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

291 Pieces

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This episode we’re heavy on tropical rhythms, especially Brazilian. Canhoto da Paraiba doesn’t care about fame, just guitar. Reflective substantive...

Bought by WMOT, WJSU, WVBI-LP, WYAP, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 27, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Rising to the occasion of any holiday party is Long Tall Dexter Gordon, from Britain there’s Courtney Pine. A continuing tribute to the late Bobby ...

Bought by WJSU, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, WYAP, and WKAR


  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The precious pairing of Champion Jack Dupree with saxist King Curtis offers us a little nip to get the party going, while Kait Dunton provides the ...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KKRN, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 6
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Dizzy told us we ain’t heard nothin’ yet, then stood by his claim in ’46. The ever-present Blind Boys of Alabama bring in Koko Taylor, we need trom...

Bought by KMXT, WYAP, WJSU, WVBI-LP, WMOT and more


  • Added: Dec 07, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
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In our continuing tribute to the mighty Mose, an anatomical description definitely causes us to reflect a la Monk mood, Coltrane’s tenor giving tha...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Two Blue Note sessions set the tone, Stanley Turrentine and Hank Mobley for our post-bop voicings. Two brand-new releases follow from trumpeter/voc...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 6
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An eclectic music mix this episode, why? Because we can. Inspired by musicians appearing in Hacksaw’s ‘hood recently, trumpeter Bruce Gates kicks i...

Bought by WVBI-LP, WYAP, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 4
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Part of the broadcast comes live off a Halloween overnight, polyrhythmic Sonido Global plays Herbie Hancock, Coltrane meditates with a certain East...

Bought by WYAP, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Nov 08, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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From forward-looking trombone with Ray Anderson and inspired happy blues by powerhouse saxophonist Gene Ammons, comes more churchy pianist Ray Brya...

Bought by WJSU, WYAP, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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A true inspiration for jazz networking and blues radio: The “Cookers,” a couple of whom are Donald Harrison and Cecil McBee, comprise a recording a...

Bought by WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, WJSU, WYAP, and WKAR


  • Added: Oct 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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This first glance of a two-hour playlist shows three of the best male scat singers in King Pleasure, Jon Hendricks and Eddie Jefferson. One of Ming...

Bought by WJSU, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Oct 18, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 4
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We continue radio on the road thanks to the continued hospitality of KVGD-LP-FM in Goldendale, WA, helping us see community radio from a different ...

Bought by WVBI-LP, WJSU, WYAP, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Oct 12, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 5
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Today’s episode emanates from the south central part of Washington State, the affiliate studios of KVGD-LP-FM Goldendale, which runs Hacksaw Jazz w...

Bought by KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WVBI-LP, WJSU, WYAP, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Herbie Mann rides again from the Village Gate, Charlie Mariano re-create the vibe you woulda heard on jazz radio in the ‘70s, an alternative to the...

Bought by KUPR low power FM, WYAP, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, WJSU and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
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After honking & screaming w/Germany’s Rhythm Bomb Records, Chet Baker croons & plays one then we bring in Sherry Baker, a jazz enthusiast who has b...

Bought by WJSU, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Sep 26, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 4
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From Sarah Vaughan’s personal favorite sessions to open Brazilian, we feature vocalists like Ernie Andrews and Ray Charles. Shelly Manne plays musi...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WYAP, WVBI-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Sep 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Rhythm tempo Louie Bellson style sets the downbeat, dynamic Maynard and harty Hampton Hawes piano fill the fare next. Mr. Hawes met pianist Toshiko...

Bought by WJSU, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Sep 06, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Three important jazz people to pay respects to in our first hour, the unheralded and undisputed greatest recording engineer of our music, Rudy Van ...

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


  • Added: Aug 30, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
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A big band frame of mind jump starts us, from Frank Capp/Nat Pierce direct to the ’56 Newport fest where the one-in-a-lifetime recording of Ellingt...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Guitar seems to be inspiration for the episode, Al Gafa begins, Pee Wee Crayton joins Joe Turner. Come to think of it, Hubert Sumlin joins Howlin’ ...

Bought by WVBI-LP, WMOT, WJSU, WOUB, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 7