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The Phil Hey Quartet
The Phil Hey Quarter / Subduction: Live at the Artists' Quarter

The debut album from the Phil Hey Quartet.

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The Phil Hey Quartet was originally assembled around the year 2000 when Artists' Quarter owner (and fellow drummer) Kenny Horst suggested to Hey that four favorite jazz veterans perform a "one off" gig. Needing to print the AQ's monthly calendar, Horst listed the band as the Phil Hey Quartet. Finding that they shared a chemistry and love for the hard bop material, the PHQ dug in with monthly AQ gigs and regular rehearsals to hone their unique sound. Performing a songbook usually driven by a horn player, the PHQ features piano (Phil Aaron) and vibes (Dave Hagedorn) on the lead lines with the equally expressive rhythm section of Tom Lewis (bass) and Phil Hey (drums). Whether by virtue of the band's "assigned" name or otherwise, Hey took on the role of leader. Phil is quick to point out, however, that "this is a real band. Everyone in the group is a band leader in his own right and we have really come together as an ensemble."

The Phil Hey Quartet (PHQ) released their new CD Subduction: Live at the Artists' Quarter with shows on October 14 and 15, 2005 at the Artists' Quarter. The CD was recorded live in May 2005 at the AQ, and features hard-bop jazz instrumentals from a wealth of sources including Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman, Irving Berlin and Phil Hey's original "Subduction." No all star excursion, the PHQ is a true, seasoned ensemble that has been exploring a common musical vision for the past five years. With appearances on over 60 recordings and countless live performances with the top names in jazz, Phil Hey is no stranger to Twin Cities music fans. Subduction marks the first release for Phil Hey as band leader.

The Artists' Quarter is located at 7th Place and St. Peter St. in the Historic Hamm Building in Downtown St. Paul, telephone (651) 292-1359, website at

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