Philip Catherine & Martin Wind at Jazz at Kitano Fri & Sat Mar 11-12 Sets 8 & 10pm
Philip Catherine & Martin Wind
Jazz at Kitano
Friday & Saturday March 11-12
Sets 8 & 10pm
Plus Tour Appearances In
PA, MI & OH
Rare U.S. appearances for legendary Guitarist PHILIP CATHERINE.
Philip will be performing with his long-time musical partner bassist Martin Wind, plus special guest Matt Wilson on drums.
PHILIP CATHERINE & MARTIN WIND DUO feat. MATT WILSON (DRUMS)
Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12, 2016. Sets at 8 pm and 10 pm.
Jazz at Kitano, 66 Park Ave @ 38th Street; 212.885.7119
Sunday, March 20, 2016. Sets at 6 pm and 8 pm
Deer Head Inn, 5 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, PA
The New York City Jazz Record : "Septuagenarian Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine's work with Stephane Grappelli, Larry Coryell, Charles Mingus, Jean-Luc Ponty and Chet Baker places him in the pantheon of international jazz royalty. His stateside trips are rare, which makes his performance next month at Jazz at Kitano an extra special occasion."
It has almost been 20 years since Belgian jazz guitarist and European jazz legend Philip Catherine has performed in the United States!
In 1972 he came over for the first time to study with Mick Goodrick and George Russel at Berkley College of Music in Boston. In 1978 he played a duo set at a Newport Jazz Festival special event at Carnegie Hall together with Larry Coryell opposite pianist Bill Evans.
In 1989 he performed at the Wolftrap Festival together with Stephane Grapelli in a concert that also featured Mstislav Rostropowitch and Yehudi Menuhin.
Philip Catherine and Martin Wind started their duo in 2013 when they were invited to join forces on an album for the fabulous label ACT Records in Munich.
They recorded mainly original compositions, but also Standards such as "Old Folks", "How deep is the Ocean" or Dexter Gordon's "Fried Bananas".
On their two NYC area appearances Philip and Martin will be joined by one of today's most exciting and imaginative drummers on the scene: Matt Wilson!
The "Süddeutsche Zeitung" wrote in a review of a duo concert at the Club of the "Bayerischer Hof" in Munich:
"It all complemented each other rather perfectly: Philip's style that is unique in its technique and always lyrical, and the big and sonorous sound of Martin's bass, no matter if plugged or bowed. They picked a wide and cultivated repertoire: whether they played Hoagy Charmichael or Bebop Standards, Blues or Villa-Lobos, Paul McCartney or original compositions – both musicians always looked for the ideal musical gesture and the right approach for each note. It was not by chance that "Old Folks" might have possibly been the most beautiful song of the concert: quite simple and traditional, without flashy virtuosity, but with a wonderful indulgence of sound resulting from their improvising unity and partnership. We can look forward to the release of the album."(Oliver Hochkeppel)
U.S. Tour dates Philip Catherine & Martin Wind Duo March 2016
Fri and Sat, March 11 and 12 - NYC: Jazz at Kitano – trio with Matt Wilson (d)
Sun, March 13 – Pittsburgh, PA: Manchester Craftmen's Guild
Mon, March 14 – Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University
Tue, March 15 – Oberlin, OH: Fairchild Chapel, Oberlin College
Wed, March 16 – Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University
Thu, March 17 – Columbus, OH: Capital University
Fri, March 18 – Delaware, OH: Andrews House
Sat, March 19 – Akron, OH: Blu Jazz
Sun, March 20 – Delaware Water Gap, PA: Deer Head Inn - trio with Matt Wilson (d)
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