Finnish saxophonist Pauli Lyytinen is a creative musician and composer known for his uncompromising work on rhythm and art music that transcends borders. Lyytinen is a sovereign saxophonist and improviser who also plays a wide range of other instruments such as the electronic wind instrument (EWI), live-electronics and synthesizers.
Lyytinen´s active groups are Pauli Lyytinen (solo), Magnetia Orkesteri, Pauli Lyytinen Rabbit Hole, Elifantree, Niillas Holmberg & Pauli Lyytinen, Sole Azul and Equally Stupid..
Throughout his 20-year artistic career, Lyytinen has collaborated with numerous international top musicians and other performing artists. In recent years he has collaborated increasingly with contemporary classical groups and interdisciplinary projects.
Of the discography, which covers over forty titles, 30 records contain music composed by Lyytinen, and the artist has performed his own music at hundreds of prestigious clubs and festivals in 35 countries around the globe.
"Lyytinen's playing has such liveliness and class that you can listen to him for all evening without getting bored for a moment." - Written in Music
"The Pauli Lyytinen Magnetia Orkesteri's tremendously exciting performance epitomized all that is good about contemporary jazz." - All About Jazz
"Elifantree! What a glorious, mad, brilliant display! If jazz went mad and invented a new kind of cake, this would be it. I smiled all the way through!"
- The Sound and The Fury
"Saxophonist Pauli Lyytinen is the driving force behind numerous ensembles, a musician who's concert never lets one down. Along with his memorable live performances, his recorded catalogue is respectable, both wide and of marvellously high-class. Lyytinen is inevitably becoming one of the absolute greats of the Finnish jazz."