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Phil Hey

Drummer, Phil Hey, was born in 1953 in New York City. Based in the Twin Cities, he is a first call drummer for visiting jazz artists, leads the Phil Hey Quartet, and teaches at the University of Minnesota and at Macalester College. He has performed on more than 50 recordings, including the award-winning "Von Freeman Live!". His studies with jazz legend Ed Blackwell led him to collaborations with such artists as Kenny Barron, Dewey Redman, Charlie Rouse, and Benny Golson. He has also performed with the Great Guitars, Leroy Jenkins, Jay McShann, Buddy Tate, Pepper Adams, Al Cohn, Stacey Kent, Jane Monheit, Kendra Shank, Rebbeca Paris, Nneena Freelon, and many other renowned jazz artists.

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Imminent Standards Trio Vol. 1

Label: Shifting Paradigm Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Cherokee; Beatrice; Time After Time; Juju; Where or When; Nutty; It’s You or No One; Whisper Not; Dear John; Single Petal of a Rose.

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Single Petal of a Rose

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Label: Shifting Paradigm Records
Released: 2021
Duration: 05:29

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JC Sanford: Imminent Standards Trio Vol. 1

Read "Imminent Standards Trio Vol. 1" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Trombone-led trios are few and far between, but Minnesota-based JC Sanford, a protégé of the late great Bob Brookmeyer, gives it a go with bassist Jeff Bailey and drummer Phil Hey on Imminent Standards Trio Vol. 1, whose title does not derive from imminent, as in “soon-to-be," but as in “Imminent Brewing," the trio's monthly performing ...

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Take Five With Michael Oien

Read "Take Five With Michael Oien" reviewed by Michael Oien


Meet Michael Oien: Ever since he graduated from Berklee in 2004, bassist Michael Oien has been an important part of the New York jazz scene, appearing on a countless number of dates as a sideman. Recently he recorded his debut as a leader, the consistently creative And Now for Fresh Sound's New Talent label. “This ...

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Stacey Kent at Birdland

Read "Stacey Kent at Birdland" reviewed by Nick Catalano


After appearing in 18 countries on a world tour in support of their Warner Brothers CD The Changing Lights, Stacey Kent and her conductor/arranger/ saxophonist (and husband of 22 years) Jim Tomlinson wound up their travels at Birdland during the week of December 3rd. Transcending genres and national boundaries, the elfin-voiced multi-lingual Kent who has sung ...

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Conflict!

Label: Acta
Released: 2009

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Let Them All Come

Label: Acta
Released: 1977


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