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

250 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Broadcast live from our long-time financial supporter and radio sponsor, Gifts Anon on Facebook, sometime co-host John Mueller (pianist and collect...

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


  • Added: Apr 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Broadcasting this time from Prescott, so far in 2019, an extension of Arizona’s Bermuda Triangle footprint. In recent shows, the 1970s and 2000s of...

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


  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation @AZBLUES.ORG presents its 34th annual Tucson Festival and we are there. Not only to drum behind harmonic...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WKAR, WVBI-LP, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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From the ‘60s to today (the only decade missing this episode are the 2000s), we’re plentiful with new releases. Ralph Moore plays tenor sax after 2...

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


  • Added: Mar 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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A new release from bassist Joe Policastro features guitar that reminds us of the late Gabor Szabo. We hear Dizzy Gillespie in the twilight of his c...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, WOUB, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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For our annual remote broadcast from the Phoenix Blues Society Blast, we’ve got a batch of new releases to go along with our usual blues, a little ...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, KRZA, WOUB, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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More radio on the road, from a community “food and music crawl” event in our desert southwest, hear Chet Baker play hot trumpet and Cal Trader play...

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


  • Added: Mar 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Radio on the road this episode live and in the studio from the southwest corner of Arizona, KAWC Yuma and KAWP Parker, 88.9 FM, allowing us to get ...

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


  • Added: Feb 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 8
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Starting on the edge is bassist Buster Williams as leader with Donald Harrison and Lenny White BTW. Then we hear acoustic tandem guitars, Strunz an...

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


  • Added: Feb 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 8
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Guitarist Howard Roberts is acknowledged with our opener, played by his guitar son Jay. A request for Paul Butterfield suggested the man had a lot ...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, KRZA, WOUB and more


  • Added: Feb 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Radio on the road distributed by the Arizona Community Radio Network, aka K-JAZZ Radio Network. From Clarkdale AZ, by way of KJZA Drake/Williams, c...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, WOUB, KRZA and more


  • Added: Feb 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 7
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Bebop by way of Supersax then the real Charlie Parker christens the start of our first hour then all brand-new literal CDs (as opposed to even down...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, KRZA, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 7
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It appears Cuban and blues music are highlights of this episode, with a minor in guitar. Flutist Magala Herrera starts with Latin fire, then Claren...

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


  • Added: Jan 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Syndicated jazz radio from the desert southwest, beaming out now to 24 stations, and of course we name them all on the air. Master Oscar Peterson i...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, WOUB, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
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Here are a couple hours of 2018 releases revisited, not necessarily the best but rather continued reviews and tracks we did not get to in the actua...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, WOUB, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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The legendary Ahmad Jamal plays his piano, Eddie Jefferson sings with young Richie Cole. Then we aim at groove, first with Brazil’s Veloso Deusa, t...

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


  • Added: Jan 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Latin jazz John Coltrane style begins our weekly journey while “Trane” himself joins Tad Dameron for an attractive melody, lyricism continues with ...

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


  • Added: Dec 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Sufficient vinyl makes up our first hour, apparently catching Big Joe Turner on a European tour in his later years, then immediately to a songbird ...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WYAP, WVBI-LP, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 8
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An hour of new releases with a couple oldies mixed in, then an hour of sixties thru nineties jazz with a couple 21st Centuries thrown in for good w...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WOUB, WEJP-LP 107.1 and more


  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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That Memphis man gone to New York, Harold Mabern, opens our remote broadcast from a local eatery, we negotiate thru Canadian bassist Dave Young thr...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WOUB and more


  • Added: Dec 04, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6