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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Long-time sponsor Gifts Anon (two words on Facebook) felt it wise to keep our annual remote broadcast scheduled from Scottsdale Arizona, despite th...

Bought by KJZX, KHNS, WYAP, WEJP-LP 107.1, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 24, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 12
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Radio has been the go-to in any world crisis now for one hundred years. Emergency information notwithstanding, radio becomes important for humor, e...

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


  • Added: Mar 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 11
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A few new releases to open on the spot, brand spankin’ new is a prime recent live date from the late pianist Harold Mabern. Tributes continue with ...

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


  • Added: Mar 10, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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We are fortunate to have the Jones jazz brothers. Hank and Elvin together from Detroit. Setting the tone for new blood, singer Lizzie Thomas from t...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:57
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From among the first 2020 album releases, hear trumpeter John Sneider lead a tidy and syncopated group, checking vitals and getting blood circulati...

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


  • Added: Feb 25, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 11
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Swing is the thing, hear Johnathan Ng play that fiddle and you’ll feel it, for vintage jazz radio hear DJ Symphony Sid’s theme played by Dizzy Gill...

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


  • Added: Feb 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 10
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We’re thinking of Basie this week, Swinging the Blues in tribute by pianist Gene Harris. Partially indoctrinated, next it’s the Boogie Blues with G...

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


  • Added: Feb 11, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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Chet Baker says it best for starters, “Jumping off a Clef,” then pleasant trombone arrangements from Joey Sellers. From Cuba’s Ruben Gonzalez to bl...

Bought by KRZA, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KHNS, WYAP, WEJP-LP 107.1 and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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West coast jazz with Shorty Rogers begins our festivities of varied tempos, the mood contemplative next with Bill Evans. Energy is provided by Eric...

Bought by KJZX, KRZA, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WEJP-LP 107.1, WYAP and more


  • Added: Jan 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 10
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Music about animals by pianist Yelena Eckemoff begins the earliest of 2020 releases, a lot of vocalists reminding us of the Double Six of Paris bac...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WYAP, KRZA, WMOT and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
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Latin and Brazilian jazz rhythms begin our recital but we soon make a stop at the Village Vanguard for the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. With reluctanc...

Bought by KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KHNS, WYAP, WEJP-LP 107.1, KRZA and more


  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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We borrow influence from the classical and pop sides for our jazz and blues this episode, as one album title aptly states "variety is the spice." F...

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


  • Added: Jan 12, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Ultra mellow we start with a tribute to Nica with an underlying Thelonious Monk theme. We start the new decade by reviewing the better releases of ...

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


  • Added: Dec 31, 2019
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 9
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John Coltrane bookends our show this week, both on tenor and soprano sax. Also 1958 seems to be a favored year of chance, since that is how we mix ...

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


  • Added: Dec 24, 2019
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Among side the yuletide comes our favorite high-level players like Bobby Hutcherson, Tommy Flanagan, Miles, the Count, Goodman, Silver and Ellingto...

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


  • Added: Dec 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 9
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We haven’t heard salsa in a while, Tito Puente and Ruben Blades to the rescue. For the season is’t Laila Bailie converting Joni Mitchell to Christm...

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


  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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It’s a piano-heavy show with saxophonist Cannonball Adderley bringing in Bill Evans, from there it’s Keith Jarrett, James P. Johnson, Pete Johnson ...

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


  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 8
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’Tiz autumn, we call on Clark Terry a real brass man then defer to younger generations like Wynton Marsalis to continue. No one did it like Mingus,...

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


  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 9
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Guitar galore led by Kenny Burrell begins our 45th anniversary in radio, over 30 of them playing jazz, hence “hand-selected jazz for you on the air...

Bought by KRZA, WMOT, KHNS, WVBI-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Buddy DeFranco’s clarinet is vintage hip and swinging, Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie are also on the bill under the same record label. To Newp...

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


  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8