Viktoria Tolstoy
Meet Me At The Movies

VÖ: 27.01.2017

Genre: Swedish Jazz



ACT 9827-2, 614427982728
Viktoria Tolstoy / vocals
Krister Jonsson / guitars
Mattias Svensson / electric & acoustic bass
Rasmus Kihlberg / drums

Special Guests:
Iiro Rantala / piano
Nils Landgren / trombone & vocals

Produced by Nils Landgren

Recorded by Michael Dahlvid at Nilento Studio Kållered, Sweden, April 24, 25 & 27, 2016
Additional recordings by David Carlsson at Gula Studion Malmö, Sweden, September 27 - 29, 2016
Sound design by Lasse Nilsson
Mixed and mastered by Lasse Nilsson

Executive Producer: Siggi Loch

Photos by Gregor Hohenberg

"Meet Me At The Movies" is an exhilarating journey through the history of film and film music, featuring titles from Michael Curtiz's "Casablanca" with Herman Hupfeld's "As Time Goes By" to Lars von Trier's "Dancer In The Dark" with Björk's "New World," and many more.

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.