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

516 Pieces

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From Sarah Vaughan’s personal favorite sessions to open Brazilian, we feature vocalists like Ernie Andrews and Ray Charles. Shelly Manne plays musi...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WYAP, WVBI-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Sep 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Rhythm tempo Louie Bellson style sets the downbeat, dynamic Maynard and harty Hampton Hawes piano fill the fare next. Mr. Hawes met pianist Toshiko...

Bought by WJSU, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and WKAR


  • Added: Sep 06, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Three important jazz people to pay respects to in our first hour, the unheralded and undisputed greatest recording engineer of our music, Rudy Van ...

Bought by WYAP, WJSU, WVBI-LP, WOUB, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Aug 30, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
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A big band frame of mind jump starts us, from Frank Capp/Nat Pierce direct to the ’56 Newport fest where the one-in-a-lifetime recording of Ellingt...

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


  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Guitar seems to be inspiration for the episode, Al Gafa begins, Pee Wee Crayton joins Joe Turner. Come to think of it, Hubert Sumlin joins Howlin’ ...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 7
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Be bop galore with Dex & Eddie, Gordon & Jefferson, and great guitar in Joe Pass and Wes Montgomery. Forward-thinking large ensemble and youthful e...

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


  • Added: Aug 09, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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A great episode for big jazz hits, beginning with The Ray Bryant Combo. Contemporary rhythms from Latin to acid continue, soothing vocal jazz and ...

Bought by KMXT, WMOT, WYAP, WJSU, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 02, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 8
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The magnificent Machito in Grammy-award-winning form kicks in the downbeat, a three-quarter time signature by and for jazz men (Joe Henderson, Cal ...

Bought by WMOT, WJSU, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WOUB and more


  • Added: Jul 26, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
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It's boogie it's blues, jump & energy any way and any time we can get it, close to home in Morning Glory. Then pre-American Idol lady jazz singers ...

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


  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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First off, Eilen Jewell reminds us no one is immune from Cupid's ready-fire-aim tactic. Next, ebullience bounces from 1950's west coast jazz, follo...

Bought by WMOT, KCMJ Community Radio, WJSU, WVBI-LP, WKAR and more


  • Added: Jul 12, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Morning is our mantra except for mambo made by Moody, Johnny Nocturne's band jumps to an interlude. In the beginning instruments imitated voices, b...

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


  • Added: Jul 05, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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Starting with a double play the first hour as tribute to late jazz giant Horace silver, we then cook with recent bebop and Chicago vibraphonist Jim...

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


  • Added: Jun 28, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 8
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It's got to be "Prez, Bird, Shearing or the Basie" according to top hipsters King Pleasure and Symphony Sid, singer and radio DJ respectively. The ...

Bought by WMOT, WJSU, WOUB, KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Jun 21, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 7
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We pay tribute to a late friend with a couple of his favorites from NYJQ and drummer Pete Magadini, tenor saxophonist Jim Zoeckler, RIP. Guitarist ...

Bought by WMOT, KCMJ Community Radio, WJSU, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Jun 14, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 8
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A fresh updated big band version of Cannonball Adderley is opened with Chris Doc Stewart, and if ever the cool of Leonard Bernstein met Gil Evans' ...

Bought by WMOT, WYAP, KCMJ Community Radio, WJSU, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 8
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For starters fresh piano from Jackie Terrasson continues our attention to Cole Porter, Lani Hall sings Joni Mitchell. Nothing like a Sonny Stitt ba...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, WJSU, WOUB and more


  • Added: May 31, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 7
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With an appropriate mix of Appalachian Africana, Gypsy Roots, Ethno-Blues, and Folkloric Jazz, we're off to a good start with Tribecastan thru Bay ...

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  • Added: May 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 7
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A fresh sound from TS Monk, rooted in tradition, describes openers for this episode while Lonnie Johnson sings and plays a 1948 hit. Then as if Duk...

Bought by WVBI-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, WYAP, WOUB, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: May 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 6
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Join us for an annual remote broadcast hour, as customers of long-time sponsor Gifts Anon approve the groove of our sounds among merchandise like m...

Bought by WYAP, KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP, WKAR, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:05
  • Purchases: 5
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Neckties records & drums are side effects of jazz radio & blues music collecting, take if from one who knows. This segment begins with a great litt...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP, WOUB, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and WKAR


  • Added: May 03, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:54
  • Purchases: 5