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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

160 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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 WJSU, WVBI-LP, WOUB, and WKAR


  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 4
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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...

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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...

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  • 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