Earshift Music is set to release the new album from Matthew Ottignon’s project Mister Ott. Stay tuned for release details and launch party!
“The mysterious burst of sonic energy that is Mister Ott is infectious.” Megaphone Oz
“It’s a blast, from start to finish” Australian Stage
Acclaimed saxophonist Matthew Ottignon’s latest project Mister Ott brings together some of Sydney’s finest musicians in an Ethiopian flavoured musical excursion combining eastern sounds and hypnotic rhythms with groove-heavy funk. Following the resurgence in Ethio-soul from the popular Ethiopiques series as well as Matthew’s touring in Ethiopia with iconic world music export Dereb the Ambassador, Mister Ott’s new album Drop it Like it’s Ott is a high calibre instrumental dance album that crosses world music with jazz, Ethiopian and funk.
Mister Ott have released two singles Mattaraja and Take it Higher, and is set to release their debut album Drop it Like it’s Ott on Earshift Music in October 2014. The band has performed throughout Sydney over the past three years as venues such as Venue 505, The Basement, Foundry 616 and others, as well as recently in Amsterdam and Paris. The band has received critical acclaim and radio support on ABC Radio National and community radio stations throughout Sydney.
Matthew Ottignon – tenor and baritone saxes, flute,
Ellen Kirwood : trumpet,
Daniel Pliner – piano, organ,
Ben Panucci – guitar,
Eden Ottignon – bass,
Dan Kennedy – drums