Philip Catherine

The String Project - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9594-2
  • Barcode: 614427959423
  • German Release: 25/09/2015

Jazz and Classical music merge together: On “The String Project,“ the Belgian guitar icon presents some of
his classic tunes in a new guise, with a string orchestra

CD € 17,50

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Philip Catherine could so easily never have been born. His maternal grandfather, Mr. Brennan, a member of the first violin section of the London Symphony Orchestra, was supposed to travel to New York on the fateful maiden voyage of the Titanic in April 1912. He had booked his ticket, but by the time he got to Southampton, the ship had already sailed without him. Not long thereafter, Philip Catherine's mother came into this world, and Catherine himself was born on the 27th of October 1942.This story, which gained the status of myth in his family, helped his mother to instil a love of music in him. Now, at the age of nearly 73. Philip Catherine has been able to fulfil a long-held wish to have his music performed with a large orchestra, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, conducted by Frank Braley. Nine arrangers made orchestral v...

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Philip Catherine / guitar
Nicola Andrioli / piano
Nicolas Fiszman / acoustic guitar & electric bass
Philippe Aerts / double bass
Hans Van Oosterhout / drums

Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie (ORCW)
conducted by Frank Braley



Recording Information

Music composed by Philip Catherine
except 01 by Jean-Claude Petit

Produced by Philip Catherine
Musical supervisors: Nicolas Fiszman & Michel Herr

Live in concert at Flagey, Brussels on 13.01.2015
Concert producer: VRT (Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep)
Recorded at Flagey Studio 4 by Walter De Niel and Johan Favoreel
Mixed and mastered by Walter De Niel at VRT studios
Sound engineer (FOH) at Flagey: Bart Aga

Cover art by Manfred Bockelmann © VG Bild-Kunst