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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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Sat. Jun 12th, 2pm - 5pm: Special Guest: Jim Ryan (More info...)
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Options April 24, 2021: Tomeka Reid is a cellist, composer, and improviser who founded the Chicago Jazz String Summit - happening April 30 & May 1, with performances by jazz, improvising, and experimental string players.

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
We Free Strings  Bayaka/Yangissa   Options Fulfillment      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
We Free Strings  Paraphrase No. 5   Options Fullfillment      0:08:46 (Pop‑up)
Leyla McCalla  Heart of Gold   Options Vari​-​Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes    https://leylamccalla.bandcamp.com/track/heart-of-gold  0:13:37 (Pop‑up)
Leyla McCalla  When I Can See the Valley   Options Vari​-​Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes    https://leylamccalla.bandcamp.com/track/when-i-can-see-the-valley  0:16:36 (Pop‑up)
Gwen Laster  Blue Lotus   Options Blue Lotus      0:18:54 (Pop‑up)
Akua Dixon  Determination   Options Moving On      0:30:21 (Pop‑up)
Akua Dixon  Whatever   Options Moving On      0:36:12 (Pop‑up)
Sam Bardfeld  Winner Image   Options The Great Enthusiasms    https://sambardfeld.bandcamp.com/track/winner-image  0:40:02 (Pop‑up)
Biliana Voutchkova  Enter   Options Modus of Raw      0:47:56 (Pop‑up)
Judith Insell & Joe Fonda  Very Early   Options Dark Wood Exploration    https://bluemusicgroup.bandcamp.com/track/very-early  0:57:03 (Pop‑up)
Artyom Manukyan  Last Chance To   Options Alone  Ghost Note  https://ghostnoterecords.bandcamp.com/track/last-chance-to-2  1:03:25 (Pop‑up)
Artyom Manukyan  Alone   Options Alone  Ghost Note  https://ghostnoterecords.bandcamp.com/track/alone-2  1:06:41 (Pop‑up)
Diedre Murray and Fred Hopkins  Jolly Ollie   Options Firestorm      1:14:24 (Pop‑up)
Diedre Murray and Fred Hopkins  Firestorm   Options Firestorm      1:20:23 (Pop‑up)
Sam Bardfeld  Fails While Daring Greatly   Options The Great Enthusiasms    https://sambardfeld.bandcamp.com/track/fails-while-daring-greatly  1:29:53 (Pop‑up)
QWANQWA  Gurage   Options QWANQWA Volume 3    https://qwanqwaband.bandcamp.com/track/gurage  1:38:10 (Pop‑up)
QWANQWA  Blen   Options QWANQWA Volume 3    https://qwanqwaband.bandcamp.com/track/blen  1:43:35 (Pop‑up)
Brandee Younger  Games   Options Soul Awakening    https://brandee.bandcamp.com/track/games-2  1:48:59 (Pop‑up)
Brandee Younger  Love's Prayer ft. Ravi Coltrane   Options Soul Awakening    https://brandee.bandcamp.com/track/loves-prayer-ft-ravi-coltrane  1:55:18 (Pop‑up)
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson  Datsuzoko   Options       2:00:24 (Pop‑up)
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson  Death Star Companion   Options       2:02:33 (Pop‑up)
Gwen Laster  Cigarette   Options       2:12:10 (Pop‑up)
Judith Insell & Joe Fonda  Song For My Mother   Options Dark Wood Explorations    https://bluemusicgroup.bandcamp.com/track/song-for-my-mother  2:24:06 (Pop‑up)
Tomeka Reid  Glass Light   Options Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists      2:40:45 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Dave Sewelson:

7th ANNUAL
CHICAGO JAZZ STRING SUMMIT
APRIL 30th - MAY 1st, 2021
www.chicagojazzstringsummit.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm fred:

Greetings Dave, Tomeka and other free ones
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm Dave Sewelson:

yeah fred...
  2:03pm DavidJ:

Hi, Dave and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm Doug Schulkind:

Lost the connection, Dave.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm fred:

Are you attacked by robots again?
  2:05pm Tomeka Reid:

We’re working on it...sorry!
  2:05pm Tomeka Reid:

Having a technical problem...very sorry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:06pm fred:

Technical difficulties are an essential part of the WFMU experience
Avatar 2:06pm duke:

Hello Dave and Tomeka. Looking forward to the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm Doug Schulkind:

Now playing on the stream until Dave and Tomeka reconnect: Julius Hemphill & Abdul Wadud. Seems fitting.
  2:07pm Tomeka Reid:

LOL!
  2:07pm Tomeka Reid:

Really?!? Awesome
  2:08pm Tomeka Reid:

I think we might be back!!
  2:08pm Tomeka Reid:

He’s switching computers!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:09pm Doug Schulkind:

You are indeed back!
Avatar 2:09pm duke:

Dave is back!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm Dave Sewelson:

www.bonfire.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:13pm Jeff Golick:

Back to Hemphill/Wadud now, it seems? Anyway, here for this -- hello, Dave, hello, Tomeka!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm Jeff Golick:

BACK!
Avatar 2:15pm duke:

You are here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:15pm Doug Schulkind:

We're hearing your voice now, Dave. Like right now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:17pm fred:

I wouldn't say hearing Abdul Wadud is untoward, but live is better
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:19pm Dave Sewelson:

of course fred....untoward is a crazy word.....
  2:21pm Tomeka Reid:

www.chicagojazzstringsummit.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:21pm Jeff Golick:

This wonderful Fulfillment record can be found here: wefreestrings.bandcamp.com...
  2:22pm Tomeka Reid:

https://www.bonfire.com/chicago-jazz-string-summit/ for your t-shirt
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:22pm Dave Sewelson:

www.bonfire.com... for your t-shirt
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:23pm WR:

And I'm a bit late connecting too. Joy to be connected and hearing what I hear. Hello to Dave and dear guest Tomeka Reid and Free Worlders.
  2:24pm Bongo:

Apparently Brice has a new time slot.😉
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:26pm Jeff Golick:

The art for the Summit is cool; who's the artist for the logo?
  2:26pm Tomeka Reid:

Rei Alavarez from the bands Miramar and Bio Ritmo
  2:27pm Tomeka Reid:

Great visual artist and singer!
  2:27pm Gilberto Santiago:

This music is beatfull. Thais from Brasil!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:27pm fred:

Leyla McCalla once played in my neighborhood, in a poor suburb of Paris. That was amazing and totally unexpected
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:27pm Doug Schulkind:

I've got some of Tomeka's music playing on the stream now, so if your connection falters we will still be graced.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:28pm Dave Sewelson:

thanks Doug....
  2:29pm Tomeka Reid:

LOL! Thanks, Doug
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm Jeff Golick:

Thx!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm Dave Sewelson:

thanks to all you listenears for your deep patience....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Dave and Tomeka and Free worldlings
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:36pm fred:

I got that Leyla McCalla record at that show, which is one of my fave memories of a show. It was outdoors, kids running around, definitely more block party than jazz club
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:39pm Jeff Golick:

This Blue Lotus is just a tremendous record: gwenlastergameboard.bandcamp.com...
Avatar 2:44pm duke:

This is some great stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm Dave Sewelson:

www.tomekareid.net
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:49pm Gina Bacon:

Happy Saturday, Dave, Tomeka and all!
Avatar 2:50pm Sem:

Hiya, Dave, Ms. Reid, and free worlders everywhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:51pm Dave Sewelson:

Gina Sem and Sealy just showed up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm Dave Sewelson:

duke we is still here
  2:52pm Tomeka Reid:

Hello all!! And sorry that should read Rei Alvarez!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm Dave Sewelson:

WR you are always on time...
Avatar 2:55pm northguineahills:

Thanks, Tomeka and Dave! (Been eating)..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Dave Sewelson:

what's for lunch ngh?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm coelacanth∅:

it's tea time in upstate-ish ny
- which in upstate-ish ny means actual tea
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm fred:

@ngh: how are the interviews going?
  3:11pm Jim Ryan:

Now it's becoming clear . . . Yes, very nice thank you Biliana.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm WR:

Judith Insell was on Dave's program a couple months ago. wfmu.org...
She's wonderful! .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm Gina Bacon:

This is beautiful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm Dave Sewelson:

WR...a fine radio guest indeed, Judith Insell
  3:22pm Judith:

Hey, Tomeka & Dave, Thanks for playing our music-Great Show!!!
  3:24pm Tomeka Reid:

Hey Judith!!!!
  3:24pm peter kuhn:

beautiful music, thanks Dave and Tomeka
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Dave Sewelson:

Judith...we were just talking about you.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Dave Sewelson:

thanks Pete...
  3:27pm Judith:

I had some tech issues, so I missed your chat. I am so glad you are having the talented Ms. T on your show today!!!🎻
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Dave Sewelson:

Judith...we had our own tech issues....no worries....
  3:35pm Judith:

YASSSS, JILL SCOTT!!!❤️
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm WR:

Tomeka, deeply respect what you have with the Chicago Jazz Strings Summit and shining the light on so many great performers but hope in the not too far future you can find time to join Dave and us free worlders for a deep dive into your playing and development and collaborations. I was going to save this comment for the end of the show but you opened the door by saying "for another show".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm Doug Schulkind:

I am so grateful for your music, Tomeka. Thank you! I can't wait until Dr. Mitchell invites you here to Pittsburgh, 'cause I know she will.
  3:42pm Judith:

More tech issues, my iphone switched from you show and played a track of Jill Scott. Now I’m back with y’all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm WR:

Wow, Diedre Murray and Fred Hopkins, so beautiful. How did I not know of these before? Thank you!
  3:45pm Tomeka Reid:

WR! Thanks so much! Yes, maybe I can come back to do that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm Doug Schulkind:

@WR
When this show is over you can check out this 1994 show at Roulette with Hopkins, Murray and poet Tyrone Henderson: roulette.org...
  3:46pm Tomeka Reid:

Haha! Yes, maybe I will come to Pittsburgh some time when it’s safe to travel! And yes, this duo between Diedre and Fred was pure fire!!!!!
  3:47pm Dan Clucas:

Hi Tomeka! Hi Dave!
  3:48pm Tomeka Reid:

Hey Dan!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm Webhamster Henry:

I'll have to catch the start of this show in the archives - but tell Ms. Reid I just came back from the Widow Jane Mine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm Dave Sewelson:

Dan!
  3:49pm Judith:

I’m really diggin’ all this great string playing!❤️
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Dave Sewelson:

Webhamster....wait til you hear the beginning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm Webhamster Henry:

Your show is always worth a full listen. dave!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm coelacanth∅:

out
Thanks Dave! Thanks Tameka!
i'll visit the archive

- i've got a date with sunshine
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm coelacanth∅:

- sorry...Tomeka, not Tameka.
(i dated a Tameka once. it's in my brain.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm Dave Sewelson:

sealy and sunshine...a good combo
  4:19pm Doug Schulkind:

Brandee Younger is a revelation. Thanks for sharing.
  4:22pm Irene:

I‘ve been driving all afternoon and this show has been the perfect soundtrack! Just got home, so I’ll keep on till the end. I may have to re-listen to the whole thing. Thanks for all the great music, Tomeka and Dave!
  4:24pm Irene:

@Doug, Brandee does a lot of streamed shows, well worth checking out.
Avatar 4:26pm Sem:

Lovin' everything I'm hearing, thank you Dave for hosting a one of a kind show week after week. And thank you, Tomeka for sharing your gift here today.
  4:28pm Tomeka Reid:

Thank you Irene and thank you Sem!!! So grateful that you all are checking out these amazing artists!!!
  4:29pm Irene:

Tomeka, I’m gonna have a long list of new music to buy!
  4:30pm Tomeka Reid:

YAY!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31pm Dave Sewelson:

Sem...you are tooooo kind
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31pm Dave Sewelson:

Irene....didja know that
7th ANNUAL
CHICAGO JAZZ STRING SUMMIT
APRIL 30th - MAY 1st, 2021
www.chicagojazzstringsummit.com
  4:38pm peter kuhn:

A wonderful show with exceptional and diverse music. A joy being with you today.Thanks Tomeka and Dave.
  4:41pm Tomeka Reid:

Thank you so much, Peter!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm Dave Sewelson:

thanks pete....looking forward to your visit to the show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm Irene Trudel:

Thanks for the tip, Dave! I didn't know about the string summit. Definitely going to check that out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Gina Bacon:

Thank you, Dave and Tomeka! Really nice stuff today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm Dave Sewelson:

thanks Gina!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Dave Sewelson:

stay tuned for Gina Bacon...don't miss a beat...playlist below.
www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Gina Bacon:

Thank you, Dave! I'll be ready!
Avatar 4:56pm duke:

Thanks Dave and Tomeka. Great show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Dave Sewelson:

i am gonna get my t shirt
www.bonfire.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm WR:

Thank you! Tomeka! Dave!
  4:57pm DavidJ:

Thanks Dave and Tomeka! No thanks to you vindictive robots!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Dave Sewelson:

Thanks DavidJ and WR and everyone
  5:00pm bigplanetnoise:

Hey y’all y’all....
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