ELive Stream: SM4 with David Lyttle IRL Siim Aimla EST
Martin Söderbacka - guitar | Eevalotta Matikainen - bass | David Lyttle (IRL) - drums | Siim Aimla (EST) - saxophone
SM4, aka Söderbacka-Matikainen Quartet, featuring David Lyttle (IRL) and Siim Aimla (EST) is a new exciting collaboration. The music by SM4 can be described as melodic jazz with modern flavours that sets a playground for the musicians to create rhythmic and harmonic adventures. The music for SM4 is mainly written by guitarist Martin Söderbacka and basist Eevalotta Matikainen. Together with drummer David Lyttle from Northern Ireland and one of Estonias foremost jazz musicians and saxophone players Siim Aimla, they offer an evening filled with jazz, beautiful music and joyful moments.
David Lyttle (IRL) is one of Northern Irelands foremost jazz musicians. Lyttle has played in more than 25 different countries and has collaborated with musicians such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dave Liebman, Seamus Blake, Joe Lovano, Jesse Van Ruller, Jonathan Kreisberg, Terell Stafford, Pino Palladino, Kenny Werner and Liane Carrol. He as also received nominations for MOBO Awards and Urban Music Awards. David studied music at Skidmore Jazz Institute (New York), the Banff Centre (Canada) and at the University of Ulster from which he graduated as doctor of music in 2009. His work is described by Rolling Stone magazine as “one of the best, robust listening experiences you’re likely to have all year” and by website All about jazz as “…one of the world’s great contemporary drummers.”
Martin Söderbacka – guitar
Eevalotta Matikainen – bass
David Lyttle (IRL) – drums
Siim Aimla (EST) – saxophone