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).


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300 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Hacksaw handles Horace who hounds Holloway and Harris, later even Hess. Have to hand it to hoards who happen to hit it hard. Violinist Stephane Gra...

Bought by WVBI-LP, KPVL, WYAP, and WOUB


  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:51
  • Purchases: 4
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Extreme vintage hour openers, like bebop in a big band with Eckstine, rare Clifford Brown the other. Singers who would normally not mix, Carrie Smi...

Bought by KZUM, WVBI-LP, KPVL, KHNS, and WOUB


  • Added: Apr 01, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 5
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A great melody and chord structure pay tribute to Miles, effective blues written by Leonard Feather is sung by actress Linda Hopkins. Swing is a fe...

Bought by WYAP, WVBI-LP, and KPVL


  • Added: Apr 07, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 3
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For the fourth year in a row, Hacksaw Jazz broadcast from Boston Street, to the south of the main stage at the 2015 Chandler Jazz Festival, happeni...

Bought by WYAP, WVBI-LP, KPVL, and WOUB


  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:52
  • Purchases: 4
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Blues and Bossa by design this time, from Joe Turner to Basie to the Brothers Vaughan. New Orleans, Detroit and Kansas City are visited, then jazz ...

Bought by WYAP, KPVL, WVBI-LP, and WOUB


  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 4
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An unusual request for vinyl from management, we can do that. The most famous jazzman on record, Duke Ellington, begins a tour of blues, acid and s...

Bought by WVBI-LP, KPVL, and WOUB


  • Added: Apr 28, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Two of the most different hours in jazz radio history. The first is from on-location at the Scottsdale Arizona location of Gifts Anon (two words on...

Bought by WYAP, WVBI-LP, KPVL, and WOUB


  • Added: May 12, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 4
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Fresh innovation melds with soul jazz, Renee Rosnes and Art Blakey. A notable new release from Sugaray Rayford helps nod to fellow Texas blues men ...

Bought by KPVL, WVBI-LP, and WOUB


  • Added: May 19, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Fixing Musical malfunctions like a mechanic, germinating in the workshop and in the grooveyard. Paying particular tribute to a giant of our music B...

Bought by KPVL, WVBI-LP, WOUB, and WYAP


  • Added: May 26, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 4
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Ray Bryant remakes his hit Madison Time instructing a dance step to happening Latin jazz, giving us purpose & direction. A late dear friend simply ...

Bought by KPVL, WYAP, WVBI-LP, and WOUB


  • Added: Jun 02, 2015
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Emotion at the right tempos with seasoned Sonny Stitt and Duke Ellington's quartet, ground-cutting by Frank Morgan, as expected after years of bein...

Bought by KPVL, WVBI-LP, WYAP, and WOUB


  • Added: Jun 10, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Elongated harmony with John Coltrane is what everyone needs for sail-away, we have flugelhornist & vocalist Marquis Hill too. Kurt Elling has his w...

Bought by KPVL, WVBI-LP, and WOUB


  • Added: Jun 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 3
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The adventure continues with material we doubt ever re-released on CD like Bobby Hutcherson. It meanders thru a couple hits from Phoebe Snow and An...

Bought by KPVL, WVBI-LP, WOUB, and WYAP


  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 4
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With a very strong musical statement by pianist McCoy Tyner, arguably in his prime, we are grateful to be inspired, something is keeping us going, ...

Bought by KPVL, WYAP, WVBI-LP, and WOUB


  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 4
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The late Red Holloway inspires the opening of this swinging session with Ray Brown, Jack McDuff and Geo Benson as his sidemen, so you know it's rig...

Bought by KPVL, WVBI-LP, and WOUB


  • Added: Jul 07, 2015
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Size matters in band sound, brass on woodwinds on rhythm from little big to Twilight, blues in vintage Woody Herman, and twelve tone too with Bill ...

Bought by KPVL, WYAP, WVBI-LP, and WOUB


  • Added: Jul 14, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 4
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At this point in our lives, we get inspired by what goes wrong in jazz, turning the past to good account. Bossa to Bobby Dourough, a warning from t...

Bought by KPVL, WVBI-LP, and WOUB


  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Charlie Parker is celebrated by Supersax, Fats Waller by Rahsaan Roland Kirk's clarinet, Ellington by Jamal. Then it's several shots in succession ...

Bought by KMRE-LP, KPVL, KCMJ Community Radio, WYAP, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Different shots at strings bring us TJ Kirk as in the Thelonious-James-Kirk-influenced guitar trio, Larry Coryell having to follow that. Ruth Brow...

Bought by KPVL, KMXT, KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP, and WOUB


  • Added: Aug 04, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:53
  • Purchases: 5
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Special guest DJ for an hour is guitarist and educator Ted Goddard, for several years with the Phoenix Federation of Musicians. Originally from Man...

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


  • Added: Aug 11, 2015
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 5