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Full Moon Hacksaw

Series produced by Radio Phoenix

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Full Moon Hacksaw is a weekly two-hour radio series spotlighting an eclectic mix of classic and modern Jazz and Blues music, hosted by Arizona radio veteran Tom "Hacksaw" Coulson.

The program is free and stations have the option of carrying it in one of three formats:
(a) 2 consecutive hours weekly,
(b) Two non-consecutive one hour programs weekly, or
(c) As a one hour program weekly (either hour 1 or hour 2)

Full Moon Hacksaw features great stories, rare and emerging recordings, as well as conversations with musicians and aficionados.

Produced by Radio Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona, the program is available nationally to college, community, and public radio stations from Pacifica Radio and the Public Radio Exchange (PRX).


Additional Files

144 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Let’s take a listen to Ellington’s 1920s from a 1952 perspective, before hitting a couple funky beats from Prestige Records and Jack McDuff. He’ll ...

Bought by KRZA, WKAR, WPCA-LP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 4
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We utilize our opening moments dealing with the death of a master. James Cotton was endeared perhaps in America’s blues regions initially, but his ...

Bought by KRZA, WJSU, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Fierce swing, inspired by legendary promoter/producer of “jazz for justice” Norman Granz, is played out by Al Grey’s trombone and his cast of all-s...

Bought by WVBI-LP, WJSU, WKAR, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Mar 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 4
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A great combination is Tito Puente’s hot Latin jazz playing a Freddie Hubbard tune, format is pared down for Ray Brown and Jimmy Rowles. Mr. Brown ...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Mar 07, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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A great arrangement from trumpeter Donald Byrd harkens back the ‘50s, then straight into salsa. What’s the difference between “Jazzvanes” and “Java...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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The cool alto sax of East Coast Lee Konitz glides into a more bittersweet Charlie Parker tone, the pleasures of bebop continue with Buddy Rich play...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Feb 21, 2017
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Climate swing calls for changing baritonic sax pressure, Lars Gullin moves into the “Queen of the Jukeboxes” Dinah Washington (after all she once s...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, WYAP, WJSU, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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We have three tributes and a sub-theme of gypsy jazz this radio episode. First, jazz photographer Chuck Stewart, who just left us, was one of the f...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Feb 07, 2017
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Guitar with good vibes, Kenny Burrell & Jay Hoggard bop a melodic, lyrical side with electronic sax attachment by Eddie Harris. The West Coast Wail...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Jan 31, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Do we have what it takes? Kevin Mahogany sings that answer, a couple tracks from European Rhythm Bomb records Rhythm Riot fest, groups assembled in...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, WYAP, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
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The Charlie Hunter Trio says come as you are, as it smells like teen spirit! Hunter was influenced by Roland Kirk, of whom we hear playing multiple...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Jan 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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A traditional Panamanian dance interpretation Puerto Rican-style by Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe opens, intensity builds with the Geoff Keezer/Joe...

Bought by WMOT, WJSU, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, WKAR and more


  • Added: Jan 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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First thing apparent is a rhythmic winter. Paquito D’Rivera performs with big band, sans voices, Phoebe Snow is the lost cord (wish she’d survived ...

Bought by WMOT, WJSU, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Jan 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 5
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This episode we’re heavy on tropical rhythms, especially Brazilian. Canhoto da Paraiba doesn’t care about fame, just guitar. Reflective substantive...

Bought by WMOT, WJSU, WVBI-LP, WYAP, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 27, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Rising to the occasion of any holiday party is Long Tall Dexter Gordon, from Britain there’s Courtney Pine. A continuing tribute to the late Bobby ...

Bought by WJSU, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, WYAP, and WKAR


  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The precious pairing of Champion Jack Dupree with saxist King Curtis offers us a little nip to get the party going, while Kait Dunton provides the ...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KKRN, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 6
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Dizzy told us we ain’t heard nothin’ yet, then stood by his claim in ’46. The ever-present Blind Boys of Alabama bring in Koko Taylor, we need trom...

Bought by KMXT, WYAP, WJSU, WVBI-LP, WMOT and more


  • Added: Dec 07, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
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In our continuing tribute to the mighty Mose, an anatomical description definitely causes us to reflect a la Monk mood, Coltrane’s tenor giving tha...

Bought by WMOT, WYAP, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Two Blue Note sessions set the tone, Stanley Turrentine and Hank Mobley for our post-bop voicings. Two brand-new releases follow from trumpeter/voc...

Bought by WMOT, WYAP, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 6
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An eclectic music mix this episode, why? Because we can. Inspired by musicians appearing in Hacksaw’s ‘hood recently, trumpeter Bruce Gates kicks i...

Bought by WVBI-LP, WYAP, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 4