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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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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Fixing Musical malfunctions like a mechanic, germinating in the workshop and in the grooveyard. Paying particular tribute to a giant of our music B...

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  • Added: May 26, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • 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 ...

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  • Added: May 19, 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...

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  • Added: May 12, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • 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...

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 3
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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 ...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 4
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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...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:52
  • Purchases: 4
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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...

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 5
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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...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:51
  • Purchases: 4
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With Kenny Burrell interpreting Duke Ellington, artistry can do no wrong. Blues of southwest and midwest inspiration include Gerald Wilson. Jazz ...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:53
  • Purchases: 4
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A blistering Lee Morgan on trumpet sets the ambiance for singers Leah Natale, Cecile Hortensia and Mark Murphy, rhythm makers could be Charles Lewi...

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 4
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Starting this journey in South America with Herbie Mann as diplomat, then quickly thru the Caribbean, swing and soul jazz from Joe Pass and the Riv...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 4
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Time to show off Arizona musicians like Prince Shell, Dave Cook and Tommy Dukes, plus international drummer Steve Gadd recorded in Arizona. We alwa...

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 4
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Contemporary and bluesy attitudes stand up well to good old funky Crusaders music. Dave Brubeck hosts Michael Brecker as Bill Evans to Stan Getz. F...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 4
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A good blend of tempos, groove blues to Latin and forward-looking. Vintage sounds from Count Basie and lesser-known Sonny Criss and Charles Lloyd,...

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


  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Our favorite Serbian blues guitarist Ana Popovic starts a Hacksaw groove, then from Ruthie Foster's seasoned voice thru samba snow and vintage main...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:53
  • Purchases: 7
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Buddy Montgomery leads a reunion which inspires a batch of above average lady singers and then substantive rhythms. A long comfortable cushion of ...

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 6
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Legendary blues kick into hard funk. Experience freedom in dance, musing and introspection. We'll pay tribute to a recently departed clarinet mas...

Bought by WKAR, WOUB, WVBI-LP, WYAP, and KVRZ


  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:53
  • Purchases: 5
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Rebooting radio for a new year continues "much more felt than seen, talkin' about my little swingin' machine." Geographically from Boston to LA to...

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


  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5