Philip Catherine
The String Project

VÖ: 25.09.2015

Genre: ACT Jazz Classics, World Music


ACT 9594-2, 614427959423
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

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

"The String Project - Live in Brussels" documents a sound in which jazz and classical music form the two ends of the rainbow.

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.