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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Music about animals by pianist Yelena Eckemoff begins the earliest of 2020 releases, a lot of vocalists reminding us of the Double Six of Paris bac...

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


  • Added: Jan 21, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Latin and Brazilian jazz rhythms begin our recital but we soon make a stop at the Village Vanguard for the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. With reluctanc...

Bought by KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KHNS, WYAP, WEJP-LP 107.1, KRZA and more


  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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We borrow influence from the classical and pop sides for our jazz and blues this episode, as one album title aptly states "variety is the spice." F...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KHNS, and WMOT


  • Added: Jan 12, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Ultra mellow we start with a tribute to Nica with an underlying Thelonious Monk theme. We start the new decade by reviewing the better releases of ...

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


  • Added: Dec 31, 2019
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 9
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John Coltrane bookends our show this week, both on tenor and soprano sax. Also 1958 seems to be a favored year of chance, since that is how we mix ...

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


  • Added: Dec 24, 2019
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Among side the yuletide comes our favorite high-level players like Bobby Hutcherson, Tommy Flanagan, Miles, the Count, Goodman, Silver and Ellingto...

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


  • Added: Dec 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 9
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We haven’t heard salsa in a while, Tito Puente and Ruben Blades to the rescue. For the season is’t Laila Bailie converting Joni Mitchell to Christm...

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


  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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It’s a piano-heavy show with saxophonist Cannonball Adderley bringing in Bill Evans, from there it’s Keith Jarrett, James P. Johnson, Pete Johnson ...

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


  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 8
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’Tiz autumn, we call on Clark Terry a real brass man then defer to younger generations like Wynton Marsalis to continue. No one did it like Mingus,...

Bought by WMOT, KHNS, WYAP, WOUB, KRZA and more


  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 9
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Guitar galore led by Kenny Burrell begins our 45th anniversary in radio, over 30 of them playing jazz, hence “hand-selected jazz for you on the air...

Bought by KRZA, WMOT, KHNS, WVBI-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Buddy DeFranco’s clarinet is vintage hip and swinging, Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie are also on the bill under the same record label. To Newp...

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


  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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A goodly sized group starts us off brassy and swinging with Pete Christlieb and Linda Small followed by a piano/vocal duo ballad sung by Tony DeSar...

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


  • Added: Nov 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Out on remote from a local historical society, we hear drummer Dave Robbins play the Beatles and Brazilian Daniela Solidade sing Gershwin. Mary Sta...

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


  • Added: Oct 29, 2019
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 8
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“If this album doesn’t succeed in blowing your blues away then I doubt you ever really had them in the first place” states the notes to opening tra...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WMOT, KMRE-LP, KHNS, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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West coast jazz vinyl surfaces a few times this episode, first with Bob Cooper playing oboe. Then it’s the MJQ with impressive big band backing, sa...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, KJZX, KMRE-LP, WYAP and more


  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A fall outdoor festival in the desert southwest is our setting this show, visual art and cuisine conspired with music on radio and live. Charlie Hu...

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


  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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With over 30 new releases appearing in our mailbox this week, here’s entire show of them. Results of research AFTER playing them: Vocalist Kurt Ell...

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


  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Decades from the 1950s to the present encompass our sounds of salsa/blues/bop beginning with bassist Ray Brown’s generation hosting saxophonist Jos...

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


  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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Though we totally skip the 1970s thru the ‘90s this edition, we DO touch on ‘30s thru ‘50s which is vanishing among jazz fans. Stream-of-consciousn...

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


  • Added: Sep 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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How do you do, Hacksaw Jazz are key words with over 1700 jazz radio shows so far but who’s counting? For the first half hour we enjoy releases from...

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


  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 9