Take It Higher

by Mister Ott (Mr Ott)

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Take It Higher is inspired by music from the Ethiopian region of Gonder, Dereb Desalegn and James Brown. The title is taken from lyric in James Brown's song Funky Good Time.


released June 12, 2013
The band on this recording is Matthew Ottignon - baritone + tenor sax, Nick Garbett - trumpet, Daniel Pliner - clavinet + organ, Mick Staurt - guitar, Eden Ottignon - bass, Carlos Adura - drums, Ben Walsh - percussion.
Recorded at Linear Studios - Sydney, Mixed by Chris Townend - Hobart, Mastered by William Bowden - Sydney.
Management - Yui Kasamatsu - www.matsuentertainment.com
Band Website - www.matthewottignon.com



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Mister Ott (Mr Ott) Sydney, Australia

Mister Ott is the alter ego of Matt Ottignon, Sydney based Kiwi saxophonist. In particular, Matt has a keen interest and involvement with the very unique sounds of Ethiopian music. It’s that unique mixture of traditional music with jazz and soul from the 50's and 60's that is the inspiration for Mister Ott - music that washes away the dust of everyday life and gives the soul room to breathe. ... more

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