Viktoria Tolstoy

My Russian Soul - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9721-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 97212 5
  • German Release: 26/09/2008
  • Genre: Swedish Jazz, Vocal Jazz

„Mit natürlicher Stimme und verblüffendem Geschmack gelingt die Verwandlung der Russen des 19. in sinnliche Botschaften des 21. Jahrhunderts.“ RHEINISCHER MERKUR

No longer available – out of print

Getting signed as an artist for ACT Records gave Swedish singer Victoria Tolstoy a worldwide break. Her three own ACT albums not only made the now 34-year old singer a household name, they also demonstrated her talent in conceptional work. On Shining On You (ACT 9701-2), all songs written by Esbjörn Svensson, she crafted a vocal parallel to the instrumental sound of e.s.t. My Swedish Heart (ACT 9705-2) was a successful homage to 50 years of Swedish jazz, and Pictures Of Me (ACT 9712-2) was a collection of very personal and utterly convincing interpretations of songs most prominently made famous by international pop icons. On My Russian Soul (ACT 9721-2) the Swede with Russian ancestors shows us another facet of her glamorous personality with her brilliant and expressive voice. For many years now, the great-grand daughter of Leo Tolstoy...

line up

Viktoria Tolstoy – vocals
Jacob Karlzon – piano & keyboards
Johan Granström – bass & Fender fretless bass
Rasmus Kihlberg – drums & percussion
Joakim Milder – tenor & soprano sax
Nils Landgren – trombone & vocals (”Our Man”)
Lelo Nika – accordion

Recording Information

Recorded by Lasse Nilsson & Bo Savik at Nilento Studio, Göteborg, April, 2008
Mixed and mastered by Lasse Nilsson at Nilento Studio Kållered Göteborg, May, 2008
Produced by Nils Landgren
Executive Producer: Siegfried Loch