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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.

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Options January 2, 2021: Nik Francis is a drummer based in the Washington DC area. He has also performed as a soloist, incorporating electronics and percussion. Visit http://topology.bandcamp.com/ to hear Nik’s music.

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Arthur Jones  Brother B   Options Scorpio  BYG Records   
Mojuba Duo  Part 1 Freedom Summer   Options unreleased  unreleased  0:06:33 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Nikolas Franics Unit  Amazing Grace   Options Heavy Digital Morning  Topology  0:19:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Nik Francis Trio  Highfalutin   Options Floats the wind  Topology  0:28:32 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ornette Coleman  What Reason Could I Give   Options Science Fiction  Columbia  0:43:04 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ryan/Francis Duo  Between canopy and madness   Options Orbit's Aura  Topology  0:46:29 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Contemporary Art Duo  Like A Mirror Talking Memory   Options Conversations for memories and mirrors  Topology  0:49:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Nik Francis  Part 2: Francis/Ryan Duo [EXCERPT]   Options Freedom Summer  Topology  0:55:27 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Trinary  Distortion Money   Options Trinary  Topology  1:12:43 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Nikolas Franics Unit  Pit Pat   Options Heavy Digital Morning  Topology  1:21:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ryan/Francis Duo  Aloft on plastic   Options Orbit's Aura  Topology  1:28:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Nik Francis and Dave Sewelson  In the Brain and Out to Everywhere   Options Live on WFMU  GTDR Records and Tapes  1:34:02 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sun Ra Arkestra  Trying To Put The Blame On Me (Live In Rome, 1977)   Options Marshall Allen presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra: In The Orbit Of Ra  Strut Records  2:01:46 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Luke Stewart Quartet  Livestreamed at the MLK Library   Options Livestreamed at the MLK Library  None  2:05:25 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ryan/Francis Duo  Tootle   Options Orbit's Aura  Topology  2:16:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ryan/Francis Duo  Low, as in forever   Options Calm on the hyperplane  Topology  2:21:54 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Rashied Ali & Henry Grimes  Oceans of the clouds   Options Spirits Aloft  Porter Records  2:28:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Nikolas Franics Unit  Aquaphotonic Exploraiton as Treelife   Options Heavy Digital Morning  Topology  2:36:33 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Nik Francis Trio  Toward and forward   Options Floats the wind  Topology  2:52:21 (MP3 | Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 2:01pm Sem:

Hello, Dave and Nik Francis. Along for the Free World ride.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Dave Sewelson:

HEY Sem!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm fred:

Hello Dave, Nik and free listeners
  2:02pm DavidJ:

Hi all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm Dave Sewelson:

Fred, yeah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm Dave Sewelson:

DavidJ...welcome
Avatar 2:11pm duke:

Happy New Year Dave and Nik and Free Worlders
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:12pm Dave Sewelson:

Duke...yeah
  2:12pm Jim Ryan:

Hey Nik and Dave . . . Go MoJuBo ! ! ! And a Glorious 2021 to you all. Cheers, Jim
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm Dave Sewelson:

Jim!!!
  2:26pm DavidJ:

Whoa!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:27pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Dave & Nik and freeworldlings
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:30pm Dave Sewelson:

Hey sealy!
  2:31pm Nik Francis:

Jim! Welcome, happy new year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:31pm WR:

is this where i can find a free world? ears open.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:32pm Dave Sewelson:

WR...you got it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:36pm Dave Sewelson:

Nik on Bandcamp
nikolasfrancis.bandcamp.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm WR:

so trumpet is one of your limbs?
  2:57pm Nik Francis:

Sometimes. Yes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm WR:

Doing trumpet while percussing, pretty different motor skills to be doing simultaneously.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm WR:

the percussion kit is really well recorded. all the components equally balanced and clear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm chresti:

Happy free world!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Dave Sewelson:

Yeah chresti..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm chresti:

Hi Nik and Dave and WR, free worldlies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm WR:

hi chresti.
  3:18pm Jim Ryan:

I like this at 3:17 'Existence in A Flat.' Jim
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Dave Sewelson:

A flat is
  3:26pm Jim Ryan:

A Flat is what AM !
Avatar 3:28pm Sem:

Wow, some Unit!
  3:30pm Jim Ryan:

". . . and then it's gone in the air." Everywhere . . .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm chresti:

SOUnnds good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm WR:

Sounds very good.
Avatar 3:48pm Sem:

Love it live.
  4:01pm Jim Ryan:

Sounds GREAT ! ! ! What FUN !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm WR:

wow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm WR:

who did the bass and was i hearing a bit of trombone?!?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm Dave Sewelson:

Bass and Tuba...yours truly
Avatar 4:08pm Hams:

new year's resolution: give the drummer some.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm Gina Bacon:

Hay and Happy Saturday, Dave, Nik & streamers!
Avatar 4:11pm Sem:

Gina, greets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm Gina Bacon:

Hey, Sem!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm coelacanth∅:

that gong is real gong man
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm coelacanth∅:

hi Gina
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm Gina Bacon:

Hey, coelacanthø!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm Dave Sewelson:

Yeah Hams
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Dave Sewelson:

GINA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm WR:

New Year's experience: The Drummer gives and keeps on giving.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm Gina Bacon:

Hey Dave!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm WR:

Grimes and Ali tore it up. Nice Grimes violin feature.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Dave Sewelson:

Indeed WR
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm ifny:

This is completely fabulous and is making my day shine. Thank you Grimes, Dave, and company.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm ifny:

And Nik!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Dave Sewelson:

Thanks ifny
Avatar 4:51pm Sem:

Great afternoon of free world music. Thx, Dave and Nik.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Dave Sewelson:

Thanks Sem
  4:52pm DavidJ:

One of my favorite Sun Ra descriptions of himself was “Tone Scientist”, sounds like you might fit that bill as well!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Gina Bacon:

Thank you Dave! I'll be ready! Thanks Nik!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm ifny:

I hope we have plenty more Nik in our lives in 2021.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm fred:

Thanks Dave and Nik. Great music and insightful conversation too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm WR:

Mr. Francis, it has been a total joy listening to your music today. We WFMU Free World listeners got a taste when Jamal Moore was on the show. Today we got the full course. Lucky today that besides folding laundry I could totally focus on the show. Sublime. Joyous. Thank you. Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm Dave Sewelson:

We got HOPE ifny
Avatar 4:55pm duke:

Thanks Dave and Nik!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm ifny:

The Topology of Hope!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Dave Sewelson:

Thanks for hanging with us fred
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm chresti:

Thank you Dave and Nik!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Dave Sewelson:

WR thanks for really listening, really
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Dave Sewelson:

Stick around for Gina up next..don’t miss a beat...click below

wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Dave! Thanks Nik!
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