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

207 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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One of the more unusual radio road stops, “Ricochet rhythms & blues bullets at the OK Corral.” That’s right, Tombstone Arizona, about the only plac...

Bought by WJSU, WOUB, KAWC, and WKAR


  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Phoenix broadcast legend Pat McMahon, 85, of Wallace & Ladmo TV and KRIZ Radio, joins us in front of live audience at Los Compadres. Between jazz h...

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


  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Big band sounds are paid special attention to, whether the old Woodchopper Mr. Herman, Machito’s 1980’s Salsa Big Band, London’s Johnny Dankworth o...

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


  • Added: Jun 05, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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Statements of our time come from Little Big Band (the leader named Little) and a lady from Detroit, drummer Gayelynn McKinney (her dad Harold was a...

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


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Find Facebook Live videos of radio hours archived on the Full Moon Hacksaw page. With a handful of new releases throughout, we start with young pia...

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


  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 8
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To prove the turntable still works, we play Cannonball Adderley from his first record. From there to a new release by singer Tiffany Austin, a bit ...

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


  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Prime Kenny Dorham in a Latin setting is the vintage opener, Heather Bambrick is a versatile and multitalented singer and broadcaster with fabulous...

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


  • Added: May 07, 2018
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
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I can’t imagine a musical education from the moment you are born like that of the Brubeck Brothers, but I’ve listened closely as they backed their ...

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


  • Added: May 01, 2018
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Condensed from a four-hour live broadcast on-location at financial supporter Rayners UK Cafe in Glendale AZ, guest announcers Dennis McBroom and Jo...

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


  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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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 WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, WMOT, WKAR and more


  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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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