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

314 Pieces

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Practicing the tradition…while we clean up and refile much vinyl and vintage, Facebook Live did not happen on this broadcast as we were not wearing...

Bought by KRZA, WOUB, KMXT, WKAR, and WVBI-LP


  • Added: Jul 07, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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These are the hours of Ben Webster, Billy Strayhorn, Roy Eldridge, Count Basie and the Verve label. First off Tommy Flanagan plays an electric pian...

Bought by KJZX, GCR (Global Community Radio), KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WMOT, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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We’re having a party in-studio as it’s program 1800 in real time. We like reed man Brian Landrus, who feels very west coast like warm beach sand un...

Bought by KJZX, WEJP-LP 107.1, WOUB, GCR (Global Community Radio), KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 10
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Replacing our past relaxed, bluesy, party jazz is an edgy & frantic swing just to keep up with the world’s fast-changing times. Latin jazz by veter...

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


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 11
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Ray Barretto leads from his Charanga band days, Jay McShann simply never sounded bad. Another ivory master was Art Tatum, with Lionel Hampton and B...

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


  • Added: Jun 09, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 11
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Coming from a weird place this episode, edgy and perhaps capturing real emotion. Beginning with boogie spillover from the swing era, Freddie Slack ...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KJZX, KMXT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WYAP and more


  • Added: Jun 02, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 11
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A good mix of the old and new this week, first big band from Church on Monday and Billy Strayhorn. Brazilian sounds come from Miguel DeLeon and you...

Bought by KJZX, KHNS, WEJP-LP 107.1, KRZA, WOUB and more


  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 10
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Blues, big band, and much more vinyl than usual permeate our proceedings first with organist Don Patterson representing the Philadelphia sound, Car...

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


  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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In mourning but also gratitude we feel during this episode. Grieving the effects of the virus once it hits well-known musicians we’ve been musicall...

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


  • Added: May 12, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 11
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Being an obsessive collector is now is paying off in a decluttering process with dandy things to share with anyone who wishes to tune-in, a lot not...

Bought by KJZX, WEJP-LP 107.1, WYAP, WOUB, KMXT and more


  • Added: May 05, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 10
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Self-isolating with the radio, from down San Diego way come sax man Christopher Hollyday and his trumpeter Gilbert Castellenos. Up the coast Art Pe...

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


  • Added: Apr 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 10
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We’re losing them fast, and not just to coronavirus. Bassist Jymie Merritt, a Jazz Messenger, is heard in two Art Blakey tracks in a tribute, on an...

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


  • Added: Apr 21, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 11
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Blues from Texas and LA begin our festivities, Arnett Cobb and Joe Liggins respectively. The only thing McCoy Tyner has in common is piano, but we ...

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


  • Added: Apr 14, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 11
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We have lost trumpeter Wallace Roney at age 59 to coronavirus. We feature his playing with Tony Williams, and as one of the few to solo alongside M...

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


  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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Who’da thunk hippie band Canned Heat could bring John Lee Hooker’s music such life, but to stay in the mainstream we must have Miles and Coltrane. ...

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


  • Added: Mar 31, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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Long-time sponsor Gifts Anon (two words on Facebook) felt it wise to keep our annual remote broadcast scheduled from Scottsdale Arizona, despite th...

Bought by KJZX, KHNS, WYAP, WEJP-LP 107.1, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 24, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 12
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Radio has been the go-to in any world crisis now for one hundred years. Emergency information notwithstanding, radio becomes important for humor, e...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 11
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A few new releases to open on the spot, brand spankin’ new is a prime recent live date from the late pianist Harold Mabern. Tributes continue with ...

Bought by KHNS, KJZX, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Mar 10, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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We are fortunate to have the Jones jazz brothers. Hank and Elvin together from Detroit. Setting the tone for new blood, singer Lizzie Thomas from t...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:57
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From among the first 2020 album releases, hear trumpeter John Sneider lead a tidy and syncopated group, checking vitals and getting blood circulati...

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


  • Added: Feb 25, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 11