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Philip Catherine (born 27 October 1942) is a Belgian jazz guitarist.

VideographyEdit

BiographyEdit

He was born in London to an English mother and Belgian father.

He began playing in the 1960s with Lou Bennett, Dexter Gordon and Stéphane Grappelli. He was then a member of the Jean-Luc Ponty quintet, right after he recorded his first album, Stream, produced by Frenchman Sacha Distel. The album was recorded in 1970, in Paris, and released in 1971 on Warner Bros. Records. A year later, he met John Scofield, Ran Blake, George Benson and more musicians in Boston.

In early 1976 Catherine replaced Jan Akkerman in the Dutch rock group Focus and appeared on one album with the band, Focus con Proby, which also featured American singer P. J. Proby.

In the 1980s Catherine played extensively with the Chet Baker Trio and is featured on several of Baker's albums. He also played with Charlie Mingus who named Catherine Young Django.
File:Philip Catherine Montreux 1980.jpg

AllAboutJazz critique Ed Kopp in his review of Catherine's album Guitar Groove said:

  • "Guitar Groove is an astoundingly lyrical effort from a guitarist in his prime. It should appeal equally to fans of mainstream jazz and fusion, and to anyone who appreciates superior jazz musicianship."[1]

Another AllAboutJazz critique John Kelman in his review of Cathrine's 2008 album Guitars Two said:

  • "Sometimes it's not a good thing to get branded too early in your career. Called 'the young Django' by Charles Mingus and operating in the same fusion sphere as John McLaughlin and Larry Coryell, Belgian Philip Catherine was pegged in the '70s as a firebrand guitarist, albeit an unabashedly lyrical one. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but Catherine's career, now nearing its sixth decade, has always been about a lot more than powerhouse fusion chops, something Guitars Two demonstrates in spades. Catherine's ability to reference traditional markers from Reinhardt to Wes Montgomery, while sounding like nobody but himself, makes Guitars Two the kind of career high point that ought to dispel the guitarist's early branding. The qualities that established his reputation remain, but are subsumed in a broader approach that makes Guitars Two deserving of a place alongside Pat Metheny's New Chautauqua (ECM, 1979), Bill Frisell's Ghost Town (Nonesuch, 2000) and Joe Pass' '70s Virtuoso series on Pablo', as a pinnacle of what can be done by one man and a handful of guitars."[2]

He is considered the grandfather of Belgian jazz as he continues to play on the now very active Belgian jazz scene. He won the first Belgian Golden Django (in 1995) as best French-speaking artist.

DiscographyEdit

  • Stream (1971)
  • September man (1975)
  • Guitars (1975)
  • Nairam (1976)
  • Babel (1980)
  • End of August (1982)
  • Transparence (1986)
  • September sky (1988)
  • Oscar (1988)
  • I remember you (1990)
  • Moods, Vol.I (1992)
  • Moods, Vol.II (1992)
  • Philip Catherine "live" (1997)
  • Guitar groove (1998)
  • Blue prince (2001)
  • Summer night (2002)
  • Guitars two (2008)
  • Plays Cole Porter (2011)
  • Côté jardin (2012)

With Other ArtistsEdit

With Aziza Mustafa Zadeh:

  • Jazziza (1996) Columbia 487897 2

With Chet Baker :

  • Rassinfosse, Baker, Catherine (1983) Igloo 034CD
  • There'll Never be Another You (1985) Timeless cd sjp437
  • Chet' s Choice (1985) Criss Cross 1016 CD
  • Strollin (1985) Enja 5005CD
  • In Bologna (1985) Live Dreyfus 191 133-2

With Baruti Trio @ 4 :

  • Ndugu Yangu (1996) Maîsha com 01

With Lou Bennett & Jack Sels:

  • Jack Sels (1961) IBC 4C 054 97754

With Emmanuel Bex, Aldo Romano:

  • Trio

With Carla Bley, Mike Mantler:

  • More Movies (1979) Watt 10A/1

With Julien Clerc:

  • Studio (2003) virgin 72435 843632 7

With Larry Coryell:

  • TWIN HOUSE (1976) Atlantic 50 342
  • BACK TOGETHER AGAIN (1977) WEA 50382
  • SPLENDID (1978) Electra 52 986

With Laila Dalseth:

  • A WOMAN'S INTUITION (1995) GMCD 87

With Freddie Deronde:

  • SPONTANEOUS EFFORT (1990) Igloo IGL 081

With Klaus Doldinger, Buddy Guy, Les McCann, Johnny Griffin...

  • DOLDINGER JUBILEE (1975) Atlantic SD 18162

With Kenny Drew:

With European Jazz Ensemble :

  • LIVE AT THE PHILARMONIC,KÖLN (1989) M.A Music A 800-2

With Focus:

  • LIVE AT BBC (1976) Hux050
  • CON PROBY (1978) Harvest ST-1721

With Richard Galliano:

  • NEW MUSETTE (1991) Label Bleu LBLC 6547 HM 83

With Michaël Gibbs:

  • THE ONLY CHROME WATERFALL ORCH. (1975) Bronze BR 201

With Dexter Gordon:

  • SOMETHING DIFFERENT (1975) Steeple Chase Scs 1136

With Billy Higgins, NHO Pedersen

With Stéphane Grappelli:

  • GRAPPELLI PONTY CATHERINE (1973) America 6139
  • YOUNG DJANGO (1979) MPS 15510
  • LIVE (1992) Birdology 517392- 2

With Peter Herbolzheimer:

  • WIDE OPEN (1976) MPS 21-21948-8
  • SCENES (1974) MPS - 21-22284-5

With Karin Krog:

  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING (1974) MR5

With Joachim Kühn:

  • SPRINGFEVER (1976) Atlantic ATL 50 280 b
  • HIP ELEGY (1976) Mps <DC 22 794-4

With Rolf Kühn:

  • TOTAL SPACE (1975) MPS 20 22625-5ATL 50 280 b

With John Lee, Gerry Brown:

  • MANGO SUNRISE (1975) Blue Note BN-LA541-G

With Didier Lockwood, Christian Escoude:

  • TRIO (1983) JMS 03

With Marcia Maria:

  • PASSION (1995) Igloo IGL111

With Charlie Mariano, Jasper Van' t Hof:

  • TRANSISTORY (1974) MPS 21 22099-0
  • CASCADE (1974) Keytone KT 444 054
  • 15 (1975) Horo
  • THE DOOR IS OPEN (1976) Mps DC 228 754
  • SLEEP MY LOVE (1979) Contemp LC 6055C
  • OPERANOIA (1996) Intuition 3158
  • THE GREAT CONCERT (2009) ENJ- 9532 2

With Maurane:

  • MAURANE (1989) Polydor 939 159-2

With Charles Mingus:

  • THREE OR FOUR SHADE OF BLUES (1977) Atlantic SD 1700

With Marc Moulin:

  • PLACEBO (1974) (Harvest C064-95378
  • SAM' SUFFY (1975) CBS 80753
  • TOP SECRET (2001) Blue Note 07243 5371292 0
  • ENTERTAINMENT (2004) Blue Note 072430866472 21

With NRD:

  • JAZZWORKSHOP (1977) NDR

With Erkan Ogur:

  • FRETLESS (1993) EFA CD 00714-2

With Orion:

  • ORION (1998) KELTIA MUSIC RSCD M 312

With Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen:

  • JAY WALKING (1975) Steeple Chase SCCD 31041
  • DOUBLE BASS (1976) Steeple Chase SCS 1055
  • LIVE AT MONTMARTRE vol. 1 (1978) Steeple Chase SCCD 31083
  • LIVE AT MONTMARTRE vol. 2 (1978) Steeple Chase SCCD 31093 (with Billy Hart)
  • THE VIKING (1983) Pablo 2310 894
  • SPANISH NIGHTS (1989) Enja ENJ-7023 2
  • ART OF THE DUO (1991) Enja8016-2

With Ivan Paduart:

  • WHITE NIGHTS (1995) A al 73061

With Jacques Pelzer:

  • SALUTE TO THE BAND BOX (1993) Igloo 106

With Enrico Pieranunzi:

  • ALONE TOGETHER (2000) Challenge records SACHR 75056

With Jean Luc Ponty:

  • OPEN STRINGS (1971) MPS records 15.343

With Joan Reinders:

  • MILLENIUM TRIANGULAR JAZZ ORCHESTRA (2000) A al 73199

With Aldo Romano:

  • ALMA LATINA (1983) OwlnOWL 031

With Zbigniew Seifert:

  • WE'LL REMEMBER ZBIGGY (1979) Mood 24 500

With Soledad:

  • PASSAGE (2006) Virgin Classics

With Oliver Strauch:

  • SHORT STORIES (2000) Mons MR 874-327

With Toots Thielemans:

  • CHEZ TOOTS (1998) Private music 0100 82160 2

With Klaus Weiss:

  • I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE (1971) BASF 44 21247-5/1-2
  • SUNBIRDS (1971) BASF 20 21110-2

With Barney Wilen, Palle Danielsson:

  • SANCTUARY (1991) IDA 029C
  • LE GRAND CIRQUE (1993) Wan+Wan DK018 53029.2

With Diederik Wissels & David Linx:

  • IF ONE MORE DAY (1993) Les Disques du Crépuscule TWI 970-2

With Robert Wyatt:

  • SHLEEP (1997) HANNIBAL HNCD 1418

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Guitar groove Review at Allaboutjazz". Allaboutjazz.com, published March 1, 1999. http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=3420. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  2. "Guitars Two Review at Allaboutjazz". Allaboutjazz.com, published October 5, 2008. http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=30719. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 

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