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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

176 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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From Brazil, and vocal royalty, comes Marie Rita (daughter of Elis Regina) then straight into the purest Cuban/Puerto-Rican rhythms one could hope ...

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


  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Poncho Sanchez is at the top of his game with Latin Spirits, Marion McPartland lays it in the groove and JP Soars is under a Memphis full moon. Bi...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, WJSU, and WKAR


  • Added: Nov 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Guitarist Pat Martino has recorded so prolifically and somehow we’ve had a slew of his 1970s material so we begin there, continuing thankfully with...

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


  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Other versions of Bob Dorough’s Devil May Care have taken us back to the original for starters, a Gershwin favorite follows played by guitarist Joe...

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


  • Added: Oct 25, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:47
  • Purchases: 6
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Dizzy Gillespie wrote “You got to know the rules before you break ‘em.” From his orchestra’s rhythm section was born the MJQ. Sixty years later oth...

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


  • Added: Oct 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Our first hour goes back to the basics, all classics dealing with the years 1952 to 1977, when guitarist Tal Farlow was back on the scene. Charlie ...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, WOUB, WMOT and more


  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
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New artists, impressive though they may be, will never have us forget what the masters set up. Take Coleman Hawkins and Clark Terry for example, st...

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


  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Stimulating polytonal energy with Roy Hargrove counts off our downbeat, my kind of jazz in the NOW. Respect to tradition, but no napping here, Lizz...

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


  • Added: Sep 26, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
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The impeccable British jazz critic/writer/musician Leonard Feather assembles a studio of all-stars to open this program, followed by funky guitar b...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 7
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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...

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


  • 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...

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


  • 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 ...

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


  • 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...

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


  • 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...

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


  • 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...

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


  • 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...

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


  • 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...

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


  • Added: Jun 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7