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Philip Catherine

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: October 27, 1942    

Philip Catherine has been on the forefront of the European jazz scene since the sixties. His work great artists like Chet Baker, Larry Coryell, Tom Harrell, NHOP, Stéphane Grappelli, Charles Mingus, his unique approach and sound, his dedication to music have been important and influential.

Philip Catherine was born in London in 1942. Being 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 discovered Brassens and Django Reinhardt, and started listening to all the great jazzmen of the period. Very soon he had the opportunity to meet some of them, and often accompanied them when they played in Belgium where his family had moved to by then....
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Awards

Philip Catherine has received many awards, among others the "BIRD" Prize (90), together with Stan Getz, at the North Sea Festival, the “Django D’Or” (98) in Paris for ‘Best European Jazz Artist’, the ZAMU ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ (2001) and ‘Best Musician’ (2002). In 2002 he received the title “Maestro Honoris Causa” from the Antwerp Conservatory (title which has been given previous years to reputed artists like Jos van Immerseel, Sigiswald Kuijken and Toots Thielemans).
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    Côté Jardin

    Igloo
    2012
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    Concert In Capbreton

    Igloo
    2010
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    Guitars Two

    Dreyfus Records
    2008
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    Meeting Colours

    Dreyfus Records
    2005
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    Summer Night

    Dreyfus Records
    2002
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    Blue Prince

    Dreyfus Jazz
    2000
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    Moods Volume I

    Igloo
    1992
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Featured recording “Philip Catherine Quartet - Concert in CapBreton”

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Philip Catherine Quartet - Concert in CapBreton

Dreyfus Records (2010)

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Concert in CapBreton : « If you're a Philip Catherine fan, you will need this recording, and if you haven't heard him before, this album will have you hooked. Charlie Mingus once called Philip the “young Django,” and he performed regularly with Stephane Grappelli - he is a true gypsy jazz treasure, and this is one his major achievements. . » AllAboutJazz.com

« Dans son nouvel album, Philip Catherine fait preuve d’un jeu de guitare à la sensibilité légendaire et d’une créativité musicale exceptionnelle. » (Romain Decoret - Guitarist, 5/2010)

« Concert in Capbreton » : CHOC (Jazzmagazine/Jazzman, 5/2010)

« Guitars Two : « CHOC » “Une pure merveille...

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