Viktoria Tolstoy

My Swedish Heart - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9705-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 97052 7
  • German Release: 01/03/2005
  • Genre: Swedish Jazz, Vocal Jazz

"Viktoria Tolstoy singt mit Hingabe und Herzenswärme" (SPIEGEL)


No longer available – out of print

Viktoria Tolstoy achieved both a national and international breakthrough with her ACT debut album "Shining On You". While she had already shown on her Blue Note Album "White Russian" with E.S.T. (1997), that she belonged to the first rank of young Swedish female jazz musicians, she was virtually unknown outside her homeland.While the music for the first ACT album by the great-great-granddaughter of Leo Tolstoy was all specially composed by Esbjörn Svensson, this "beautiful singer with classiness coursing in her blood" (Tonart) has dedicated her latest totally to her home country. MY SWEDISH HEART is an expression of love and a tribute to the great Swedish jazz composers from Lars Gullin to her contemporaries.Sweden developed a particularly active jazz scene before all other European countries, helped by th...

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Viktoria Tolstoy – vocals
Jacob Karlzon - grand piano
Lars Danielsson - accoustic bass, cello
Peter Danemo – drums, percussion
Ulf Wakenius - accoustic guitar
Nils Landgren - trombone

Special Guests:
Ale Möller – mandola, flute
Christian Spering - accoustic bass
Wolfgang Haffner – drums
[[Bohuslän Bigband]]

Recording Information

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Lars Nilsson, digital 24 bit supermapping, at Nilento Studio, Göteborg, Sweden
Produced by Nils Landgren & Siegfried Loch