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Catherine Philip / Morello Paulo / Faller Sven


Label: Enja

Genre: Jazz / Avant Garde


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Philip Catherine – guitar; Paulo Morello – guitar; Sven Faller – bass
"Pourquoi" is a composition by Philip Catherine lending its name to the second studio encounter with his guitar confrere Paul Morello and Sven Faller on bass. A "Pourquoi" which - yes, you read this right - is doing quite well without the question mark - a word- and title play through which the jazz guitar doyen Philip Catherine (b. 1942 is outing himself as a witty prankster and a joker in life and on stage; a living, young- at-heart jazz legend, turning eighty in 2022; a great musician, appreciated as a national hero in Belgium, the small country with the great jazz scene.

These three top artists perform their music - self-confident, with a virtually natural flow; stylistically assured through all genres; at times vivaciously swinging, at others contemplative and condensed like a successful film score - without a question mark. In more than fifty concerts with just their first album "Manoir de mes rêves" Catherine, Morello, and Faller let their trio art and repertoire mature. Like a good wine.

And they have developed an interplay of chamber-music-like quality never getting out of hand as a "guitar battle", but constantly living on listening and reacting. And which Sven Faller's double bass accompanying with sure pulse, canon-like counter melodies, and fills.