Philip Catherine

About Philip Catherine

An immensely gifted Belgian guitarist, Philip Catherine is a highly regarded performer known for his harmonically nuanced, deeply lyrical playing and crisply rounded fretboard touch evident in virtually any style of music he plays: Gypsy jazz, fusion, blues, post-bop, funk, swing, and more. While the jazz populace considered him a fusion player based on 1972's Stream, Catherine proved ever versatile, working with Charles Mingus, Benny Goodman, Stéphane Grappelli, and Chet Baker. During the '90s, the guitarist recorded three albums with trumpeter Tom Harrell, two fine duos with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, and a pair of widely acclaimed trio dates with Serge Delaite and George Mraz. More electric post-bop outings followed, including 2001's Blue Prince, 2009's Culture Griot with Baba Sissoko, and 2019's live La Belle Vie, all of which registered internationally.

London, England
October 27, 1942
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