Philip Catherine - the South German Newspaper in Munich just recently wrote that he 'plays things that cannot be heard by any other guitarist in the world today'. His partner on the bass, Martin Wind, is one of only a few Germans who made it in New York. Both are aesthetes that love melodic jazz with Swing roots. Without any haste or superficial virtuosity, but instead with complete mutual trust they find the ideal tone, the right timbre for each note, lining up sound and space perfectly. A meeting of generations marked by harmony and respect. You can pick any given song on the album from 'Blues in the Closet' with its almost rock-like, electric facets and archaic Blues phrases, over the 1932 Irving-Berlin-Standard 'How deep is the ocean', from a homage to George Shearing 'Hello George' to the melancholic finger style adaptation of Paul McCartney s later work 'Jenny Wren' at all times these two complement each other perfectly: Catherine s playing that is technically unique and never seems to stop discovering new lyrical guitar sounds, and Martin Wind s bass, that is always strong, yet at the same time elegant and lush.