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

283 Pieces

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Radio on the road this episode live and in the studio from the southwest corner of Arizona, KAWC Yuma and KAWP Parker, 88.9 FM, allowing us to get ...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WYAP, WVBI-LP, KRZA and more


  • Added: Feb 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 8
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Starting on the edge is bassist Buster Williams as leader with Donald Harrison and Lenny White BTW. Then we hear acoustic tandem guitars, Strunz an...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WYAP, WVBI-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Feb 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 8
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Guitarist Howard Roberts is acknowledged with our opener, played by his guitar son Jay. A request for Paul Butterfield suggested the man had a lot ...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Radio on the road distributed by the Arizona Community Radio Network, aka K-JAZZ Radio Network. From Clarkdale AZ, by way of KJZA Drake/Williams, c...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 7
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Bebop by way of Supersax then the real Charlie Parker christens the start of our first hour then all brand-new literal CDs (as opposed to even down...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, KRZA, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 7
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It appears Cuban and blues music are highlights of this episode, with a minor in guitar. Flutist Magala Herrera starts with Latin fire, then Claren...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Syndicated jazz radio from the desert southwest, beaming out now to 24 stations, and of course we name them all on the air. Master Oscar Peterson i...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, WOUB, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
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Here are a couple hours of 2018 releases revisited, not necessarily the best but rather continued reviews and tracks we did not get to in the actua...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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The legendary Ahmad Jamal plays his piano, Eddie Jefferson sings with young Richie Cole. Then we aim at groove, first with Brazil’s Veloso Deusa, t...

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  • Added: Jan 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Latin jazz John Coltrane style begins our weekly journey while “Trane” himself joins Tad Dameron for an attractive melody, lyricism continues with ...

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  • Added: Dec 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Sufficient vinyl makes up our first hour, apparently catching Big Joe Turner on a European tour in his later years, then immediately to a songbird ...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 8
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An hour of new releases with a couple oldies mixed in, then an hour of sixties thru nineties jazz with a couple 21st Centuries thrown in for good w...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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That Memphis man gone to New York, Harold Mabern, opens our remote broadcast from a local eatery, we negotiate thru Canadian bassist Dave Young thr...

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Minimal, fragmented and with a lot of open space we begin, a premiere bassist of our day Christian McBride. Next is not a tricky new jazz compositi...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Freshening things up with virtually all-new releases this episode, we maintain musical integrity, creativity, and gosh-darned it the soul of our mu...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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OJT, Organ Jazz Trio from KC, opens the a gateway for mucho B3 organ. From Concord Records release # 6, we have a seat on the lawn of the 1975 Conc...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
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A bunch of vinyl, a new release and one other from this century make up hour # 1 this week, from Brazilian Flora Purim to contrasting Mark Murphy v...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WMOT, WYAP, WVBI-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Nov 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 7
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With a solid Chicago blues to start, our first hour is mostly vintage, after all we’re experiencing an Indian Summer with Coleman Hawkins. Next a m...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 7
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Our activities are balanced this episode, all the ingredients are blended: Jazz, blues, new releases, classics, ballads, salsa, vocalists and big b...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 8
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Great guitars with the phenomenal Pat Martino giving way to newcomers Kreisberg and Veras. Then it’s sax with Plas Johnson, and pipes with the ivor...

Bought by WMOT, KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP, WOUB, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Oct 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 7