In 2008 he released his first solo album, Inhale Exhale, on Texicalli Records. This is a solo percussion album, where Louhivuori demonstrates his broad abilities. In 2014 Louhivuori released his second, critically acclaimed solo album Existence (Eclipse Records).
In 2017 Louhivuori started his ambitious 5 year project Immediate Music I-V on Svart Records, where he investigates different approaches to improvisation with five different line-ups.
Louhivuori also plays in the bands Ilmiliekki Quartet, Alexi Tuomarila Trio, Joona Toivanen, Olavi Trio and Elifantree. He has been involved in winning the Nordic Jazz Comets competitions three times: Joona Toivanen trio in 2000, Ilmiliekki Quartet in 2002 and Sun Trio in 2006. He was a long-time collaborator with a late trumpet legend Tomasz Stanko. In addition, he has played with, among others, UMO Jazz Orchestra, Marilyn Crispell, Anthony Braxton, Lee Konitz, Teppo Hauta-aho, Jukka Perko, Sakari Kukko and M. A. Numminen.