, 1975)

Brother Ah – Transcendental March (Creation Song) – Move Ever Onward (Ikef, 1975)

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Sun Ra Arkestra – Some Days I’m Happy – Nuclear War (Atavistic, 1982/2001)

Nicole Mitchell and Lisa E. Harris – Phallus and Chalice – EarthSeed (FPE, 2020)

Dälek – Masked Laughter (Nothing Left) – Asphalt for Eden (Profound Lore, 2016)

*Frank/ie Consent – Sleep Paralymister – Playgrounds (2020)

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Dudu Pukwana – Izulu Liyaduduma – Dudu Pukwana and the “Spears” (Matsuli Music, 1969/2020)

Rajan James – Impossible Dreams – Impossible Dreams 12″ (Left Ear Records 1983/2020)

Jlin – Kyanite – Black Origami (Planet Mu, 2017)

Nathaniel Mackey – Song of the Andoumboulou 25 – Strick: Song of the Andoumboulou 16-25 (Spoken Engine Company, 1995)

Anthony Braxton, Milford Graves, William Parker – Fifth Meeting – Beyond Quantum (Tzadik, 2008)

Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet – Manman m voye m peze Cafe – Fanm d’Ayiti (New Amsterdam, 2018)

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The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet – Rock My Soul – Goodbye, Babylon (Dust-to-Digital, 1937?/2003)

Matana Roberts – Her Mighty Waters Run – Coin Coin Chapter 4: Memphis (Constellation, 2019)

M. Lamar – We Want to Cross Over – Funeral Doom Spiritual (Negrogothic, 2017)

Curtis Mayfield – Now You’re Gone – Roots (Curtom, 1971)

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Norma & the Heartaches – Hot Pants – The Sound of Philadelphia: Funk, Soul, and the Roots of Disco 1965-75 (Soul Jazz, 2004)

Sneaks – X.T.Y. – Gymnastics (Merge, 2016)

Billy Woods and Kenny Segal – Spider Hole – Hiding Places (Backwoodz Studioz, 2019)

Eric B. & Rakim – Lyrics of Fury – Follow the Leader (Uni, 1988)

Neneh Cherry & The Thing – Dirt (Stooges Cover) – The Cherry Thing (Smalltown Supersound, 2012)

Saul Williams – Convict Colony – The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust (Fader, 2007)

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J.B. Lenoir – Alabama March – Vietnam Blues (Evidence, 1965/1995)

Charles Mingus – Original Faubus Fables – Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus (Candid, 1960)

George Walker – Bleu – David Bowlin, violin: Bird as Prophet (New Focus Recordings, 2011/2019)

*Amaria Hamadalher – Tarha Mitikate – Music from Saharan WhatsApp 05 (Sahel Sounds, 2020)

Hear in Now – Transisti – Not Living in Fear (International Anthem, 2017)

Madvillain – Great Day Today – Madvillainy (Stones Throw, 2004)

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Betty Davis – Is It Love or Desire – Is It Love or Desire (Light in the Attic, 1976/2009)

Tirzah – Holdin On – Devotion (Domino, 2018)

Rammellzee – Cheezy Lipstick – The Bi-Conicals of the Ramellzee (Gomma, 2004)

The Dirtbombs – Alleys of Your Mind (Cybotron cover) – Party Store (In the Red, 2011)

Obnox – Scenicide – Savage Raygun (Ever/Never 2020)

New Bloods – Eyes – The Secret Life (Kill Rock Stars, 2008)

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Sonny Sharrock – Who Does She Hope to Be? – Ask the Ages (Axiom, 1991)