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Charles Mingus said jazz was a word invented to separate musicians from their money. Music for a Free World brings us together, drawing listeners to the healing power of smooth free jazz. Each week, surprise guests bring their own sides to spin and their instruments of choice to spontaneously jam.

Saturdays 2 - 5pm (EDT) | On WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio
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Options February 27, 2021: Thomas Sayers Ellis co-founded The Dark Room Collective (1989) and Heroes Are Gang Leaders (2014), a Free Jazz literary band of musicians and writers who were awarded the American Book Award for Oral Literature in 2018.

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Heroes Are Gang Leaders  The Avant Age Garde I AMs of the Gal Luxury   Options The Avant Age Garde I AMs of the Gal Luxury    https://fastspeakingmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-avant-age-garde-i-ams-of-the-gal-luxury  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Dead Lecturers  A Table of Conflicts   Options     TSE, poem JBL, tenor sax Risto Ivanov, electric bass  0:07:50 (Pop‑up)
The Dead Lecturers  Hip Hop Record Painters Who Rocked the Might Before the Rise of the Disney Military Complex   Options Basquiat Series    TSE, poem JBL, tenor sax Risto Ivanov, electric bass  0:13:25 (Pop‑up)
Thomas Sayers Ellis  Vernacular Owl   Options The Dead Lecturer      0:27:52 (Pop‑up)
Heroes Are Gang Leaders  The Shrimpy Grits   Options for Amiri Baraka    TSE / poem JBL / tenor sax Janice Lowe / piano Michael Biso / bass Dominic Fragman / drums  0:38:35 (Pop‑up)
Heroes Are Gang Leaders  Final VInyl   Options Highest Engines Near‚Äč/‚ÄčNear Higher Engineers    https://fastspeakingmusic.bandcamp.com/track/final-vinyl  0:50:09 (Pop‑up)
Heroes Are Gang Leaders  MIsta Sippy   Options Live at Sons D'Hiver / Paris, France / 2019      1:47:11 (Pop‑up)
Heroes Are Gang Leaders  Internet Kill Switch   Options Artificial Happiness Button    https://heroesaregangleaders.bandcamp.com/album/artificial-happiness-button  2:09:01 (Pop‑up)
Heroes Are Gang Leaders  Hurt Cult / Beware of the Band Leader   Options Artificial Happiness Button      2:24:46 (Pop‑up)
Thomas Sayers Ellis & Dave Sewelson  Or My Meter is Percussive   Options Live on WFMU  GTDR Records and Tapes    2:48:45 (Pop‑up)
Heroes Are Gang Leaders  It's the End of the Babysitting of Traumatized, Grown Ass men   Options Artificial Happiness Button    https://heroesaregangleaders.bandcamp.com/track/its-the-end-of-the-babysitting-of-traumatized-grown-ass-men  2:54:31 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

  2:05pm DavidJ:

Hi Dave and all. Off to a good start!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:05pm Dave Sewelson:

Thanks DavidJ!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:17pm fred:

Hi Dave, Thomas and listeners
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:20pm Dave Sewelson:

fred!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:23pm fred:

When I saw who was the guest, I thought I'd ask him about Amiri Baraka. No need for a prompt, obviously
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:32pm WR:

signing in with freeworlders
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm Dave Sewelson:

WR it's a sign...
Avatar 2:36pm duke:

Hello Dave and Thomas
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:39pm Dave Sewelson:

duke is here!
Avatar 3:10pm duke:

This is amazing stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Dave Sewelson:

glad you are diggin it duke!
  3:22pm E.J.:

Proetestry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm Dave Sewelson:

E.J.....
  3:39pm E.J.:

Final Vinyl! Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm WR:

A live is good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm Gina Bacon:

Hi Dave and Thomas, and Saturdayfolks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm Dave Sewelson:

GINA!
  4:18pm Linda Lee:

wow. i'm blown away today!!! how beautifull!
  4:21pm Linda Lee:

as soon as i figure out how this digital music thing works.. i'm sending in my tribute. thanks so much!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Gina Bacon:

Yes Thanks, Dave!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Dave Sewelson:

thanks Linda Lee!
  4:25pm J Boogie:

So good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm Dave Sewelson:

J Boogie...inddeed....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm WR:

hi Linda Lee. yes it has been a thing today with the words music and sound that TSE has brought for us.
  4:32pm Linda Lee:

this *is* happiness! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:33pm Doug Schulkind:

Happy to be; hear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:33pm Dave Sewelson:

Happy Doug is.
  4:39pm Linda Lee:

this is magic. good medicine.
  4:40pm Linda Lee:

there's so much taking place in our collective experience that could smother the heart we share. we mustn't let that happen. so we keep in touch, just like this.
  4:45pm Linda Lee:

for me it's not 'stay safe'; it's 'stay in touch'.
  4:46pm J Boogie:

Wow
  4:46pm J Boogie:

Blew my mind this Saturday afternoon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm WR:

Welcoming what happening now! good mix.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm Gina Bacon:

Got it, Dave! Thank you!
  4:54pm DavidJ:

Great show, thank you!
  4:56pm RPK:

Happy I stumbled on to this. Thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm WR:

Thank you TSE. Thank you. the live jam had some mic clipping/ muting but we could hear. thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Doug Schulkind:

Mighty Gina Bacon is NEXT!!!

Follow the party here: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Dave Sewelson:

yeah RPK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Dave Sewelson:

Follow Doug here...
wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Dave Sewelson:

Thanks all you listenears!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Gina Bacon:

Thank you, Doug! Thanks, Dave and Thomas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm WR:

thank you Dave for more non-adulterated adult broadcasting.
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