The great melodramatist of jazz Viktoria Tolstoy & her longtime companion on piano Jacob Karlzon present 14 of their all time favourites – just in duo, intimate, intensive and full of magic.
Though there are many beautiful singing voices in jazz today, Viktoria Tolstoy is one of a kind. A great melodramatist of jazz who is also bipolar, she makes happiness sound fragile and threatened, and bitterness sweet and enchanting. She has framed and perfected this art on a conceptual level since becoming an ACT artist in 2003, whether concentrating on material from Esbjörn Svensson – whose e.s.t. began to some extent as her accompanying trio – or, most recently, on Herbie Hancock, classical originals, Swedish standards or repertoire from Russia, the home of her ancestors. Her latest album "A Moment Of Now" is her most frank recording yet – for one simple reason: "Jacob [Karlzon] and I are the concept this time," says Viktoria. Indeed it is an intimate album by the duo that focuses on their musical partnership. K...line up
Produced by Nils Landgren
Co-produced by Jacob Karlzon & Lasse Nilsson
Recorded, sound design, mixed and mastered by Lars Nilsson,
April 22 – 24, 2013 at Nilento Studio, Gothenburg
Production team: Jenny Nilsson and Michael Dahlvid