Pat Moriarty and Phil Hey began playing together in 1973. They have been dedicated jazz musicians and teachers ever since, performing in ensembles medium-sized and small. But their sax-drum duos make for a refreshing, intrepid, tightrope walk — always tricky and unpredictable, yet at this stage in their careers, well within their collective grasp, even as they extend their reach.
Phil Hey and Pat Moriarty released “let them all come” in 1977 on the small private label Min records. Pat Moriarty plays the alto sax and Phil Hey holds down the percussion. They have an undeniable chemistry.