Viktoria Tolstoy
Signature Edition 5

VÖ: 24.06.2011

Genre: Swedish Jazz, Signature Edition, Vocal Jazz


ACT 6008-2, 614427600820
with Esbjörn Svensson, e.s.t., Nils Landgren, Benny Andersson, Svante Thuresson, Toots Thielemans, Lars Danielsson, Putte Wickman, Ulf Wakenius, Wolfgang Haffner and others

Music personally selected by Viktoria Tolstoy, recorded between 1994 – 2008.
Signature Edition produced by the artist.  Executive Producer: Siggi Loch.
Compilation mastered by Klaus Scheuermann in January 2011.
ACT Signature Edition - the essence of artistic creation: 24 tracks, around 120 minutes of music, personally selected by the artist.
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.