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

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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...

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


  • 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
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Be bop galore with Dex & Eddie, Gordon & Jefferson, and great guitar in Joe Pass and Wes Montgomery. Forward-thinking large ensemble and youthful e...

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


  • Added: Aug 09, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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A great episode for big jazz hits, beginning with The Ray Bryant Combo. Contemporary rhythms from Latin to acid continue, soothing vocal jazz and ...

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


  • Added: Aug 02, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 8
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The magnificent Machito in Grammy-award-winning form kicks in the downbeat, a three-quarter time signature by and for jazz men (Joe Henderson, Cal ...

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


  • Added: Jul 26, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
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It's boogie it's blues, jump & energy any way and any time we can get it, close to home in Morning Glory. Then pre-American Idol lady jazz singers ...

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


  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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First off, Eilen Jewell reminds us no one is immune from Cupid's ready-fire-aim tactic. Next, ebullience bounces from 1950's west coast jazz, follo...

Bought by WMOT, KCMJ Community Radio, WJSU, WVBI-LP, WKAR and more


  • Added: Jul 12, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Morning is our mantra except for mambo made by Moody, Johnny Nocturne's band jumps to an interlude. In the beginning instruments imitated voices, b...

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


  • Added: Jul 05, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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Starting with a double play the first hour as tribute to late jazz giant Horace silver, we then cook with recent bebop and Chicago vibraphonist Jim...

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


  • Added: Jun 28, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 8
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It's got to be "Prez, Bird, Shearing or the Basie" according to top hipsters King Pleasure and Symphony Sid, singer and radio DJ respectively. The ...

Bought by WMOT, WJSU, WOUB, KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Jun 21, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 7