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

272 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Though we totally skip the 1970s thru the ‘90s this edition, we DO touch on ‘30s thru ‘50s which is vanishing among jazz fans. Stream-of-consciousn...

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


  • Added: Sep 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 4
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How do you do, Hacksaw Jazz are key words with over 1700 jazz radio shows so far but who’s counting? For the first half hour we enjoy releases from...

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


  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 9
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A good balance of Brazilian, small group, piano, blues, big band, vocalists, sax, guitar, Cuba and its neighbors, new and vintage. First a new name...

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


  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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Returned from vacation with an overload of new releases, we must hear Bud Powell first. Speaking of pianists, 11-time Grammy nominee Kenny Barron i...

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


  • Added: Aug 27, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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A relaxed flowing show, the way we like it, still in summer re-runs with segments from ’16 & ’17 making a pretty good amalgam touching on all decad...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WYAP, KMRE-LP, WKAR and more


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Uptempo big band is the name of the game yet lets not forget what makes jazz improv around a melody, often but always familiar. After Woody Herman ...

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


  • Added: Aug 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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While it is true none are immune to passage of time, customs and traditions remain whether style or region. Newer players with changing mentality k...

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


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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We start in Cal Tjader’s San Francisco Latin percussion world, the grooves crisp and succinct, with an occasional emulation his laid-back Shearing ...

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


  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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To look at this program’s playlist overall, it contains “modern jazz,” tango within classical, melody and lyricism, R & B, and Latin. Quite a sum w...

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


  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Organizing radio programs for the annals, hopefully not for that other similar word. Veteran Harold Mabern plays a standard on piano with sideman s...

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


  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This is the 17 hundred and 43rd jazz program we have done for radio, but who’s counting? We skipped both decades of the ‘80s & ‘90s for once. Begin...

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


  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 10
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A snapshot of Brazilian time and generations: We’re astounded in the differentiation of samba and bossa. Here’s a rarity with interesting liner no...

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


  • Added: Jul 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Jazz radio provides a fresh sound for relaxation, stimulation, entertainment. But if some liken jazz on the radio to an informal education of an ar...

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


  • Added: Jun 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Our first segment features new releases beginning with drummer Al Foster this time as leader with trumpeter Jeremy Pelt. Two new albums are from Ce...

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


  • Added: Jun 18, 2019
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 7
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If we work on groove, namely Dexter Gordon, then inevitable results are emotion and good energy. Topics this week are Freddie and the Bossa, as in ...

Bought by WVBI-LP, WMOT, KMRE-LP, WYAP, KBUT and more


  • Added: Jun 11, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 9
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A slew of new releases begin our festivities, first with Detroit Tenors, then an artist we can trust with clarinet, Ms. Anat Cohen who is a joy to ...

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


  • Added: Jun 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Despite the man’s name, his jazz life was reportedly opposite. So listen to Lucky Thompson’s tenor sax and decide for yourself. What would sound li...

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


  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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From the archives I called on a musician friend to talk about a Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Al Hibbler album. Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers play from the ...

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


  • Added: May 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 10
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The influence of John Coltrane is enough ahead of its time for the arrival of recent young players like Teodross Avery. Then there are vintage reco...

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


  • Added: May 14, 2019
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 7
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La Playa Sexteto con Vitin Aviles play hot vintage salsa in fabulous stereo, Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez answer for today. A new one from ...

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


  • Added: May 07, 2019
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 8