Bjorn and Richard Gillis
& Egill Ólafsson
BT & Luther
Tim Butler Band
S. Stefánsson, Jón Rafnsson, Björn
and Eric Quick
BT & Luther is a jazzband
that performes the music of Martin Luther (1483-1546), as
arranged by Björn Thoroddsen.
It is rarely heard of that jazz musicians use the music of
Luther as a part of their ouevre as only a few of the
psalms are well-known by the public. Martin Luther was not
afraid to make use of the musical innovations of his time
and he held relationships with some of the greatest
composers of the era. The fruits of these collaborations
can be heard with BT & Luther. Luther was also keen on
changing and updating older music and there are examples
of Luther taking a psalm, written ca. 1000 AC, rewriting
it and then making it his own. Björn Thoroddsen
follows this same procedure used by Luther 500 years ago;
rewriting some of Luther’s work, updating it for our time
and making some of them his own.
The CD was released in September 2004 by Steinsnar. www.steinsnar.com.
performers made the most out of this opportunity...
musican is Icelandic guitarist Björn Thoroddsen.
“Jazz performer of the
The Icelandic Music awards.
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