Photo: Teemu Mattson

Martti Vesala – trp, Petri Puolitaival – t. sax, fl, Joonas Haavisto – p, Juho Kivivuori – db, Ville Pynssi – dr

The dynamic post-bop quintet released their sophomore album “Stars Aligned” in the spring of 2018 on the prestigious German label Ozella Music. “Stars Aligned” was immediately noted in the music media both in Finland and abroad, and Vesala’s name began to get accompanied by the “new Miles Davis” attribute.

Taking 1960s Blue Note Records post-bop as a model, Finland’s Martti Vesala Soundpost Quintet excels at sophisticated acoustic interplay.

– Howard Mandel, DownBeat