Viktoria Tolstoy: Dialogue
Viktoria Tolstoy (vocals)
My Swedish Heart (ACT 9705-2)
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