Single Shot

by Mister Ott

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TheMysteryCat Keep coming back to this album. Sublimes grooves, progressions and production.
Matthew Rukgaber
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Matthew Rukgaber I do enjoy ethio-jazz and Fela Kuti, so this was a no-brainer. The group is not African and not every song is ethio-jazz. Track 1 is straight-up fusion. The rhythm section and phrasing on track 2 is more Miles Davis than anything. Track 3 and 5 are more like electronic fusion. But track 4 brings it...straight from Addis Ababa. The final 10 min track is fairly Weather Report-ish. All in all, great stuff, no doubt! Favorite track: Dragon Majesty.
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Tolujin Even if, like me, you know next to nothing about the artists and genres namechecked and tagged here, you'd have to be pretty dull not to respond to the purely sensuous qualities of these delicious recordings. Witty and melodic playing, compositional nous and great grooves don't hurt either. Favorite track: Snakebite.
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Zhakathoom Surprise, surprise! A funky-psychedelic prog-jazzy voyage was indeed what the doctor prescribed. And Mister Ott delivers. It's an experience somewhat akin to Jaga Jazzist, but with less electronica influences. Tight as spandex on a hippo, yet flowing like foam on rolling waves, marshmallow skies in pink dreamscapes and slow, swirling nebulae. Awesome! Favorite track: Blood Sky.
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With a sound originally rooted in the Ethiojazz, 'Single Shot' sees Sydney's Mister Ott expand their sonic palette to incorporate psychedelic guitars, reverb-drenched horns, intergalactic keys, and a crunchy drum-and-bass combo that would make DJ Shadow envious.

The result is a marriage of mesmerising eastern sounds, tight jazz/funk, and hypnotic grooves with a psychedelic edge.

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


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)

Co-released with Earshift Music.


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