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

289 Pieces

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Germinating in the workshop & in the Grooveyard at my age means Charlie Parker is still the standard: Supersax plays bird. Continuing thru Clark Te...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 6
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When a true fan is engaged, he or she knows who the original is and who the imitators are. When Wardell Gray produced his masterpiece "Twisted" in ...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 5
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How do you do, we have over 40 years associated with jazz radio here in the desert southwest. In hour one of this week's national broadcast, guest ...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 5
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Trumpet time, Eddie Henderson interprets Wayne Shorter. Then to usher in the topic of the hour, former employees Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Ji...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 6
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Veteran saxophonist Jimmy Heath musically connects us to a past master then cues newer name saxophonist Vincent Herring, respecting composition and...

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:59
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Let's start with the jazz workaholic, Milt Jackson in a contemporary recording by early '70s standards. Maynard brings his big band dynamics. Blues...

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 5
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Professional drummer Lewis Nash, who was born in the desert southwest, begins our program from New York with a world-wide recipe. Likewise our flav...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 6
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John Mueller, pianist and record collector, is guest. And 1961 is quite the year here. After the introductory testament from Tito Puente we'll hear...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 6
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Drummer/leader/composer Tony Williams graces us with his presence, the timeless Charles Brown sings, unorthodox Sonny Rollins plays. A most prolifi...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 5
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Bassist Jack Radavich is featured artist, a new recording of Harry Warren material, later in the broadcast playing Neil Hefti. Chicago's young blue...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Two very different sides of Los Angeles saxophone kick off this journey, Dale Fielder and Little Helen Rose. Reliable Bob Dorough gets wired, Stan ...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Mellifluous Memphis piano and classy not classroom big band sounds abound, Phineas Newborn and NAU respectively. Mellow into British Bill Bruford, ...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Directed intensity from Buddy Rich sounds more like a lift than a jolt, but Horace Silver's loping tempo tells the truth. Mongo Santamaria's Afro-C...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Friend, pianist and collector John "Brazilian Gringo" Mueller is again guest for the first hour, our semi-regular ritual. We start like a bat out o...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Real bebop bookends the swing and free eras for starters, without playing either. Monk is composer way before he was was known, Illinois Jacquet no...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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It's blues time, featuring many artists I've seen live. Spending the 2000's going from one blues fest to the next, for a moment I wanted to be a mu...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Neckties records & drums are side effects of jazz radio & blues music collecting, take if from one who knows. This segment begins with a great litt...

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  • Added: May 03, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:54
  • Purchases: 5
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Join us for an annual remote broadcast hour, as customers of long-time sponsor Gifts Anon approve the groove of our sounds among merchandise like m...

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  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:05
  • Purchases: 5
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A fresh sound from TS Monk, rooted in tradition, describes openers for this episode while Lonnie Johnson sings and plays a 1948 hit. Then as if Duk...

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  • Added: May 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 6
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With an appropriate mix of Appalachian Africana, Gypsy Roots, Ethno-Blues, and Folkloric Jazz, we're off to a good start with Tribecastan thru Bay ...

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  • Added: May 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 7