JazzTimes - p.96
"[T]here's no mistaking Catherine's jazz instincts and honed technique when he combines flowing single-note runs with subtle harmonic touches on 'Merci Philip' and 'Jacobien,' two of the album's indisputable highlights."
Of British and Belgian ancestry, Philip Catherine has time and time again proven himself one of Europe's (and the world's) finest jazz guitarists. Hyperbole? Not when one considers his track record, playing and recording with none other than jazz icons Charles Mingus, Stephane Grappelli, Dexter Gordon, and Larry Coryell. Catherine has excelled in acoustic and electric contexts, playing swing, bebop, and fusion. GUITARS TWO is a collection of short, straight-ahead pieces where Catherine tips his hat to his roots, namely, the swinging styles of Grappelli and Django Reinhart. It features lots of swing and genial flair, more than enough to keep the tradition-minded jazz fan happy.