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

198 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Mixing old vinyl & brand-new releases is our ploy this week, inspired by a collected donation of amassed LPs by pianists. But to begin we spin clas...

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


  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Philadelphia’s “Little Bird” Jimmy Heath, now at 91, swings away on tenor sax while McCoy Tyner eases up with a piano ballad. From one of two big b...

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


  • Added: Apr 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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We are on-location from Lake Pleasant Arizona at the 7th Annual Rockabilly Bash which helps community radio financially. For our radio sounds, and ...

Bought by WVBI-LP, KAWC, KMRE-LP, WOUB, WKAR and more


  • Added: Apr 03, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
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Keeping our hashtags consistent all thru the broadcast (our third in a row on the road), trending are #radiophoenix, #phoenixbluessociety and #blue...

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


  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 9
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From Reno, where Johnny Cash shot that man…in a late winter/early spring storm beginning with super cool Miles to thaw our snowfall with Solar, cle...

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


  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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It’s time for another annual remote broadcast from our long-time sponsor uninterrupted since 2011, Gifts Anon (two words on Facebook). This year we...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WJSU, WVBI-LP, KAWC, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 7
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We pull the more obscure records & CDs off our shelves for a couple hours of pianists, brass & wind players, singers and guitarists. We start in th...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP, WJSU and more


  • Added: Mar 05, 2018
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A good mixture of our usual salsa/blues/bop in retrogressive groove, the late Michael Burks shuffling at start. Afro-Cuban sounds from master Mach...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KAWC and more


  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 8
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From the happening archives comes guitarist Roland Prince, Chico O’Farrill simmers down to Cyrus Chestnut’s tribute to Bobby Hutchinson. Normally J...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KAWC, WMOT and more


  • Added: Feb 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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Positive circumstances took me to the south in 1998, but it was Sonny Payne who showed me the ropes once I got there. Memphis and the Sun Studio w...

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


  • Added: Feb 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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One hundred miles an hour comes trumpeter Terrell Stafford, Dexter Gordon tempers considerably. We get on an Antonio Carlos Jobim kick, alternating...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, KCMJ Community Radio, WJSU, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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From bassist Paul Chambers’ first session, he had to have John Coltrane included. Straight to salsa with Mongo Santamaria of the ‘70s followed by c...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, Troon Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Jan 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 9
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Other than an opening bop anthem from vibraphonist Milt Jackson, the first half hour of our broadcast this week is pretty mellow. Chick Corea’s gor...

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


  • Added: Jan 23, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 11
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From a pensive perspective comes Dizzy Gillespie bowing to Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald live at the Cote d’Azur. We notice the barometric sax...

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


  • Added: Jan 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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Fortunately the efforts of a metaphysical figure from decades ago stay pertinent and top-of-mind. Take Rahsaan Roland Kirk and his ‘60s flute groov...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WJSU, KAWC, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 10, 2018
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 8
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Cleared for takeoff in a new broadcast year is Charles McPherson on sax with the first flight out, the descent tracked by pianist Russell Schmidt. ...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, KAWC, WMOT, Troon Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Jan 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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The roaring, swinging 1964 version of Maynard Ferguson gives us the blues yet another day, both swing and blues are retained for Johnny Taylor. Wit...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WMOT, KSRQ, KAWC, Troon Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 10
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The first half hour is about groove: Swing with the young saxophonist Scott Hamilton, Latin with Manny Oquendo, and Miles Davis’ take on what was c...

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


  • Added: Dec 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 7
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Tricky syncopations are key for beginnings, ringleader Phil Woods also hosts Lee Konitz, Pony Poindexter and Leo Wright, followed by John Coltrane....

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 7
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We hit the jackpot on new releases like New Cool Collective, Joran Cariou Trio and Marcus Daves. Then there’s Jingle Bell Jazz with Lambert/Hendri...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WMOT, KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP, WYAP and more


  • Added: Dec 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8