Viktoria Tolstoy: Dialogue




Viktoria Tolstoy (vocals)


My Swedish Heart (ACT 9705-2)

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Viktoria Tolstoy (vocals), Nils Landgren (vocals, trombone),

Bror Falk (piano), Christian Spering (bass), Wolfgang Haffner (drums)


Composed and arranged by Esbjörn Svensson


Recorded: Gothenberg, Sweden. March 6, 2003.


Rating: 87/100 (learn more)

There is warmth to this pretty ballad duet written by Esbjörn Svensson. The clear-voiced Tolstoy and the raspier-toned Landgren have a kinship that is immediately felt in the performance. During his early career, Svensson left the jazz community to work as a freelance pop songwriter and synth player for groups appearing on Swedish television. This one has some of the accessibility and, dare I say, catchiness that aren't found in much of the music written for the instrumental adventures of e.s.t.

Reviewer: David Tenenholtz

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