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

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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...

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


  • Added: Mar 08, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 5
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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...

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


  • Added: Mar 01, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 6
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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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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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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
  • Purchases: 1
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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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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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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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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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Radio, neckties and drums, the party continues with jazz and blues. In one case Philip and Wynard Harper on trumpet and traps respectively, a more ...

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 5
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Really happening Columbus Ohio organ trio Tony Monaco smokes into vintage Goodman, the peculiar Bob Dorough waxes poetic end Elvin Jones and Sun Ra...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Jumpin' Jay McShann qualifies the call to order in swing, Henry Townsend lends his off-color slant on luck of the draw and Coleman Hawkins bundles ...

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


  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Binary bop begins the journey of spins and needles, drummer Stockton Helbing sounds pristine alongside veterans Benny Carter and Dizzy Gillespie. D...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 5
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Straight ahead sounds start right out of the gate, the great Sarah Vaughan makes a timely statement. Roland Kirk flute goes well in the dead of ju...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Atonal modes are heard by Wayne Shorter and Bobby Hutcherson a couple decades apart. Out of a dream with Tamir Hendelman then west coast jazz, Bill...

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


  • Added: Dec 02, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 4
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For cold weather solutions, head to Bahia with John Coltrane. After all, Kathy Kosins sings Tomorrow is Another Day. A good mix of blues, vocalese ...

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


  • Added: Nov 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:54
  • Purchases: 5
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We recognize west coast jazz of the US by playing Art Pepper and Charles Mingus who paid a lot of dues in the City of Angles. Reassuring is Little ...

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


  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 4
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The Spirit prevails for guitarist Mark Whitfield and the inimitable John Coltrane. Vintage big band and small group sounds swing with Bill Holman a...

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


  • Added: Nov 10, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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A couple hours broadcast live during the 7th anniversary of our flagship Radio Phoenix, Art Blakey and a classic grouping of the Messengers improvi...

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


  • Added: Nov 04, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 5
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Blues and swing precede post bop for openers, Howlin' Wolf, Ike Turner, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock. Bop then and now, the Bird and Germany's ja...

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


  • Added: Oct 28, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 5