‘SINGLE SHOT’ album released Dec 2016 on Art As Carthasis + Earshift Records


Single Shot is certainly a strong contender for one of this year’s better jazz releases, has a great deal of crossover appeal, and transcends the genres from which it was born, and by which it was influenced.’ – Echoes and Dust blog

Buy now on bandcamp 

Mister Ott’s second album ‘Single Shot’ sees the band expand their Ethiojazz sound to incorporate psychedelic guitars, reverb-drenched horns, intergalactic keys, and a crunchy drum/bass combo. The result is a mesmerising marriage of eastern sounds, tight jazz/funk instrumentation, and hypnotic dance grooves with a psychedelic edge. The music blends native melodies with improvisation for which Afro-jazz is renowned.

Sure to be enjoyed by fans of Anderson .Paak, badbadnotgood, Mulatu Astatke and Fela Kuti alike.

released November 24, 2016

Compostions by
Ottignon (2,4,5,7)
Ottignon, Pliner (1)
Ottignon, Pliner, Panucci (3)
Ottignon, Pliner, Kirkwood (6)

Recorded by Richie Belkner at F.E.D. August 2016
Mixed by Damien Charles
Mastered by Kathy Naunton
Artwork and design by Ella Egidy
Produced by Matthew Ottignon

Matthew Ottignon – Tenor and Baritone sax
Ellen Kirkwood – Trumpet
Daniel Pliner – Keys
Ben Panucci – Guitar
Eden Ottignon – Bass
Carlos Adura – Drums and Percussion (1-6)
Dan Kennedy – Drums (7)


‘DROP IT LIKE IT’S OTT’ album released Oct 2014 on Earshift Records

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“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 jazz 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. Drop it Like it’s Ott is their debut album, released by Earshift in October 2014. The band has performed throughout Sydney since 2011 at venues such as Venue 505, The Basement, Foundry 616 and others, as well as recently in Amsterdam and Paris. They play to critical acclaim, including radio support on ABC Radio National and community radio stations throughout Sydney.

“Mattaraja” single released June 2013
– available on itunes, cdbaby, and all other digital outlets

“Take It Higher” single released June 2013
– available on itunes, cdbaby, and all other digital outlets

Mister Ott live at Bohemian Grove 2012

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