Full Moon Hacksaw

Series produced by KRDP

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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

448 Pieces

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Give up and something happens: Memphis piano starts our engine with Phineas of the Newborn family, then to a jam session in miniature direct from C...

Bought by KRZA, WYAP, KHNS, Northwest Public Broadcasting, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 31, 2023
  • Length: 02:00:03
  • Purchases: 8
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Fresh back from the Tucson Jazz Festival, we continue ’23 with high level music. For example bassist Domi Edson brings in pianist Spencer Zweifel a...

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


  • Added: Jan 24, 2023
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 8
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We’re glad Verve Records found the “Lost Berlin Tapes” of Ella Fitzgerald, starting our program saying “I don’t know TOO many…” Bobby Watson and Cy...

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


  • Added: Jan 17, 2023
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 10
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Let’s continue cultural engagement of the arts, after all, violence and violins together are not a good idea. We’ve got a classic from the ‘40s, sh...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2023
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Themes for this first radio episode of a new year are: “2022 Releases in Review” with six tracks, and “Jazz of the 1970s” with four tracks from tha...

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2023
  • Length: 02:00:02
  • Purchases: 9
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Pianist Kenny Barron and his recent quintet are featured from a recent release, and no one sang like June Christy who we appreciate more with each ...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2022
  • Length: 02:00:04
  • Purchases: 8
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In the beginning there was jazz, and it cried out with the human voice for instruments. Those very instruments turned around and influenced the hum...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2022
  • Length: 02:00:03
  • Purchases: 8
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Some of our tracks have street-smart credibility, others high-art trends. Like any family reunion, we get the “theater of the absurd.” pianist Sir ...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2022
  • Length: 02:00:03
  • Purchases: 8
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Straight ahead, Calgary drummer Bobby Wiens speaks volumes from a session he recorded in mid lockdown, in safe harbor and from the deep tracks cate...

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2022
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Emerging guitarist David Blake begins a program of innovation, and although we have the latest EP by Sara Gazarek, we discovered an astonishing 200...

Bought by KJZX-Austin, KRZA, WOUB, KHNS, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2022
  • Length: 02:00:02
  • Purchases: 9
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Blues men and vocalists of any kind fall out this entire episode, in fact not a big band to be heard for a solid mile. THESE ARE CRIMES. As we awai...

Bought by KJZX-Austin, KMXT, KHNS, KRZA, WOUB and more


  • Added: Nov 22, 2022
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 9
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As in a lunar eclipse, our presentation has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Vibraphonist Milt Jackson brings on a fiery performance including sa...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2022
  • Length: 02:00:02
  • Purchases: 9
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Trumpet great Arturo Sandoval heads up a new group of similar young hot musicians as the original crowd he came to America with from Cuba almost 50...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2022
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Our opening musician is no amateur, Lou Donaldson is today a 95-year old seasoned alto sax player! He is followed by Bobby Watson, also an alto sax...

Bought by KJZX-Austin, KRZA, WOUB, KHNS, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 01, 2022
  • Length: 02:00:02
  • Purchases: 8
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We’ve got CDs, vinyl, digital files and even tapes, we stop at nothing to find a groove, “our footprint, our presence.” Alto sax player Eric Perso...

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


  • Added: Oct 25, 2022
  • Length: 02:00:02
  • Purchases: 10
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Spirited piano starts our first track, with Kevin Hays revealing what they do with “Scrapple from the Apple.” Next, Herbie Hancock re-unites his ‘6...

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


  • Added: Oct 18, 2022
  • Length: 02:00:02
  • Purchases: 10
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We play the obscure so you don’t have to. Saxophonist Dexter Gordon plays “Blues Walk” (the Clifford Brown/Sonny Stitt tune, not the Lou Donaldson ...

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


  • Added: Oct 11, 2022
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 10
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For starters it’s the ultimate tribute irony: Leader Joey DeFrancesco on organ, who died in August 2022, welcoming guest saxophonist Pharaoh Sander...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2022
  • Length: 02:00:02
  • Purchases: 10
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Mr. Blues, Hank Crawford, the sax man from the Ray Charles band, starts our show from the 1990s and a particularly poignant singer named Rene Marie...

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


  • Added: Sep 27, 2022
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 10
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Our ingredients are organic, no chemical additives like other radio casts might add. One of jazz’s biggest hits, “Moanin’” by Art Blakey, begins ou...

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


  • Added: Sep 20, 2022
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 9