Full Moon Hacksaw

Series produced by Radio Phoenix

Series image

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

258 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Piece image
If we work on groove, namely Dexter Gordon, then inevitable results are emotion and good energy. Topics this week are Freddie and the Bossa, as in ...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WYAP, KBUT, WOUB, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Jun 11, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
Piece image
A slew of new releases begin our festivities, first with Detroit Tenors, then an artist we can trust with clarinet, Ms. Anat Cohen who is a joy to ...

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


  • Added: Jun 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
Piece image
Despite the man’s name, his jazz life was reportedly opposite. So listen to Lucky Thompson’s tenor sax and decide for yourself. What would sound li...

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


  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
Piece image
From the archives I called on a musician friend to talk about a Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Al Hibbler album. Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers play from the ...

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


  • Added: May 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 10
Piece image
The influence of John Coltrane is enough ahead of its time for the arrival of recent young players like Teodross Avery. Then there are vintage reco...

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


  • Added: May 14, 2019
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 7
Piece image
La Playa Sexteto con Vitin Aviles play hot vintage salsa in fabulous stereo, Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez answer for today. A new one from ...

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


  • Added: May 07, 2019
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
Piece image
Celebrating the life, pianism and composing of Mulgrew Miller, we begin with one of his better-known originals, and keep things grooving with a new...

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


  • Added: Apr 30, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
Piece image
To keep big bands alive, we start with Lionel Hampton, then go to vocalist/flutist Magela Herrera. Pianist Kait Dunton features trumpeter John D’Ea...

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


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
Piece image
Broadcast live from our long-time financial supporter and radio sponsor, Gifts Anon on Facebook, sometime co-host John Mueller (pianist and collect...

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


  • Added: Apr 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
Piece image
Broadcasting this time from Prescott, so far in 2019, an extension of Arizona’s Bermuda Triangle footprint. In recent shows, the 1970s and 2000s of...

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


  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
Piece image
Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation @AZBLUES.ORG presents its 34th annual Tucson Festival and we are there. Not only to drum behind harmonic...

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


  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
Piece image
From the ‘60s to today (the only decade missing this episode are the 2000s), we’re plentiful with new releases. Ralph Moore plays tenor sax after 2...

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


  • Added: Mar 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
Piece image
A new release from bassist Joe Policastro features guitar that reminds us of the late Gabor Szabo. We hear Dizzy Gillespie in the twilight of his c...

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


  • Added: Mar 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
Piece image
For our annual remote broadcast from the Phoenix Blues Society Blast, we’ve got a batch of new releases to go along with our usual blues, a little ...

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


  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
Piece image
More radio on the road, from a community “food and music crawl” event in our desert southwest, hear Chet Baker play hot trumpet and Cal Trader play...

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


  • Added: Mar 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
Piece image
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
Piece image
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
Piece image
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 ...

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


  • Added: Feb 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
Piece image
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...

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


  • Added: Feb 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 7
Piece image
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