Philip Catherine

Philip Catherine

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Philip Catherine
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Belgian jazz guitarist.
Born October 27, 1942 in London, England.

Coming from a musical family (his grandfather was first violin with the London Symphony Orchestra), he developed a musical ear from an early age. He took up the guitar after having heard George Brassens, and then started listening to all the great jazzmen of the period. Very soon he had the opportunity to meet some of them, and often play with them when they were performing in Belgium where his family had moved to by then.

Philip Catherine has been on the forefront of the European jazz scene since the sixties. He has worked with great artists like Lou Bennett, Billy Brooks, Edgar Bateman, John Lee, Gerry Brown, Jean Luc Ponty, Larry Coryell, Alphonse Mouzon, Charlie Mariano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, Kenny Drew, Dexter Gordon, Toots Thielemans, Stéphane Grappelli, Charles Mingus, Chet Baker, Tom Harrell, the rock group Focus. His unique approach and sound, his dedication to music and, above all, the highly emotional lyricism of expression in his playing and in his music, have been important and influential.
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Philip Catherine Discography

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46 149 Philip Catherine Stream(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 46 149 France 1972 Sell This Version
30 AM 6139, AM 6139 Jean-Luc Ponty / Stéphane Grappelli Featuring Maurice Vander, Philippe Catherine*, Tony Bonfils, Andre Ceccarelli* Jean-Luc Ponty / Stéphane Grappelli Featuring Maurice Vander, Philippe Catherine*, Tony Bonfils, Andre Ceccarelli* - Ponty - Grappelli(LP, Gat) America Records, America Records 30 AM 6139, AM 6139 France 1973 Sell This Version
Philip Catherine September Man (Album) Atlantic France 1974 Sell This Version
Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine - Toots Thielemans / Philip Catherine / & Friends (Album) Keytone, Keytone Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
Passport (2) And Les McCann, Philip Catherine, Johnny Griffin, Buddy Guy, Pete York Passport (2) And Les McCann, Philip Catherine, Johnny Griffin, Buddy Guy, Pete York - Doldinger Jubilee '75 (Album) Atlantic Chile 1975 Sell This Version
Philip Catherine Guitars (Album) Atlantic Germany 1975 Sell This Version
Kenny Drew, Philip Catherine, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen Kenny Drew, Philip Catherine, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Morning (Album) SteepleChase Denmark 1976 Sell This Version
Larry Coryell - Philip Catherine Larry Coryell - Philip Catherine - Twin-House (Album) Elektra Germany 1977 Sell This Version
Coryell* / Catherine* Coryell* / Catherine* - Splendid (Album) Elektra US 1978 Sell This Version
Philip Catherine, Charlie Mariano, Jasper Van't Hof Philip Catherine, Charlie Mariano, Jasper Van't Hof - Sleep My Love (Album) CMP Records Germany 1979 Sell This Version
5C 064-62826 Stephane Grappelli*, Philip Catherine, Larry Coryell, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen Stephane Grappelli*, Philip Catherine, Larry Coryell, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Young Django(LP, Album) MPS Records 5C 064-62826 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
Kenny Drew, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Philip Catherine Kenny Drew, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Philip Catherine - In Concert SteepleChase Denmark 1979 Sell This Version
Coryell* / Catherine* / Kühn* Coryell* / Catherine* / Kühn* - Live ! (Album) Elektra Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Philip Catherine Babel (Album) Elektra Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Dexter Gordon Quartet - Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Philip Catherine & Billy Higgins Dexter Gordon Quartet - Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Philip Catherine & Billy Higgins - Something Different (Album) SteepleChase Denmark 1980 Sell This Version
WEA 58 450, WEA K 58 450 Philip Catherine End Of August(LP, Album) Wea, Wea WEA 58 450, WEA K 58 450 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
Jean-Louis Rassinfosse / Chet Baker / Philip Catherine Jean-Louis Rassinfosse / Chet Baker / Philip Catherine - Crystal Bells (Album) LDH Records Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen*, Philip Catherine Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen*, Philip Catherine - The Viking (Album) Pablo Records US 1983 Sell This Version
Catherine* / Escoude* / Lockwood* Catherine* / Escoude* / Lockwood* - Trio (Album) Gramavision France 1983 Sell This Version
Chet Baker Trio Featuring Philip Catherine Chet Baker Trio Featuring Philip Catherine - Chet's Choice (Album) Criss Cross Jazz Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
Philip Catherine Transparence (Album) in-akustik, in-akustik Germany 1987 Sell This Version
A 349 Jean-Claude Petit , Guitare : Philip Catherine Jean-Claude Petit , Guitare : Philip Catherine - Salopes !! Vent De Panique(LP, Album) Milan A 349 France 1987 Sell This Version
CD 5106 Philip Catherine Trio : Philip Catherine, Hein Van de Geyn, Aldo Romano Philip Catherine Trio : Philip Catherine, Hein Van de Geyn, Aldo Romano - September Sky(CD, Album) September (3) CD 5106 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
Philip Catherine Oscar (Album) Igloo Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
ENJ-7023 2 Philip Catherine / Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen Philip Catherine / Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Spanish Nights(CD, Album) Enja Records ENJ-7023 2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version

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joyito

joyito

July 20, 2009
It appears that Philip Catherine recorded an album with George Mraz (bass) and serge Delaitre (piano) in 1993. This album was called "Emotionnaly" and was edited by a label called OMD. This album has been reissued in 2000 by a French label called label Bleu. Both editions are very difficult to find. Has anybody got a copy of it?I can remember for listening this record once, that it was a marvel of friction, melody, groove and subtlety.

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