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

358 Pieces

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Out of the gate we devote a quarter of the show to new 2021 releases, like Roxana Amed, and the John DePaola Quartet with leader on trumpet. Planet...

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


  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:02
  • Purchases: 5
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With the advent of a decent vintage concert recording, we hear Dizzy Gillespie’s trumpet in its prime. Before every town-painting, nightfall happen...

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


  • Added: May 04, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 8
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We’re old fashioned and not ashamed, it’s quite possibly a genetic thing. Rodney Kendrick utilizes acoustic piano to re-shape a groove, Jon Hendric...

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


  • Added: Apr 27, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 8
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Sax man Art Pepper did a session with the late pianist Stanley Cowell…Latin light might describe the track, so we follow with the George Shearing Q...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 9
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We remember trumpeter Woody Shaw who died in the late 1980s, and clarinetist Benny Goodman who was a superstar in his time. Continuing with tenor s...

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:02
  • Purchases: 9
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We cover many decades this episode, the furthest back being the 1950’s and ‘60s. There are a handful from the 2000s, a double play on Gillespie (a ...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Old and new, whacky & rhythmic. We’ve got the “BEst ANd” only BEAN, Coleman Hawkins, inventor of jazz saxophone, and we’ve got a pianist from today...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:02
  • Purchases: 9
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Our pregame show has George Shearing warming up with the Montgomery Brothers, one word is all you need for downbeat: “Miles.” This broadcast is our...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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We visit a couple recordings produced by the Pablo label in the ’70s when tempos were dazzling, Joe Pass’s guitar and Monty Alexander’s piano were ...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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Act one opens with trumpeter and Doctor Eddie Henderson shuffling and dealing. From there the shuffle continues from down under and slide guitarist...

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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Historic Clifford Brown never played a solo under 9 on the 10 scale, he was effective in the ENTIRE trumpet range. In the big band department we he...

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


  • Added: Mar 02, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Veteran percussionist Joe Chambers has a new release of some samba but we pick a standard specifically for melody. Billy Holiday continues with gue...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 9
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First up is an overview of virtuosic spirit and guiding philosophy from the Le Coq Records All-Stars performing Duke Ellington. Freddie Hubbard’s t...

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


  • Added: Feb 16, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 7
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We’ve spun some great classics (“greatest hits,” best of’s etc.) lately such as Kenny Dorham, Milt “Bags” Jackson and Monk. We’ve kept up with new ...

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


  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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Many personal favorites from past broadcasts have been re-assembled, narrowed down to less than an hour, to serve as a “best of” or “greatest hits”...

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


  • Added: Feb 02, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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A spectacular band backs singer Ms. Andy James for a Latin-arranged standard, a couple piano trios forge ahead beautifully with one nod to a hundre...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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As master of both the flugelhorn and trumpet, Art Farmer invented the “flumpet.” If those cards didn’t get out at holiday time, consider Valentine...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Starting with the best re-release of 2020, listen to bassist Neil Swainson in his only album as leader with trumpeter Woody Shaw. From the late ’90...

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


  • Added: Jan 12, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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Chet Baker reportedly enjoyed life during a long stay in Milan where we pick his trumpet up from 1959, jumping to a 1990s recording from German sax...

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


  • Added: Jan 05, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 8
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For a broadcast to take us into 2021, a chance to renew motivation, to allow endorphins & dopamine to do their thing which music helps activate. Sa...

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  • Added: Dec 29, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8