Philip Catherine
Duo Art: New Folks

VÖ: 17.01.2014

Genre: Guitar Jazz

No longer available

ACT 9621-2, 614427962126
Philip Catherine / guitar
Martin Wind / bass

Produced by Siggi Loch

Recorded at Realistic Sound Studio by Florian Oestreicher, April 3 & 4, 2013
Mixed and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann

Cover Art (Detail) by Philip Taaffe / ACT Art Collection

Philip Catherine - the Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote about him that he "plays things that you can't hear from any other guitarist in the world at the moment". His partner on bass, Martin Wind, is one of the few Germans who have made it in New York. Both of them are true aesthetes who love melodic jazz with swing roots. Cultivated and confident, they make tradition their own. Completely trusting each other, they search for the right sound for every single note and bring sound and space into harmony. A meeting of generations in harmony and respect.

Philip Catherine
The guitarist Philip Catherine is a European jazz legend. Born in 1942 in Belgium, he turned professional at the young age of 17. He soon began touring with the likes of Lou Bennett, Dexter Gordon, Jean-Luc Ponty, and then continued with Chet Baker (with whom he recorded six albums), Tom Harrell, and many other greats. Charles Mingus gave him the nickname "Young Django," and the Süddeutsche Zeitung recently wrote about him, saying that he "plays things that you can't currently hear from any other guitarist in the world." Part of what sets him apart is his impeccable sense of timing, which makes even the most breathtakingly fast passages sound relaxed and effortless. However, it's not just his technique and speed that make him a virtuoso but also his distinctive acoustic guitar tone and an improvisational style influenced not by guitarists but by the great jazz horn players.