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Album of the Week – ‘Drop It Like It’s Ott’ by Mister Ott


‘Drop It Like It’s Ott’ by Mister Ott is Eastside Radio’s Album of the Week.

The debut release from the Sydney eight-piece showcases and eclectic array of musical genre’s from across the globe. Bandleader and saxophonist Matthew Ottignon takes on the group’s creative direction with compositions inspired by his worldly travels. The rhythms and harmonies of Ethiopia in particular became interwoven into Ottignon’s musical stylings following a tour of the country with Dereb the Ambassador and listening to the musical stylings of Mulatu Astatke.

The result, and electric Funk Jazz and East African melting pot of pure musical goodness. It is the perfect amalgamation of the heart of jazz music that is improviation and the rhythmic drives found radiating from the engine rooms native to East African musicians. Ottignon himself says about the album; “Hopefully the audience will take home a feeling of jazz that maybe isn’t what they expected.” Mister Ott features a stellar cast of talented Australian musicians including Ellen Kirkwood, Daniel Pliner, Ben Panucci, Eden Ottignin and Dan Kennedy.

Band Members:

Matthew Ottignon – Tenor and Baritone Saxes, Flute

Ellen Kirwood : Trumpet

Daniel Pliner – Piano, Organ

Ben Panucci – Guitar

Eden Ottignon – Bass

Dan Kennedy – Drums

You can catch Ellen Kirkwood of Mister Ott chatting with Dan Barnett and Matt McMahon this Thursday from 2PM-4PM. Tune in via 89.7FM or online at www.eastsidefm.org Stay in touch Mister Ott via their FACEBOOKYOUTUBE  and website http://misterott.com/.

Be sure to tune in this week to 89.7FM EASTSIDE RADIO for your chance to WIN a copy of Mister Ott’s debut release, ‘Drop It Like It’s Ott. You must be a supporter to win so make sure to sign up at http://eastsidefm.org/support-us-2/. Don’t forget you can also stream the station at www.eastsidefm.org.


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