Duo Mart Soo – Esa Pietilä:

With their new album, Mart Soo and Esa Pietilä combine the worlds of acoustic playing and diverse use of live-electronics.

Mart Soo & Esa PietiläPhoto: Raul Ollo

Mart Soo and Esa Pietilä are two talented musicians who have made a significant impact in the jazz scene and who are also known for their exceptional improvisational skills, making each performance a unique and dynamic experience. Their ability to create and develop ideas on the spot, sets them apart as some of the most talented musicians in the jazz scene. With their new album, they combine the worlds of acoustic playing and diverse use of live-electronics.

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Esa Pietilä, saxophone & live-electronics.

Mart Soo, guitar live-electronics.

Mart Soo is an Estonian guitarist who has been performing for over four decades. He has released more than 50 albums as leader and sideman and has performed in numerous concerts and festivals around the world. Mart Soo’s high-level improvisational skills are a defining characteristic of his playing. He is known for his unique and innovative playing style, with elements of jazz, rock, and electronic music which blends modern jazz with live-electronics and extended techniques – creating a unique and captivating sound of his own

Esa Pietilä, is a Finnish saxophonist who has made a name for himself in the world of jazz. He has been praised for his exceptional technical skills, as well as his ability to bring a new and fresh perspective to jazz music. He has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz, and is also recognized for his contributions to the field of contemporary classical music. He has collaborated with some of the leading composers of our time, and his work has been performed in prestigious venues around the world. His innovative and experimental approach to music has earned him a reputation as a cutting-edge artist, making him a sought-after performer in both the jazz and contemporary classical music scenes.

Together as duo, Mart Soo and Esa Pietilä’s exceptional musical skills and unique approach to music make them a must-see act for fans of jazz and contemporary classical music. Their dynamic and high-level improvisational skills, combined with their innovative use of live electronics and forward-thinking musical style, make them truly one-of-a-kind musicians whose collaboration showcase their incredible musical abilities and their unique chemistry.

Mart Soo & Esa Pietilä Photo: Raul Ollo