Lazybones March 2016 ‘The Heroic Easy’
Party vibes at Lazybones
with Ben Panucci (g) Ellen Kirkwood (d) Eden Ottignon (b) Daniel Pliner (k) Carlos Adura (d) Matthew Ottignon (ts) Chris O’Dea (bs)
Mister Ott Tour 2016
Some basic zoom and iPhone footage while on tour with Mister Ott 2016.
Tour included performances in Berry (NSW), Melbourne (VIC), and Sydney (NSW)
First clip ‘Yekermo Sew’ (Mulatu Astatke) taken at Open Studio, Northcote, Melbourne
Second clip is ‘Cumbia Del King’ (M.Ottignon) taken at Playbar, Surry Hills, Sydney for the Eastside Radiothon. (very low light)
Third club is ‘Gonder’ (M.Ottignon) taken from the Melbourne Jazz Festival gig at Footscray Arts Centre, as part of the Jazz a bye series (where parents can bring their babies to gigs!)
Fourth clip is ‘Single Shot’ (M.Ottignon) taken at Foundry 616, Ultimo, Sydney (low light)
Friday 1st July – Lazybones Lounge – Marrickville, SYDNEY
Saturday 3rd September – Venue 505 – Surry Hills, SYDNEY
Friday 16th September – Cool For School (SIMA) @ Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre – Chippendale, SYDNEY
After a great first show at Marrickville’s Lazybones Lounge, Mister Ott will return in March for a full 3 sets.
- Thursday March 24th.
- Lazybones Lounge
- 294 Marrickville Road
- 8:30pm – Midnight
The first gig of the year is at Marrickville’s Lazybones Lounge. Super hip and comfortable upstairs bar. There will be two bands on the night and we finish at 10:30 so don’t mess around and get in there early.
- Saturday 16th January
- Lazybones Lounge
- 294 Marrickville Road, Entry Illawarra Road, Marrickville
- Doors & Restaurant 5pm,
- $15 on the door
- 8.30pm Mister Ott
- 11pm Lek Fonq
The last Mister Ott show for the year will be Friday 13th November at Venue 505.
If you haven’t seen the band live yet, this is your chance. Due to current various commitments with other bands this will be the only Sydney performance. There will be new music on show as well as all the hits from Drop It Like It’s Ott. Check out the reviews to see how we fared in the press and jump on to Bandcamp to buy a copy of the album if you haven’t already.
Sydney Morning Herald
September 11, 2015
Shortlist album reviews: Paper Kites, JD Souther, Mr Ott, Flying Saucer Attack and the Maccabees
DROP IT LIKE IT’S OTT (Earshift)
It even had its own name, “Ethio-jazz”, a unique jazz offshoot that Mulatu Astatke nurtured in Ethiopia in the early 1970s, and it soon became a benchmark of hipness. You can hear why in Matt Ottignon’s band Mr Ott, which plays original music drenched in Ethiopian rhythms and textures that is so infectious as to erode my suspicion of projects so subservient to idiom. The grooves, a jigsaw of minimal contributions from horns, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums and percussion, have an edge of exoticism as well as creating surges of energy. Wah-wah guitar, almost the style’s birthmark, is here supplied by Ben Panucci, who also produces some startling solos. Ottignon’s tenor and baritone saxophones intermittently blaze like bushfires through rhythmic thickets in which Eden Ottignon’s bass plays a hypnotic part. Ellen Kirkwood provides slicing trumpet, Daniel Pliner the chunky or slippery keyboards and Dan Kennedy and Steve Marin hold down the all-important drums/percussion duties. JOHN SHAND
“Drop It Like Its Ott” is the bands first full length studio album. It will be released on Sydney record label Earshift, run by saxophonist Jeremy Rose.
Band for the launch is the usual six piece augmented with c melody sax and congas.
Matthew Ottignon – saxes, Ellen Kirkwood – trumpet, Daniel Pliner – keys, Ben Panucci – guitar, Eden Ottignon – bass, Dan Kennedy – drums, Peter Farrar – sax, Aykho Akryff – congas.
The Vampires are no strangers to Venue 505, having played at the venue since the early days in Hibernian House. Since 2008 the band has released four albums and toured relentlessly in Australia and recently to Germany. The music builds on the rich history of piano-less jazz quartets with a unique twist, adopting Reggae, Balkan, Afrobeat and Latin rhythms in unexpected ways. Last chance to catch them before their European tour!
‘…A dubby fanfare from Jeremy Rose and Nick Garbett and we are off into the new Vampires album, Tiro – into that unique Vampires place where Ornette Coleman jams at Black Ark, while New York traffic snarls by outside and Bondi surf laps at our (tapping) toes…. Overall Tiro is more blues, more downbeat and definitely more truly beautiful than Garfish. It is a leap, horizontally and vertically, from that 2012 album. The band and the compositions widening and deepening as any great band does as it evolves. – Australian jazz
Jeremy Rose – alto/tenor saxophone + clarinet,Nick Garbett – trumpet,Jonathan Zwartz – bass,Alex Masso – drums and cajon