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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

152 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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 ...

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


  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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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...

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


  • 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...

Bought by WVBI-LP, WYAP, WJSU, WKAR, WOUB and more


  • 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
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A great way to enjoy music on radio is to look forward to concert appearances. This is the case for touring musicians Lizz Wright, Marcia Ball, Ana...

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


  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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We hit the road starting with guitarist John Scofield for a remote at radio sponsor & financial supporter “The Womack.” We interview many, beginnin...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Happening poly-rhythms with saxophonist Joe Farrell get us going for a soulful ride driven by Dutch musicians “The Houdini’s.” We then review an ex...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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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 ...

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 9
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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 WMOT, KSRQ, KRZA, WJSU, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
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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 WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, WKAR, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Mar 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 5
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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