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 and 1974's September Man, Catherine proved more adventurous -- evidenced by the other artists he worked with during the decade: Kenny Drew, Rolf and Joachim Kuhn, Jean-Luc Ponty, Peter Herbolzheimer, and Larry Coryell (with whom he recorded and toured as an acoustic duo. The following year he recorded with Charles Mingus, who dubbed him "Young Django" (resulting in an album of the same title with Stephane Grappelli, Coryell, and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen in 1979). In ...
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