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

377 Pieces

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Light and lilting we go with all-new releases the first segment, and without intensity for a time. Pianist Roland Tempelaar plays it safe swinging ...

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


  • Added: Sep 21, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:02
  • Purchases: 4
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Piano-heavy, tension and release. These are words to describe this week’s radio episode, beginning with exciting Latin music of now from Raices Jaz...

Bought by KJZX, KHNS, KRZA, WYAP, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 14, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 8
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Ray Barretto and Johnny Pacheco provide Latin starters, we’ve got a tribute to British Ronnie Scott and this day it’s also bassoon with the Austral...

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


  • Added: Sep 07, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:02
  • Purchases: 8
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Carrying on a tradition in the family, leading from the drums, is Willie Jones III for openers. Then two-piano-four-hands-one-guy Bill Evans with h...

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


  • Added: Aug 31, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 9
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Saxophonist Cory Weeds is at it again, this time fronting the funky & organ-underlined Nightcrawlers, another new release comes from Electro-Samba ...

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


  • Added: Aug 24, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 9
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The first hour of this week’s show is live and direct from our sponsor Westsideblues.com #westsidejazzandblues where inside Charles Lewis performs ...

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


  • Added: Aug 17, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 8
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From southern California this episode, where that classic west coast jazz still seems to be dug, good memories are made by Panamanian singer Ruben ...

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


  • Added: Aug 10, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 8
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Bassist Christian McBride is one of the best in the business today welcoming guitarist Mike Stern and saxophonist Marcus Strickland to his latest s...

Bought by WMOT, KJZX, KHNS, WKAR, WOUB and more


  • Added: Aug 03, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 7
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Trumpeter Eddie Henderson drives his red Ferrari to gigs, Gal Costa sings a Brazilian standard. From Michigan State University (where its campus st...

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


  • Added: Jul 27, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:02
  • Purchases: 9
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Phenomenon Phineas Newborn begins with piano trio, a true work of beauty and art is sung by Ella Fitzgerald. Zoot Sims adapts his sax swing to a ve...

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


  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 8
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Freedom in the groove starts with muscular saxophone from Eddie Lockjaw Davis. There’s a new first-time Miles Davis release from 1991 laying us low...

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


  • Added: Jul 13, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 9
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Pianist Orin Evans brings in Emmanuel Wilkins for an exciting new session, Joe Williams keeps the energy up with vintage Joe Turner. A new singer t...

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


  • Added: Jul 06, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 9
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It is refreshing to hear Dave Mullen lead off an ensemble playing multiple horns, a couple at once. Funky in its own way is 1960s George Shearing. ...

Bought by WMOT, KRZA, KJZX, WVBI-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 8
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All decades except the 2010s are covered in this episode, and the missing period is the next record cued up…Meat & potatoes if you will, we start w...

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


  • Added: Jun 22, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:02
  • Purchases: 7
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Dynamic music is what we order up, with Woody Herman and top soloists of 1963. Then it’s first of several guitar tracks, beginning with Michael Ant...

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


  • Added: Jun 15, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 9
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Kenny Burrell is a tasteful guitarist who knows Ellington’s statement on swing. We hope we’re not late but better than never, the Bernie Nerow Trio...

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


  • Added: Jun 08, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Randomizing, we spotlight on 2005 jazz releases times five this episode: Eddie Bon Paris leads, Katrina sent him our way. Piano Professor Oscar Pet...

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


  • Added: Jun 01, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 8
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Live and direct to all of North America, solid swing melds with new releases to bring you Zoot Sims on tenor sax backed by big band, Basie celebrat...

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


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 9
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Bassist Christian McBride is one of the best in the business today welcoming guitarist Mike Stern and saxophonist Marcus Strickland to his latest s...

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


  • Added: May 22, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 7
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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 KRZA, KHNS, KJZX, WYAP, WOUB and more


  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 02:00:02
  • Purchases: 9