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

290 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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
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The mood is set by organist Tony Monaco, then we'll Smile with guitarist Kenny Burrell. Heavyweights in blues vocals Alberta Hunter and Big Maybell...

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


  • Added: Oct 21, 2015
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 5
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More of the late bluesman Smokey Wilson, effective salsa swing to the celebration with Tito Puente, innovation from pianists including Argentine Jo...

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


  • Added: Oct 14, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Pioneer jazz flutist Frank Wess sports spirited while Puerto Rican rhythms abound with beauty via Willie Colon. Exotic rhythms interpreted by Ted G...

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


  • Added: Oct 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Old-timey ensemble playing from Al Grey's trombone sounds first then Kathy Kosins sings her territory's music of Detroit. Milt Jackson demonstrate...

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


  • Added: Sep 29, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 4
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From on-location at Rayner's Chocolate & Coffee Shop, Glendale Arizona, going into its third year of supporting jazz radio, John Mueller is guest D...

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


  • Added: Sep 22, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Mose Allison shouts out the Hacksaw handle, heavyweights Oscar Peterson and Art Blakey, who probably never played together, take turns on our stage...

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


  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
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The first portion is a previously unreleased radio hour from 2004, with musical stops along the way in San Francisco, Helena Arkansas and San Diego...

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


  • Added: Sep 08, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 5
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Meat & potatoes Les McCann & Houston Person begin our journey up and down hills & valleys, then along the Long Yellow Road with Toshiko & Tabackin....

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


  • Added: Sep 02, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 6
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A brief but sufficient alto sax solo by Charlie Bird Parker then the next generation of boppers Dexter Gordon. From the Moonlight in Vermont and S...

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


  • Added: Aug 25, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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