Saturday, July 16, 2016

Philip Catherine - 1971 - Stream

Philip Catherine

01. Memphis Talk
02. November
03. Un Ecossais Dans Une Chambre Noir
04. C. Et D.
05. Bass Line
06. Jeux Interdits
07. Cloitre Des Célestins
08. Stream
09. Foire
10. Face
11. Give It Up Or Turn It Aloose
12. Let's Put It Like This

Bass – Freddy Deronde
Drums – Freddy Rothier
Electric Piano – Marc Moulin
Guitar – Philip Catherine
Trombone – Giggs Whigham

Recorded 1970 to 1971, Paris.
Producer – Sacha Distel

Philip Catherine has been called the "Young Django" by none other than Charles Mingus, and upon hearing his elliptical, rapid-fire, expressively melodic acoustic guitar, there can be no doubt as to whose records he was absorbing as a youth. Born to a Belgian father and English mother living in London during World War II, Catherine went back with his family to Brussels after the war, where he learned guitar and turned professional at 17. The examples of Larry Coryell and John McLaughlin led Catherine into jazz-rock; he played with Jean-Luc Ponty's Experience from 1970 to 1972 before taking a year off to study at Boston's Berklee School. Back in Europe in 1973, he founded the band Pork Pie, which recorded into the mid- and late '70s; he also formed a duo with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and worked with such musicians as Mingus and Stephane Grappelli. If anything, Catherine is best-known in America for his duets with Coryell, which began spontaneously in Berlin in 1976, triggered some lovely duo albums for Elektra, and helped steer Coryell back to the acoustic guitar.



  2. Thank you so much for this!!! I've been looking for a good quality version of this album for ages (only had a bad and partial mp3-rip that cut off songs). Also just found out that a Canadian label did a repress. I'll be sure to get my hands on one very soon.
    For other viewers: if you look jazz fusion in the same vein as Placebo, Solis Lacus, be sure to give this a try.

  3. Just found you and this in a search for "Stream." Many thanks!