Esa Pietila´s Freejazz bag - 2013 /14
New Groups available for
Festivals & clubs 2013 /2014
Presenting the new additions for Esa Pietlä´s freejazz bag in 2012.
"Pietilä´s' multi-faceted style of saxophone sound merges with the multiphonics - resulting a massive, almost impossible sound world of the instrument’s capabilities".
A new Quartet formed in sept. 2012 with pianist Aki Rissanen, drummer Olavi Louhivuori and bassisst Antti Lötjönen navigates the deep waters of free expression. Their expression includes brisky storms of avant garde jazz combined with today´s contemporary new music sounds. In the soundscape of the Liberty Ship there´s also good amount of beautiful ambient scenary painting, natural green freshness and emotional storytelling.
Listen pre-cd: Pnostringstutti 4tet improzee Warp Drive
Duo Jeff "Siege" Siegel & Esa Pietilä
Both Jeff Siegel and Esa Pietilä are widely known for
their multiple projects and visionary approach to music. The new album, Out Doors (ARC, USA), brings together the two musicians and their distinctive styles of jazz and free form improvisation. Pietilä´s' multi-faceted style of saxophone sound merges with the multiphonics - a massive, almost impossible sound world of the instrument’s capabilities. Drummer Siegel adds striking colours and fascinating drum textures to the common
pot. The album's material contains loosely sketched pieces by Siegel and Pietilä plus pure collective improvisation. Listen www.jeffsiegeljazz.com
Brain Inventory Trio
The new cd "Wall" (Konnex Records, GER) brings us a fusion of styles from jazz and folk music to rock, throwing all preconceptions out the window. With American pianist Michael Jefry Stevens and two Finns, saxophonist Esa Pietilä and cellist Juho Laitinen. In the line-up, the trio's talents span across a multitude of musical genres.The unusual instrumentation of piano, cello (both acoustic and electric) and saxophones opens possibilities for new musical expression. The absence of a rhythm section leaves more room for free expression, with Stevens' original style and piano sound merging with the effects of the electric cello to create a massive, almost orchestral sound world. The result is something very unusual that's neither traditional jazz nor freeform, but something in-between. Listen & see concert videos
Duo Harvey Sorgen & Esa Pietilä
In July of 2012, drummer Harvey Sorgen and Esa Pietilä started their historic collaboration. Their first tour of the USA included concerts in NYC, Vermont & New Hampshire. This musical encounter was something very new and unique - a surprisingly new organism of sounds and structure. Harvey Sorgen´s intensity coupled with his sense of how to shape sound combine seamlessly with Esa´s vision and gut punching ideas on the saxophone. The duo´s explorations become a singular combination of fire, soft elegance, pure primitive power and flourishing ripeness.
Esa is truly one of the finast musicians that I have had the pleasure to work with. His honest, open approach is from the heart and makes our dialogue such a beautiful exchange! - Harvey Sorgen
Listen concert: "Live at Brandon", VT, USA 2012
(full concert, streaming, duration 1:07) www.harveysorgen.com
“Esa is one of Finland's leading jazz musicians. I recommend his albums, which show his scope and imagination as a player.”
Professor Stuart Nicholson, Author, Journalist, Lecturer
About solo saxophone CD "Karhea"....Congrats on the new CD - it's FANTASTIC!
Laurence Donohue-Greene - Managing Editor, The New York City Jazz Record
Esa is a wonderfully gifted saxophonist and composer. I can highly recommend Esa as a composer and performer .” - Michael J. Stevens, member, International Society of Improvised Music
Esa Pietilä, known as a prowess visionary and improviser - He places great attention to creating musical sceneries that are essentially Scandinavian and Finnish by nature. - Finnish Music Quarterly, FIMIC
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