Viktoria Tolstoy & Jacob Karlzon
After her tribute album to Herbie Hancock, singer Viktoria Tolstoy went back to the studio with her music partner of more than 15 years, Jacob Karlzon. His piano playing, which combines subtle nuances of light and dark with harmonic ambiguity is the perfect counterpoint to her smooth voice. The duo performs songs and themes ranging from Fauré to Cole Porter, Stevie Wonder, Joe Zawinul, Pat Metheny, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel. They manage to breathe new life into well-known songs, making it a pleasure to rediscover popular melodies laid bare. Chances like this are too rare to miss!