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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

167 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Starting off in the mid 1990s let’s hear horns not necessarily household names, but big on artistic commitment: Saxist Les Arbuckle and brass lady ...

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


  • Added: Sep 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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With a good mix of the decades, we span particularly into free ideas. After master drummer Lewis Nash counts us off, young Caleb Veazey is on the l...

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


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
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Good topics could be chosen from opening selections: Pianist/composer John Hicks’ Faith (his album dealing with peace), Latin New York Yambu’s Movi...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Meridian Trio is today’s jazz really going somewhere, sticking in the head long after its heard. Like-minded pianist Jessica Williams totally indiv...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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From across the pond comes the spirit & soul is directly from American blues 1950’s style, “Juke’s” Jacknives play a Switcharoo, and Lowell Folsun ...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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We’ve got another eclectic combination of styles and moods his session. Pure Paul Desmond begins with his dry martini sax sound, Lizz Wright contri...

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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From New Orleans, the young Wessell Anderson is a fierce swinger, Sunnyland Slim has the Patience of Jobe (sic). Florida’s JP Soars leads his Red H...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Building on a legacy set down by predecessors, Phil Dwyer begins on tenor sax, Karen Lovely lends her original voice and music to the blues. From o...

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


  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 5
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East to west as in coasts, Cecil Brooks III knocks out a tempo built upon by Ray Brown and improvised over by Alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe, all i...

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2017
  • Length: 02:00:02
  • Purchases: 6
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Back to our old tricks, unintentionally nothing from the new millennium even made the cut this day. Instead simple inspiration from one track leadi...

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  • Added: Jul 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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In October 2002, Lionel Hampton passed, but Ike Turner was performing at Long Beach Blues Fest. We feature both leaders back-to-back, the former wi...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Toronto’s Bill King starts off with Hammond B3 music, then into the semi-abstract Summertime with Sonny Greenwich’s guitar. Minneapolis’ Connie Evi...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2017
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 5
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High energy drummer Paolo Nonnis in a Buddy Rich manner quickly gets us to Early Morning with Oliver Nelson. In 1963 Miles transitioned coasts onc...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 5
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Poncho’s Latin Spirits break the ice so Guy Davis can make a blues home. Pianist Jay McShann represents another KC pianist Mary Lou Williams, and P...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Easy and genuine is a mood that prevails our proceedings this episode, bassist Warren Jones of Grand Rapids bridges our journey to Helena Arkansas ...

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  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Starting at the location of Roy Gaines’ blues, there is no time like now for the polytonality of Woody Shaw. The old Rotten Kid Buddy Rich plays a ...

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  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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To give our music the edge we call on drummer Stockton Helming from Dallas, the eclecticism continues with former Mingus trumpeter Jack Walrath and...

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  • Added: May 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 5
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Due to our theme, not much on this episode’s playlist is older than a few years. We’re overdue for a review of concerts over the last few months, a...

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  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 6
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All-stars indeed like Geo Coleman, Nicholas Payton, and Benny Golson make the Dream Session playing Miles, Charlie Hunter’s antacid jazz happens fr...

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


  • Added: May 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 6
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Vinyl off the shelves, cleaned up and onto the turntables we go with Tito Puente and Latin jazz’s answer to Charo, La Lupe. For variety, kicks and ...

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


  • Added: Apr 25, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 7