Philip Catherine
Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XI: The Last Call

VÖ: 19.02.2021

Genre: Guitar Jazz

No longer available

ACT 9929-2, 614427992925
Larry Coryell / guitar
Philip Catherine / guitar
Jan Lundgren / piano
Lars Danielsson / bass
Paolo Fresu / trumpet

In memory of Larry Coryell (1943-2017), his last concert

Recorded live in concert by Klaus Scheuermann
at the Philharmonie Berlin (KMS), January 24, 2017
Mixed and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann

Curated and produced by Siggi Loch

Cover art based and inspired by a work of Alain Biltereyst (Original: ACT Art Collection)

The two guitar icons Larry Coryell and Philipp Catherine share a long history and, despite their different musical backgrounds on both sides of the Atlantic, a close musical kinship. Recorded on January 27, 2017, as part of the "Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic" series, "The Last Call" is the final recording of Larry Coryell, who passed away four weeks later on February 19, 2017. It serves as an echo of a very special relationship between two highly accomplished guitarists, filled with creative compatibility, enthusiasm, and deep mutual understanding.

Philip Catherine
The guitarist Philip Catherine is a European jazz legend. Born in 1942 in Belgium, he turned professional at the young age of 17. He soon began touring with the likes of Lou Bennett, Dexter Gordon, Jean-Luc Ponty, and then continued with Chet Baker (with whom he recorded six albums), Tom Harrell, and many other greats. Charles Mingus gave him the nickname "Young Django," and the Süddeutsche Zeitung recently wrote about him, saying that he "plays things that you can't currently hear from any other guitarist in the world." Part of what sets him apart is his impeccable sense of timing, which makes even the most breathtakingly fast passages sound relaxed and effortless. However, it's not just his technique and speed that make him a virtuoso but also his distinctive acoustic guitar tone and an improvisational style influenced not by guitarists but by the great jazz horn players.