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Viktoria Tolstoy

Shining On You - Viktoria Tolstoy Sings The Music Of Esbjörn Svensson - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9701-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 97012 1
  • German Release: 01/02/2004
  • Genre: Piano Jazz, Swedish Jazz, Vocal Jazz

"Traumhaft schöne und intime Melodien" (FONOFORUM)

German Jazz Award 2004

CD € 17,50



The story of Viktoria Tolstoy begins long before the recent attention lavished on Scandinavian female singers.This story in particular starts in the mid 1990s when a very young Swedish jazz singer released her debut album Smile, Love and Spice. With it she received immediate appreciation from leading members of the Swedish jazz scene, such as Arne Domnerus, Putte Wickman and Svante Thuresson.Less than two years later she was to achieve commercial success with a strongly pop-oriented album: För Älskad – Too Loved. A high chart placing was to make her an overnight star.Soon after that Viktoria signed a contract with Blue Note. White Russian came out in 1997, and was the first release by a Scandinavian artist on this legendary label! With this CD the great-great-granddaughter of the famous Russian writer was to attract attention well beyo...

line up

Viktoria Tolstoy – vocals
Bror Falk - piano
Daniel Karlsson – piano
Lars Danielsson - bass, cello
Christian Spering – bass
Dan Berglund – bass
Wolfgang Haffner - drums
Jonas Holgersson - drums
Magnus Öström – drums
Nils Landgren – trombone, background vocals
The Stockholm Session Strings

Special Guest: Toots Thielemans - harmonica on ''No Regrets''


Recording Information

Recorded at Polar Studios Stockholm, June 3 and September 29, 2003 by Johan Norberg and Hakan Wollgard /  "Love Is Real" and Strings recorded at Polar Studios, October 27, 2003 by Stefan Boman
Mixed at Krubaston by Johan Norberg
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Produced by Nils Landgren