Act, 2009, CD
Instrument: Female Vocals
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Viktoria searched the vast Russian vaults for music that she could adopt. The results are a dozen fresh songs adapted and arranged by Jacob Karlzon & Joskin Milder. The music is performed by a large ensemble including lush strings that surface prominently on “The Curtain Falls”. Other highlights are “Our Man” with Nils Landgren adding vocals and our favorite, “Word By Word”. These hidden treasures include several works by P. Tschaikowsky and traditional Russian songs that are reworked for Tolstoy for today’s jazz audiences.