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 .

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