Viktoria Tolstoy
A Moment Of Now

VÖ: 25.10.2013

Genre: Piano Jazz

No longer available

ACT 9727-2, 614427972729
Viktoria Tolstoy / vocals
Jakob Karlzon / Steinway grand piano,
pump organ, celesta, Fender Rhodes

Special Guest on Send One Your Love:
Jocke Bergström / vocals

Produced by Nils Landgren
Co-produced by Jacob Karlzon & Lasse Nilsson

Recorded, sound design, mixed and mastered by Lars Nilsson, April 22 – 24, 2013 at Nilento Studio, Gothenburg
Production team: Jenny Nilsson and Michael Dahlvid

The great melodramatist of jazz in an intimate duo with her long-time accompanist Jacob Karlzon: 14 all-time favourites by Viktoria Tolstoy, hauntingly and excitingly reduced to their essence.Intimate, intense and full of magic!

Viktoria Tolstoy
Artistic talent runs in the family of Swedish singer Viktoria Tolstoy. Her great-great-grandfather was the legendary Russian national poet Leo Tolstoy. From a very young age on, Viktoria made her way through the jazz clubs of Stockholm and played with leading Swedish jazz musicians like Svante Thuresson. In 1994, at the age of 20, she recorded her first album. Two years later, with the album "För Älskad," she became an overnight pop star in her homeland. This set the stage for her collaboration with Esbjörn Svensson and e.s.t. He produced and wrote songs for "White Russian," the first Scandinavian record released by the legendary Blue Note Label. Nils "Mr. Red Horn" Landgren also produced and played with her, and in 2003, she followed him and Svensson to ACT as an exclusive artist for the label. Since then, Tolstoy has established herself as one of the leading voices in contemporary jazz. Crystal clear, dynamic, wild, and vibrant, yet simultaneously prosaic and grounded, her voice is perhaps the most brilliant of all Scandinavian singers. When Viktoria Tolstoy performs a song, she doesn't just interpret it; she shapes and molds it in a unique way.