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).


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319 Pieces

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A blistering Lee Morgan on trumpet sets the ambiance for singers Leah Natale, Cecile Hortensia and Mark Murphy, rhythm makers could be Charles Lewi...

Bought by KPVL, WVBI-LP, WOUB, and KVRZ


  • Added: Mar 10, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 4
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Starting this journey in South America with Herbie Mann as diplomat, then quickly thru the Caribbean, swing and soul jazz from Joe Pass and the Riv...

Bought by WYAP, WVBI-LP, KVRZ, and WOUB


  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 4
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Time to show off Arizona musicians like Prince Shell, Dave Cook and Tommy Dukes, plus international drummer Steve Gadd recorded in Arizona. We alwa...

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 4
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Contemporary and bluesy attitudes stand up well to good old funky Crusaders music. Dave Brubeck hosts Michael Brecker as Bill Evans to Stan Getz. F...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 4
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A good blend of tempos, groove blues to Latin and forward-looking. Vintage sounds from Count Basie and lesser-known Sonny Criss and Charles Lloyd,...

Bought by KVRZ, WOUB, KPVL, WYAP, and WVBI-LP


  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Our favorite Serbian blues guitarist Ana Popovic starts a Hacksaw groove, then from Ruthie Foster's seasoned voice thru samba snow and vintage main...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:53
  • Purchases: 7
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Buddy Montgomery leads a reunion which inspires a batch of above average lady singers and then substantive rhythms. A long comfortable cushion of ...

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 6
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Legendary blues kick into hard funk. Experience freedom in dance, musing and introspection. We'll pay tribute to a recently departed clarinet mas...

Bought by WKAR, WOUB, WVBI-LP, WYAP, and KVRZ


  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:53
  • Purchases: 5
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Rebooting radio for a new year continues "much more felt than seen, talkin' about my little swingin' machine." Geographically from Boston to LA to...

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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A journey rebooting radio for 2015: From Boston moving south, traveling light from Brazil, hit blues revisited and looking forward. Guitar prowess...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2014
  • Length: 02:00:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Hear artists established forever in jazz like Ella Fitzgerald, Cannonball Adderley, the MJQ, Gene Ammons, Gerry Mulligan, James Moody, Jimmy Smith ...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Cookin' with grease: Add some Coltrane for the winter, and THANKS to musicians who donated their time and talents to a recent radio fundraiser. The...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Feels as good as when we first heard the stuff, from forward to swing to '70s fusion & overproduced blues from the '80s. Perfect for radio, fantas...

Bought by KPVL, WOUB, WVBI-LP, and WYAP


  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 4
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"Across the board & from the ground up." A couple extended outings thru saxophone harmony and guitar swing, Afro-Cuban jazz and the singers gettin...

Bought by WOUB, WVBI-LP, WJSU, and WYAP


  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:53
  • Purchases: 4
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The 40th anniversary radio party continues with these hours, done in-studio with John "Brazilian Gringo" Mueller. Current recording projects counte...

Bought by WOUB and WVBI-LP


  • Added: Nov 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 2
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November 13, 1974 was first day on the air. A few months later was jazz radio show # 1. It has taken 40 years to get to this edition #. These ho...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 3
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Blues old and blues new, what new ground was cut in the '80s and '90s? How might "Nu Brasil" of the 2000s stand up to German fusion of the '70s by ...

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2014
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
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November the party is on! Exclaims our vocalist of the hour(s) Luciana Souza. Cedar Walton also appears both as pianist and composer, aiding Art Bl...

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Producer Todd Barkan is a friend of Full Moon Hacksaw on Facebook. Alligator Records President/Founder Bruce Iglauer was submitted a hacksaw demo i...

Bought by WVBI-LP and WYAP


  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 2
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It's the changing of the seasons even in New Orleans. Mornings are misty, leaves are Autumn, and when one party ends, we just move to the next one....

Bought by WVBI-LP


  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 1