Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mister Ott: Matt Ottignon

Saw this via ParisDJs: " Mister Ott is a six piece band led by New Zealand saxophonist Matt Ottignon [currently based in Australia], keen on exploring the Ethio-Jazz-Funk universe and around.

Their first single is a two-track self-released CD [released 2014] that might be a bit hard to find over here in France but the digital version is on Bandcamp.'Mattaraja', pounding to a fat hip hop beat, is quite surprising. Is that Jazz? 

The answer might lie in the other tune, 'Take It Higher', with first class keyboard and sax solos over something like a... half soca beat! Really great jazz/hip hop instrumental stuff recorded in Sydney with inspiration from Ethiopia."

The songs have been on Bandcamp for a minute, but still worth checking.

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