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

VÖ: 01.02.2004

Genre: Beliebte Alben, Piano Jazz


ACT 9701-2, 6 14427 97012 1
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''

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

"Dreamily beautiful and intimate melodies" - (FONOFORUM) German Jazz Award 2004

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.