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Pietila clearly shows why his prolific talent has his work revered by the masters of their craft. Karhea is a landmark release for one of the finest saxophone player that I have had the exception to hear.” – CriticalJazz, USA – Brent Black.

Liberty Ship sailed to the European frontline  - The music of Liberty Ship threw the group brightly into the crowd of one of the best European groups.
- Helsingin Sanomat – Jukka Hauru

Pietilä is a very powerful but also gentle saxophonist who can reach far out but first of all let all the capabilities of his fellow musicians unfold in this band. Great, incentive playing!” – All About Jazz – Henning Boltne .


From Soundcloud collections – “Esa Plays with Esa”





Liberty Ship new cd Release

LIBERTY SHIP” (Aki Rissanen, pno – Olavi Louhivuori, drs, – Antti Lötjönen, bs – Esa Pietilä, tsax) New Limited Edition double CD “APPROACHING” Release on... Read more


Five star reviews!!!

Check out these reviews by Brent Black at CriticalJazz for my solo album “Karhea” and the Duo album “Out Doors” with drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel (USA). They both... Read more


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