Drums. Synths. Space. In 1977, four years following the dissolution of Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jan Hammer teamed with percussionist David Earle Johnson for Time Is Free – the first of a pair of collaborative albums. Having carved out his own solo career beginning with 1975’s The First Seven Days (on which Johnson guests), the tîªte-î -tîªte found on Time Is Free finds the two artists displaying what would soon become the model for the Jan Hammer Group’s Melodies and beyond.