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