Andy Statman: To make a long story short, I started developing my own music, and I was very interested in doing something that just reflected all these different influences that I had studied. So it was in a way, it was a bit of a world music record. There's stuff in there from pipa music. There’s this song "Flatbush Waltz" I wrote, which is a combination of a traditional Jewish song and a Bill Monroe song, and it has an introduction that owes a lot to traditional, or I say classical Azerbaijani music. And there were just these things that owe a lot to Eric Dolphy and Mingus compositions on there.
Here's an excerpt of the podcast with Statman talking about and playing the song “Flatbush Waltz.” [1:27]