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

281 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Guitar galore led by Kenny Burrell begins our 45th anniversary in radio, over 30 of them playing jazz, hence “hand-selected jazz for you on the air...

Bought by WVBI-LP, WOUB, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WKAR, and WEJP-LP 107.1


  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Buddy DeFranco’s clarinet is vintage hip and swinging, Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie are also on the bill under the same record label. To Newp...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, KHNS, WOUB, WYAP and more


  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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A goodly sized group starts us off brassy and swinging with Pete Christlieb and Linda Small followed by a piano/vocal duo ballad sung by Tony DeSar...

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


  • Added: Nov 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Out on remote from a local historical society, we hear drummer Dave Robbins play the Beatles and Brazilian Daniela Solidade sing Gershwin. Mary Sta...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, KHNS, WVBI-LP, WYAP and more


  • Added: Oct 29, 2019
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 8
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“If this album doesn’t succeed in blowing your blues away then I doubt you ever really had them in the first place” states the notes to opening tra...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WMOT, KMRE-LP, KHNS, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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West coast jazz vinyl surfaces a few times this episode, first with Bob Cooper playing oboe. Then it’s the MJQ with impressive big band backing, sa...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, KJZX- Jazz ATX, KMRE-LP, WYAP and more


  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A fall outdoor festival in the desert southwest is our setting this show, visual art and cuisine conspired with music on radio and live. Charlie Hu...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WMOT, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, WYAP and more


  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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With over 30 new releases appearing in our mailbox this week, here’s entire show of them. Results of research AFTER playing them: Vocalist Kurt Ell...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WMOT, WYAP, KMRE-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Decades from the 1950s to the present encompass our sounds of salsa/blues/bop beginning with bassist Ray Brown’s generation hosting saxophonist Jos...

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


  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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Though we totally skip the 1970s thru the ‘90s this edition, we DO touch on ‘30s thru ‘50s which is vanishing among jazz fans. Stream-of-consciousn...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WYAP, KMRE-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Sep 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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How do you do, Hacksaw Jazz are key words with over 1700 jazz radio shows so far but who’s counting? For the first half hour we enjoy releases from...

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


  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 9
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A good balance of Brazilian, small group, piano, blues, big band, vocalists, sax, guitar, Cuba and its neighbors, new and vintage. First a new name...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, KMRE-LP, WYAP, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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Returned from vacation with an overload of new releases, we must hear Bud Powell first. Speaking of pianists, 11-time Grammy nominee Kenny Barron i...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WMOT, KMRE-LP, WYAP, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 27, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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A relaxed flowing show, the way we like it, still in summer re-runs with segments from ’16 & ’17 making a pretty good amalgam touching on all decad...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WYAP, KMRE-LP, WKAR and more


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Uptempo big band is the name of the game yet lets not forget what makes jazz improv around a melody, often but always familiar. After Woody Herman ...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WMOT, KMRE-LP, WVBI-LP, KRZA and more


  • Added: Aug 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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While it is true none are immune to passage of time, customs and traditions remain whether style or region. Newer players with changing mentality k...

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


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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We start in Cal Tjader’s San Francisco Latin percussion world, the grooves crisp and succinct, with an occasional emulation his laid-back Shearing ...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, KMRE-LP, WVBI-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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To look at this program’s playlist overall, it contains “modern jazz,” tango within classical, melody and lyricism, R & B, and Latin. Quite a sum w...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WMOT, KMRE-LP, WYAP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Organizing radio programs for the annals, hopefully not for that other similar word. Veteran Harold Mabern plays a standard on piano with sideman s...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WMOT, WYAP, KMRE-LP, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This is the 17 hundred and 43rd jazz program we have done for radio, but who’s counting? We skipped both decades of the ‘80s & ‘90s for once. Begin...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WMOT, KMRE-LP, WVBI-LP, WYAP and more


  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 10