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

318 Pieces

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It appears Cuban and blues music are highlights of this episode, with a minor in guitar. Flutist Magala Herrera starts with Latin fire, then Claren...

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


  • Added: Jan 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Syndicated jazz radio from the desert southwest, beaming out now to 24 stations, and of course we name them all on the air. Master Oscar Peterson i...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, WOUB, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
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Here are a couple hours of 2018 releases revisited, not necessarily the best but rather continued reviews and tracks we did not get to in the actua...

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


  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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The legendary Ahmad Jamal plays his piano, Eddie Jefferson sings with young Richie Cole. Then we aim at groove, first with Brazil’s Veloso Deusa, t...

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


  • Added: Jan 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Latin jazz John Coltrane style begins our weekly journey while “Trane” himself joins Tad Dameron for an attractive melody, lyricism continues with ...

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


  • Added: Dec 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Sufficient vinyl makes up our first hour, apparently catching Big Joe Turner on a European tour in his later years, then immediately to a songbird ...

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


  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 8
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An hour of new releases with a couple oldies mixed in, then an hour of sixties thru nineties jazz with a couple 21st Centuries thrown in for good w...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WOUB, WEJP-LP 107.1 and more


  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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That Memphis man gone to New York, Harold Mabern, opens our remote broadcast from a local eatery, we negotiate thru Canadian bassist Dave Young thr...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WOUB and more


  • Added: Dec 04, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Minimal, fragmented and with a lot of open space we begin, a premiere bassist of our day Christian McBride. Next is not a tricky new jazz compositi...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WOUB and more


  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Freshening things up with virtually all-new releases this episode, we maintain musical integrity, creativity, and gosh-darned it the soul of our mu...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, WOUB, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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OJT, Organ Jazz Trio from KC, opens the a gateway for mucho B3 organ. From Concord Records release # 6, we have a seat on the lawn of the 1975 Conc...

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


  • Added: Nov 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
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A bunch of vinyl, a new release and one other from this century make up hour # 1 this week, from Brazilian Flora Purim to contrasting Mark Murphy v...

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


  • Added: Nov 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 7
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With a solid Chicago blues to start, our first hour is mostly vintage, after all we’re experiencing an Indian Summer with Coleman Hawkins. Next a m...

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


  • Added: Oct 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 7
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Our activities are balanced this episode, all the ingredients are blended: Jazz, blues, new releases, classics, ballads, salsa, vocalists and big b...

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


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 8
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Great guitars with the phenomenal Pat Martino giving way to newcomers Kreisberg and Veras. Then it’s sax with Plas Johnson, and pipes with the ivor...

Bought by WMOT, KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP, WOUB, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Oct 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 7
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With a lovely lilt pianist Jimmy Rowles features Michael Hashim, then we experience a new pianist from Detroit Xavier Davis with Regina Carter and ...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, WOUB, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 7
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It’s important to remember the chamber sound the Modern Jazz Quartet, MJQ, brought us. Then three new releases in a row, pianist Aaron Goldberg reu...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WOUB and more


  • Added: Oct 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Two of the very top names are topics this episode, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, together and apart. From the spiritual to the mellow comes Rob...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Sep 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 8
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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 WMOT, KMXT, WVBI-LP, WOUB, WEJP-LP 107.1 and more


  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 7
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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 / Border Radio - KOFA, WOUB and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 6