I hadn’t planned on posting more about the Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival, but it turns out that there is video of several artists, some of whose concerts I missed. Viktoria Tolstoy, one of Sweden’s best-known singers, teamed up with the veteran bassist Mattias Svensson for a concert in the courtyard of the Hos Morten Café. I was there and enjoyed it but did not previously write about it.
If you are not familiar with Ms. Tolstoy and wonder about her last name, she is the great-great-granddaughter of Russian writer Leo Tolstoy and the daughter of musicologist Erik Kjellberg. Ms. Tolstoy and Svensson took side trips for pieces by Peter Gabriel and Michael Jackson, but most of their repertoire was standard songs, including one of Irving Berlin’s.
Dahn-Ola Olsson, who supplied the Tolstoy-Svensson video to YouTube, also shot segments of other Ystad Festival events. Some are fragments. A few capture complete performances, including one by Dave Holland and Kenny Barron. You can see them on Olsson’s YouTube channel.