James Brandon Lewis, Mick Rossi and More

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Finding your own path is one thing, staying on it is another. This show features several musicians who are doing that today. Bassist Moppa Elliott's urge to challenge the idiom is not confined to his occasionally controversial Mostly Other People Do the Killing. His new recording, Jazz Band/Rock Band/Dance Band, presents three distinctly different bands and musical approaches on this triple-set for Hot Cup. Many of the usual MOPDTK suspects are on hand.

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis hasn't set out to fall into one particular category: funk, hip hop, improv all are distinct parts of his music. His new release on Relative Pitch, An Unruly Madness has no madness, just great playing. Vocalist Amirtha Kidambi also brings a wide range of influences to her very unique approach to her music. Her From Untruth debuts on this episode of One Man's Jazz. Ditto for pianist and drummer Mick Rossi —his years with Philip Glass infuse his very eclectic approach to his work. Unexpected angles and directions abound in Rossi's music.

A pair of trios make OMJ debuts in this episode as well: Treppenwitz from England and Austrian trumpeter Gerhard Ornig. Enjoy!


  • Gerhard Ornig Trio "The Enlightened Pyramid" from First Flow (Self-released) 00:00
  • Host speaks 06:17
  • Gerhard Ornig Trio "First Flow" from First Flow (Self-released) 07:18
  • Federica Michisanti "Your Books" from Silent Rides (Self-released) 16:53
  • Nick Sanders Trio "Endless" from Playtime (Sunnyside) 28:00
  • Host speaks 33:14
  • James Brandon Lewis "Haden Is Beauty" from An Unruly Manifesto (Relative Pitch) 35:30
  • Matthew Golombisky "Cuento #9" from Cuentos Vol. 1 & 2 (Ears And Eyes) 43:48
  • Host speaks 48:08
  • Amirtha Kidambi "Dance of the Subaltern" from From Untruth (Northern Spy) 50:32
  • Emile Parisien Quartet "Double Screening I" from Double Screening (Act) 59:52
  • Emile Parisien Quartet "Double Screening II" from Double Screening (Act) 1:03:09
  • Host Speaks 1:07:16
  • Moppa Elliott &Acceleration Due to Gravity "Waddle" from Jazz Band/Rock Band/Dance Band (Hot Cup) 1:09:58
  • Moppa Elliott & Unspeakable Garbage "Punxsutawney" from Jazz Band/Rock Band/Dance Band (Hot Cup) 1:13:21
  • Moppa Elliott & Advancing On A Wild Pitch "Ship" from Jazz Band/Rock Band/Dance Band (Hot Cup) 1:18:27
  • Human Feel "G_D" from Gold (Intakt) 1:25:31
  • Host speaks 1:34:27
  • Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord "Booberonic" from Harder On The Outside (Hot Cup) 1:35:43
  • Cale Brandley & Triptych Myth "Goose Berries" from Finding Fire (Birdwatcher) 1:43:08
  • Host Speaks 1:46:33
  • Treppenwitz "Russett" from The Kennedys at Beaver Point (New Jazz Records) 1:48:15
  • Mick Rossi's Anti-Matter "Hostage" from Live at Barbes' (Chant) 1:58:49
  • Host speaks 2:05:31
  • Mick Rossi's Anti-Matter "Middle Of The Middle" from Live at Barbes' (Chant) 2:06:48
  • Mick Rossi & John King "Dog Years" from Never Fence with an Amateur (Robot Love) 2:11:10
  • Host Speaks 2:19:26
  • Dr. Mark Lomax, II "Tree of Life" from 400: An Afrikan Epic (Self-released) 2:20:19
  • Ensemble Fanaa "Sujood" from Ensemble Fanaa (Self-released) 2:31:06
  • Wietse Voermans Quintet "#6" from Live at the Festival Jazz International Rotterdam (Self-released) 2:36:01
  • Host speaks 2:46:05
  • Paul Van Kemenade "The Black Cocketoo" from Stranger Than Paranoia (Kemo) 2:48:14
  • Paul Van Kemenade "Empty Heart" from Stranger Than Paranoia (Kemo) 2:52:02

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