eCsTaSy at the Pori Jazz Festival 2014 and plans for the fall

Website photo by Peter Gannushkin

eCsTaSy played a sunny gig at the Pori Jazz Festival on July 17th, opening for Pharaoh Sanders. We had a very good, focused audience, and the vibe was as it should be on a beautiful summer day. The last time I played on that Lokki stage was in 1985, when I was in Edward Vesala’s Sound & Fury, one of the great moments in my musical life.

This fall I am starting a series of gigs at Bar Loose, one of the main rock venues in Helsinki, which will go under the heading “Jazz on the Loose (outstream)”. I have booked four dates there, and the plan is to make each evening a total happening, with me being the DJ before the shows playing some of my favorite LPs. The first event will be on September 23rd, check my calendar page for details.

To start the fall season off I’m performing on August 11th with Triad at Koko Klubi in Helsinki as part of the Kokoloft series. Then in November eCsTaSy goes on the road in France for 5 gigs, organized by Charles Gil for his “Voix et Sons Libres”.

You can now buy my recordings on the “Discography/Store” page.¬† The new “eCsTaSy”cd is in stock, and some older ones too like “Shadowglow” with Lukas Ligeti, so take a look and send me your orders.

In case you haven’t seen them yet, Triad has two clips on youtube: Coltrane’s “Transition” and Triad’s Baobop , both live in January, filmed and recorded by Hekla Productions.

For anyone interested in some of my background, influences and guitar gear, read my recent interviews on Guitar Moderne and Finnish Music Quarterly.

That’s all for now, hope to see you at one of our shows!