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

220 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Revisiting old digital, vinyl, even one cassette, we mix with a healthy flow of constantly arriving new releases. Let’s build a foundation of the b...

Bought by WVBI-LP, WOUB, WEJP-LP 107.1, KAWC, and WKAR


  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 5
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Count Basie arranged by Sammy Nestico is the first classic, plus an encore of Denver band Conjunto Colores. We feature nine new releases this week,...

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


  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 6
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We celebrate another birthday August 29th for the late Charlie Parker, the Bird, in a Latin bag with the mighty Machito Orchestra of the late ‘40s,...

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


  • Added: Sep 04, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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We respond to a request for a show of B-3s, in response to a military buildup. As in Hammond B3 Organ. Five of them this show, if only cursory in p...

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


  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 7
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Harmonicist and guitarist Toots Thielemans is pretty well-known in music circles, but Danish legend Svend Asmussen joins him on fiddle for the spir...

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


  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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When some go back to school, we take a summer break. From the archives come these delightful sides from a couple Jan. 2015 repeat broadcast hours, ...

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


  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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40 years and holding, we’ve got OUR swingin' Machine working, Gil Evans personifies the east coast orchestra sound, and a new release from singer/p...

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


  • Added: Aug 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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A presence in the Present AND in the pines comes our outdoor broadcast this week for the coolest temperatures in Arizona summer. We’re in Pinedale...

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


  • Added: Jul 31, 2018
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The mighty Maria Muldaur, currently on-tour, starts the broadcast singing classic Mose Allison who himself is heard later on. The big talk everywhe...

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


  • Added: Jul 24, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Unintentional was to neglect real vocalists on the program this time, however making up for lost time are big bands like Bob Florence, Jay McShann ...

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


  • Added: Jul 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 8
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Focus on the Blue Note label thru the years. Acid warm & fuzzy is John Scofield, past masters Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw pay tribute to their i...

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


  • Added: Jul 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 7
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We begin this session real cool with Eddie Jefferson singing Miles, go to new releases mixed with classics and our vinyl fixing musical malfunction...

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


  • Added: Jul 04, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 8
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A brand-new salsa disc by Orchesta Akokan gets us going, as does also new Rob Dixon and Charlie Hunter funky swinging sax with 7-string guitar. Muc...

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


  • Added: Jun 27, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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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 KPIP-LP, WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 9
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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 KPIP-LP, WMOT, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, WJSU and more


  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 9
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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 KPIP-LP, WEJP-LP 107.1, WMOT, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Jun 05, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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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 KPIP-LP, WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, KAWC and more


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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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 KPIP-LP, WVBI-LP, KAWC, WJSU, WOUB and more


  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 9
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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 KPIP-LP, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, WJSU, WOUB and more


  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 9
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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 KPIP-LP, WVBI-LP, WOUB, KAWC, WMOT and more


  • Added: May 07, 2018
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 8