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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290 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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A journey rebooting radio for 2015: From Boston moving south, traveling light from Brazil, hit blues revisited and looking forward. Guitar prowess...

Bought by WOUB, WVBI-LP, and WYAP


  • Added: Dec 30, 2014
  • Length: 02:00:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Hear artists established forever in jazz like Ella Fitzgerald, Cannonball Adderley, the MJQ, Gene Ammons, Gerry Mulligan, James Moody, Jimmy Smith ...

Bought by WOUB and WVBI-LP


  • Added: Dec 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Cookin' with grease: Add some Coltrane for the winter, and THANKS to musicians who donated their time and talents to a recent radio fundraiser. The...

Bought by WOUB and WVBI-LP


  • Added: Dec 16, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Feels as good as when we first heard the stuff, from forward to swing to '70s fusion & overproduced blues from the '80s. Perfect for radio, fantas...

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


  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 4
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"Across the board & from the ground up." A couple extended outings thru saxophone harmony and guitar swing, Afro-Cuban jazz and the singers gettin...

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


  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:53
  • Purchases: 4
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The 40th anniversary radio party continues with these hours, done in-studio with John "Brazilian Gringo" Mueller. Current recording projects counte...

Bought by WOUB and WVBI-LP


  • Added: Nov 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 2
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November 13, 1974 was first day on the air. A few months later was jazz radio show # 1. It has taken 40 years to get to this edition #. These ho...

Bought by WVBI-LP, WOUB, and WYAP


  • Added: Nov 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 3
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Blues old and blues new, what new ground was cut in the '80s and '90s? How might "Nu Brasil" of the 2000s stand up to German fusion of the '70s by ...

Bought by WVBI-LP


  • Added: Nov 12, 2014
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
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November the party is on! Exclaims our vocalist of the hour(s) Luciana Souza. Cedar Walton also appears both as pianist and composer, aiding Art Bl...

Bought by WYAP and WVBI-LP


  • Added: Nov 04, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Producer Todd Barkan is a friend of Full Moon Hacksaw on Facebook. Alligator Records President/Founder Bruce Iglauer was submitted a hacksaw demo i...

Bought by WVBI-LP and WYAP


  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 2
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It's the changing of the seasons even in New Orleans. Mornings are misty, leaves are Autumn, and when one party ends, we just move to the next one....

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Blues from alternate spaces provide opportunities for technical prowess, yet melodic & lyrical in touch. Never losing the idea of blues as a feelin...

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Wake up with swinging Latino, ease into convention and go forward but not out (yet). Blues, dark & sinister, and a brass odyssey. A Big Band char...

Bought by WVBI-LP and WYAP


  • Added: Oct 07, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 2
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We are in the moment of another season with Earl Bostic and Woody Herman. We've lost some pretty big names in our music recently: Gerald Wilson, Jo...

Bought by WYAP and WVBI-LP


  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 2
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The first segment welcomes back guest DJ John Mueller, bringing his taste in vocalists and US west coast jazz. Sounds then evolve thru Latino rhyt...

Bought by WVBI-LP and WYAP


  • Added: Sep 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Fabulous funk in Fred Wesley and Jimmy McGriff, genius in soul with a sanctified Milt Jackson appearing each hour. Big bands meet myriad rhythms i...

Bought by WVBI-LP and WYAP


  • Added: Sep 16, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:54
  • Purchases: 2
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These hours begin with Latin salsa, all kinds of blues & funky grooves, respect for melody. Hear classic composition, get jazz history from trumpe...

Bought by WYAP and WVBI-LP


  • Added: Sep 12, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:54
  • Purchases: 2
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Tribute to a couple drummers we lost in July, Frankie Dunlop & Idris Muhammad. We'll hear recordings of one with Thelonious Monk, the other drummi...

Bought by WYAP and WVBI-LP


  • Added: Sep 02, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Acid jazz meets samba sungue in Sao Paulo, blues confusion between Long Beach and Britain, but no mistaking Chet Baker. Mellow to blatant sax, cla...

Bought by WVBI-LP and WYAP


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Within these two power-packed Hacksaw hours hear a continuing tribute to the late blues guitarist Johnny Winter, jazz violinists, great lyrical alt...

Bought by WVBI-LP and WYAP


  • Added: Aug 20, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 2