Viktoria Tolstoy
Pictures Of Me

VÖ: 22.09.2006

Genre: Swedish Jazz

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ACT 9712-2, 614427971227
Viktoria Tolstoy – vocals
Jacob Karlzon – piano and keyboards
Hans Andersson – acoustic bass
Peter Danemo – drums and percussion
Xavier Desandre Navarre – percussion
Tore Brunborg – saxophone and flute
Lars Danielsson - cello

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Lars Nilsson, Jenny Nilsson and Bo Savik at Nilento Studios, Göteborg, Sweden
Sound and Edit Design by Lars Nilsson
Produced by Lars Danielsson

If you click on the link below you can see a VIDEO of Viktoria Tolstoy performing the song "South" from her new album Pictures of Me during a Swedish television show:

"Her name stands for the finest vocal jazz, and the new album lives up to what Viktoria Tolstoy promises." (CONCERTO)

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.