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

319 Pieces

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This broadcast is more power-packed with top jazz names than we ever could have planned. Of course there are always birthdays and passings to repor...

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


  • Added: Aug 11, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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From every decade 1950s to now (twenty-otts excepted some reason) we cull our vinyl and digital this edition, beginning with Supersax playing Charl...

Bought by KRZA, GCR (Global Community Radio), WYAP, WOUB, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 04, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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This broadcast series, and music on community radio in general, affords us screen time detox. We remember the late trumpeter Claudio Roditi who gue...

Bought by KJZX, KHNS, GCR (Global Community Radio), WMOT, WYAP and more


  • Added: Aug 04, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 10
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We’ve got new and re-releases, with a couple vintage first-time releases. Grant Stewart is a new tenor sax name, Bobby Hutcherson was arguably the ...

Bought by KJZX, KHNS, WYAP, GCR (Global Community Radio), WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Jul 21, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 10
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East meets west indeed to start our broadcast of 85 % new releases: San Francisco pianist Adam Shulman and John Fedchock in New York employ plenty ...

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


  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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Practicing the tradition…while we clean up and refile much vinyl and vintage, Facebook Live did not happen on this broadcast as we were not wearing...

Bought by KJZX, KHNS, GCR (Global Community Radio), WYAP, WMOT and more


  • Added: Jul 07, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 10
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These are the hours of Ben Webster, Billy Strayhorn, Roy Eldridge, Count Basie and the Verve label. First off Tommy Flanagan plays an electric pian...

Bought by KJZX, GCR (Global Community Radio), KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WMOT, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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We’re having a party in-studio as it’s program 1800 in real time. We like reed man Brian Landrus, who feels very west coast like warm beach sand un...

Bought by KJZX, WEJP-LP 107.1, WOUB, GCR (Global Community Radio), KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 10
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Replacing our past relaxed, bluesy, party jazz is an edgy & frantic swing just to keep up with the world’s fast-changing times. Latin jazz by veter...

Bought by KJZX, KHNS, WEJP-LP 107.1, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WMOT and more


  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 11
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Ray Barretto leads from his Charanga band days, Jay McShann simply never sounded bad. Another ivory master was Art Tatum, with Lionel Hampton and B...

Bought by KJZX, KHNS, WEJP-LP 107.1, WOUB, WMOT and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 11
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Coming from a weird place this episode, edgy and perhaps capturing real emotion. Beginning with boogie spillover from the swing era, Freddie Slack ...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KJZX, KMXT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WYAP and more


  • Added: Jun 02, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 11
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A good mix of the old and new this week, first big band from Church on Monday and Billy Strayhorn. Brazilian sounds come from Miguel DeLeon and you...

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


  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 10
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Blues, big band, and much more vinyl than usual permeate our proceedings first with organist Don Patterson representing the Philadelphia sound, Car...

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


  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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In mourning but also gratitude we feel during this episode. Grieving the effects of the virus once it hits well-known musicians we’ve been musicall...

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


  • Added: May 12, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 11
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Being an obsessive collector is now is paying off in a decluttering process with dandy things to share with anyone who wishes to tune-in, a lot not...

Bought by KJZX, WEJP-LP 107.1, WYAP, WOUB, KMXT and more


  • Added: May 05, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 10
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Self-isolating with the radio, from down San Diego way come sax man Christopher Hollyday and his trumpeter Gilbert Castellenos. Up the coast Art Pe...

Bought by KHNS, KJZX, WYAP, WEJP-LP 107.1, WOUB and more


  • Added: Apr 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 10
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We’re losing them fast, and not just to coronavirus. Bassist Jymie Merritt, a Jazz Messenger, is heard in two Art Blakey tracks in a tribute, on an...

Bought by KHNS, KJZX, WEJP-LP 107.1, WYAP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Apr 21, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 11
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Blues from Texas and LA begin our festivities, Arnett Cobb and Joe Liggins respectively. The only thing McCoy Tyner has in common is piano, but we ...

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


  • Added: Apr 14, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 11
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We have lost trumpeter Wallace Roney at age 59 to coronavirus. We feature his playing with Tony Williams, and as one of the few to solo alongside M...

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


  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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Who’da thunk hippie band Canned Heat could bring John Lee Hooker’s music such life, but to stay in the mainstream we must have Miles and Coltrane. ...

Bought by KHNS, WEJP-LP 107.1, KMXT, WMOT, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Mar 31, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9