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A new two-hour show is released each Thursday to radio stations of the Pacifica Network and PRX the Public Radio Exchange to run at their discretion, all or in part, for a period of one year.  

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Vermont, WGDR-FM Plainfield 91.9;  
Washington State, KMRE-LP-FM Bellingham 102.3 and KVGD-LP-FM Goldendale at 100.1; 
West Virginia, WYAP-LP-FM Clay, at 101.7; Wisconsin, WADR-LP-FM JANESVILLE, 103.5.​






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 (No one around here to challenge us on that).  



Climate swing calls for changing baritonic sax pressure, Lars Gullin moves into the “Queen of the Jukeboxes” Dinah Washington (after all she once sang "Big Long Sliding Thing", supposedly about a trombone). MJQ plays chamber music once again, newcomer trumpet/vocalist Bria Skonberg livens things up. Detroit, Chicago and New York converge for a couple from Hypnotic Brass and another Queen, pianist Earma Thompson. The blues walked in with Jimmy Witherspoon then Dave Riley, Eddie Jefferson is ultra cool singing Miles. Pianist Russell Schmidt lends his contemporary touch. Cap an hour off with Louis & Ella, Gee Baby, aren’t WE good to you! We love it when great musicians come thru town, it makes radio programming easier with whats happening now, a dozen tracks this episode feature as many active touring artists. Like incredible pianists Harold Mabern and Randy Weston, other spots bring duos together like LeeLee Roberts and guitar, Anot Cohen’s clarinet with piano, Holly Hoffman’s flute with same. Always-innovative John Scofield gives it the acid test, and the annual Blast thrown by http://phoenixblues.org headlines Karen Lovely, with pre-and-after-parties featuring Coco Montoya and James Harman. The unlikely Afro-Cuban version of the blues concludes our broadcast with Chico O’Farrill. Speaking from the Hackable Lector, Hacksaw Jazz.

​MP3 of Show # 1620 HR 1 sponsored by Los Compadres Restaurant 02-16-17
Lars Gullin-Deep Purple-New Sounds from Sweden Vol. 2-Prestige ’51
Dinah Washington-Blue Gardenia-The Jazz Sides-Emarcy ’55
Modern Jazz Quartet-Golden Striker-Renuion at Budokan-Pablo ’81
Bria Skonberg-How Can it Be-Bria-Sony Okeh 16
Hypnotic Brass-Deja Vu Mushallah-New York City Live-Pheelco ’08
Ari Brown, Earma Thompson, John Brumbach-Next Time you See Me-Madam Queen-The Sirens ’07
Jimmy-Witherspoon-No Rollin’ Blues-Blues Vol. 3-Sony Smithsonian ’59
Dave Riley-Oh Why-Tribute to Chicago Masters-Electric Lotus ’14
Eddie Jefferson-So What-The Jazz Singer-Evidence ’61
Russell Schmidt-At Time’s End-Anachromysticism-Amp ’12
Louis Armstrong feat. Ella Fitzgerald-Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You-Let’s Do It-Verve ’57 
2-min break music: Charlie Parker-April in Paris 

MP3 of Show # 1620 HR 2 sponsored by Miss Daisy Pet Grooming 02-16-17
Lee Morgan feat. Harold Mabern-Mr. Johnson-Procrastinator-Blue Note ’69 
Randy Weston-Niger Mambo-African Cookbook-Atlantic ’64 
LeeLee Robert-Dryer Wine-Let Me Be the One-Melloland ’16
Anot Cohen-Jitterbug Waltz-Notes from the Village-Anzic ’08
Holly Hoffman-Close your Eyes-single-Snapshots ’11
John Scofield-Groove Elation-title track-Blue Note 95
Coco Montoya-Top of the Hill-Got a Mind to Travel-Blind Pig ’95
Karen Lovely-Blues Ain’t Far Behind-Still the Rain-Pretty Pear ’10 
James Harman-Blues Walked In-Strictly Live in ’85-Ice Pick ’85
Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Orchestra-El Loco Blues-Pure Emotion-Milestone ’95

​We have three tributes and a sub-theme of gypsy jazz this radio episode. First, jazz photographer Chuck Stewart, who just left us, was one of the few who had access to John Coltrane sessions and who demonstrated sufficient respect to be welcome during studio sessions. His anecdotes cue a portion of this week’s playlist, Moody to Miles. Pat “the Hat” Patricia Myers was perhaps the last link to day # 1 of jazz radio for me. A well-respected and long-time Scottsdale columnist, she knew, and understood, everyone on the scene including those in radio. She appreciated & promoted jazz’s offshoots like blues and Latin, and appeared as semi-annual guest on our program. We’ll hear a couple excerpts. NO ONE can replace Pat Myers, whose labors of love can still be seen at http://musicsceneaz.com. (For a brief moment I toyed with being a music journalist & tried to keep up w/her for about two weeks). Third, Ms. Viola passed in 2016, not a public figure, simply a huge fan of tasty jazz who wanted her record collection passed on to Hacksaw Jazz for enjoyment, to be shared with others who would appreciate. Radio is perfect for that. Our “hot” jazz (later becoming “gypsy”) is provided by Django Reinhardt then, John Jorgenson now. Chords & scales yes, but also lyrics & melody, Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP3 of Show # 1619 HR 1 sponsored by Los Compadres Restaurant 02-09-17
Laverne Baker-Saved-single-Atlantic ’61
Dizzy Gillespie Big Band-Left-Hand Corner-Birks’ Works-Verve ’56
John Jorgenson Quintet-It Only Takes a Secret-Returning-J2R ’14
John Coltrane-Double Clutching-Coltrane Time-UA ’58
James Moody-Last Train from Overbrook-Sun Journey-Vanguard ’78
Miles Davis-Joshua-Seven Steps to Heaven-Columbia ’63
Bill Evans-You Must Believe in Spring-title track-WB '77
Mose Allison-If You Go to the City-Best Of-Atlantic ’68
Vanessa Rubin-Morning-Sings-RCA ’95
Django Reinhardt-Nuages-Living Era-ASV ’40
2-min break music: MJQ-Spanish Steps

MP3 of Show # 1619 HR 2 sponsored by Allegro Music 02-09-17
Duke Robillard-Do Me Right-Stomp the Blues Tonight-Stony Plain ’09
Charlie Musselwhite-Stop This old Night Life-Goin’ Back Down South-Arhoolie ’74
The Cookers-Oceans of Time-Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart-Smoke Sessions ’16
Dave Brubeck Quartet-Let’s Get Away from it All-Angel Eyes-Columbia ’65
Dinah Washington-Nobody Knows the Way I Feel this Morning-Back to the Blues-Roulette ’63
Coleman Hawkins-I Love Paris-The Hawk in Paris-RCA ’56
Jessica Williams-Theme for Lester-The Next Step-Hep CD ’94
Margo Reed-Blue Skies-Patricia Myers Cassette-Chaton ’90
Nadine Jansen-Blue Prelude-A Little Taste-Jan-Tone ’87
Michel Camilo-Nostalgia-self-titled-Portrait ’88
2-min break music: Django Reinhardt-Nuages

Guitar with good vibes, Kenny Burrell & Jay Hoggard bop a melodic, lyrical side with electronic sax attachment by Eddie Harris. The West Coast Wailers are Conte Candoli and Co., Freddie forays into fusion, the Hubbard days. One of the greatest, Johnny Hodges, “jeeps” and Mongo Santamaria looks ahead. Billy Strayhorn is played by hornmen Mulligan and Webster, a couple of today’s finest young ladies, Judy Wexler and Kristin Korb, vocalize into a continuation from a recent episode of our broadcast, Boogie in medium tempo….big band revisiting the Will Bradley Ray McKinley Orchestra and pianist Freddie Slack. A new release from bassist Dave Young anchors hour two, Hoagy Carmichael is played by Frank Morgan and  pianist Cedar Walton who gets carried over to Art Blakey’s live Messengers, also bringing back Freddie Hubbard. Muddy Waters provides Real Folk Blues, Bill Evans and Stan Getz make a rare appearance together. A blues bass clarinet, and the much-talked about Clint Eastwood “colorized” version of Charlie Bird Parker gets spun, along with an anecdote about true stereo from 1952 on that same Parker date.  Pianist Michel Camilo lays us low for the final curtain. Artistic radio waves in a digital age, Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of Show # 1618 HR 1 sponsored by Gifts Anon 02-02-17
Kenny Burrell-In Walked Bud-Guiding Spirit-Contemporary ’90
Eddie Harris-Theme in Search of a Movie-The Real Electrifying-Mutt & Jeff ’82 
Conte Candoli & Lou Levey feat. Bill Holman-Comes Love-West Coast Wailers-Atlantic ’55
Freddie Hubbard-Camel Rise-High Energy-Columbia ’74 
Johnny Hodges-Jeep is Jumpin’-Sportpalast Berlin-Pablo ’61
Mongo Santamaria & Justo Betancourt-Manana-Ubane-Vaya ’76
Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster-Chelsea Bridge-Meets-Verve ’59
Judy Wexler-Don’t be on the Outside (looking on the Inside)-Dreams and Shadows-Jazzed Media ’09
Kristin Korb-Whirley Bird-Introducing-Telarc ’96
Will Bradley-Ray McKinley Orch. feat. Freddie Slack-King Calypso-Live Compact Classic-Jazz Band ’40
2-min break music: John Coltrane-Wise One

MP3 of Show # 1618 HR 2  sponsored by Miss Daisy Pet Grooming 02-02-17
Dave Young-Love for Scale-One Way Up-7 Arts ’16
Frank Morgan-Nearness of You-Love, Lost & Found-Telarc ’95
Art Blakey-Arabia-Live Messengers-Blue Note-’61
Muddy Waters-Home is in the Delta-Real Folk Blues-Chess ’64
Bill Evans feat. Stan Getz-Peacocks-But Beautiful-Milestone ’74
Leonard Hochman-The Dragon-title track-Brownstone ’94
Charlie Parker-Lester Leaps In-Original “Bird” Motion Picture Soundtrack-Columbia ’88
Michel Camilo-Nostalgia-self-titled-Portrait ’88
2-min break music: Dizzy Gillespie-Left-Hand Corner

Do we have what it takes? Kevin Mahogany sings that answer, a couple tracks from European Rhythm Bomb records Rhythm Riot fest, groups assembled in 2015 Ray Collins Hot Club and Blas Icon & the Junk Express. This is compatible with greasy elixir Jimmy McGriff. A new release from Cuban bassist Roberto Occippinti, busy but swinging & happening, goes well with Leonard Feather’s All Stars. Every time we hear a Dexter Gordon ballad, we know why we don’t let our subscription to Long Tall Dex lapse. Bassist Dave Young featuring Rene Rosnas plays off their new release, Memphis’ Phineas Newborn dazzles again and Stan Kenton’s brass does John Lewis’ composition “Django” justice. A medium-tempo jam plays guaguanco tempo, Abdullah Ibrahim is African-born and Ellington-inspired. The Big Band era is always a great time to visit, and this time we arrange boogie for big band: Will Bradley with Ray McKinley, and Krupa with O’Day. The earthy group Oregon crosses over, Eddie Harris plays an early hit, the wonderful John Jorgenson demonstrates today’s Gypsy Jazz, Finally flutist Hubert Laws plays Coltrane, then Trane plays Train. I stand before the vast canvas of time…The paints are thoughts, emotions, action of spinning turntables, aged & recent vintage vinyl, wireless sound, neckties and drums.  All right, those last two are admired but not required, Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of Show # 1617 HR 1 sponsored by The Womack 01-26-17
Kevin Mahogany-Baby You Got What it Takes-You Got What it Takes-Enja ’95
Ray Collins Hot Club-All in One Girl-Rhythm Riot-Rhythm Bomb ’16
Blas Icon & the Junk Express-On the Edge-Rhythm Riot-Rhythm Bomb ’16
Jimmy McGriff-That Healin’ Feelin’-Soul Organ-Quintessence ’78
Roberto Occippinti-Markato-Stabilimento-7 Arts ’16
Leonard Feather All Stars-Twelve Tone Blues-Night Blooming-Mainstream ’72
Dexter Gordon-Don’t Explain-Best Of-Blue Note ’62
Dave Young Quintet-Serenity-One Way Up-7 Arts ’16     
Phineas Newborn-Salt Peanuts-Look Out Phineas is Back-Pablo ’76
Stan Kenton-Django-Standards in Silhouette-Creative World ’59
2-min break music-Ray Barretto-Dancing Winds

MP3 of Show # 1617 HR 2 sponsored by Los Compadres Restaurant
Orq. Broadway-Guaguanco A Todos los Barrios-Latin Jam Session-Polydor ’74
Abdullah Ibrahim-Tuang Guru-Water from an Ancient Well-Blackhawk ’86
Will Bradley & Ray McKinley-Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar-Best of the Big Bands-Columbia ’41
Gene Krupa feat. Anita O’Day-Boogie Blues-single-Columbia ’46
Oregon-Crossing-title track-ECM ’85
Eddie Harris-Exodus-Black Sax-GNP ’61
John Jorgenson Quintet-Waiting for the Fog to Rise-Returning-J2R ’14
Hubert Laws-Moment’s Notice-In the Beginning-CTI ’74
John Coltrane-Blue Train-title track-Blue Note ’57
2-min break music: Fats Navarro-Boperation

The Charlie Hunter Trio says come as you are, as it smells like teen spirit! Hunter was influenced by Roland Kirk, of whom we hear playing multiple saxes at once. Earthy sounds from Oregon, and as promised on Instagram we are getting VERY SAXY. A section celebrates Charlie Parker, Illinois Jacquet, Bird himself with the master Coleman Hawkins and James makes us Moody. Blues round out hour 1, Victor Wainwright so swampy u can feel the humidity. Also Benny Turner and Asleep at the Wheel. Traditionalist Maria Muldauer sings Hoagy Carmichael, Mingus channels his energy, Poncho Sanchez mixes two worlds. Lucky Peterson mixes two instruments.  Next we have a mini-feature on the prodigious bassist Scott LaFaro, Bill Evans and Vic Feldman are respective leaders. Musical drummer Elvin Jones heads it off at the pass, a nod to Sonny Rollins from Bruce Eskovitz, and true melody from Lady Day. If you enjoy the music we’re in-synch….or maybe in the sink. Salsa, blues or off on our tangents, Hacksaw Jazz is always the I-beam.

MP3 of Show # 1616 HR1 sponsored by Rayner's Chocolate & Coffee Shop 01-19-17
Charlie Hunter Trio-Come as you Are-Bing Bing Bing-Blue Note ’95
Roland Kirk-Where Monk and Mingus Live, Let’s call This-Kirk’s Works-Emarc ’62
Oregon-Hungry Heart-Roots in the Sky-Elektra ’79
Supersax-Lady be Good-Plays Bird-Capitol ’73
Illinois Jacquet-Black Velvet-title track-RCA ’49
Charlie Parker feat. Coleman Hawkins-Ballade-The Verve Years 1948-1950 ’49 
James Moody-Jammin’ with James-self-titled-Prestige ’55
Victor Wainwright & the Wildroots-When Day is Done-Boomtown-Blind Pig ’15
Bennny Turner-So Deep--Blue and Not so Blue-King B Records ’97
Asleep at the Wheel-Don’t Let Go-Western Standard time-Epic ’88
2-min break music: Dave McKenna-Margie

MP3 of Show # 1616 HR 2 sponsored by Allegro Music 01-19-17
Maria Muldauer-Rockin’ Chair-Sweet Harmony Reprise ’76
Charles Mingus-Bird Calls-Ah Um-Columbia ’59
Poncho Sanchez-Mambo Inn/Green Dolphin Street-La Familia-Concord ’89
Lucky Peterson-Pounding of my Heart-Lucky Strikes-Alligator ’89
Bill Evans-Autumn Leaves-Portrait in Jazz-Riverside ’59
Victor Feldman-There Is No Greater Love-The Arrival Of-Contemporary ’58
Elvin Jones-Jones-Summit Meeting-Vanguard '77
Bruce Eskovitz-No Moe-One for Newk-Koch '95
Billie Holiday-Body and Soul-Best Of-Verve '57
2-min break music: Deanna Bogart-You've Got what it Takes

A traditional Panamanian dance interpretation Puerto Rican-style by Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe opens, intensity builds with the Geoff Keezer/Joe Locke group. Piano continues with Indonesian teenage prodigy Joey Alexander (“I want to spend my childhood playing the piano”). And one more piano for the section, Brazilian Eliane Elias. U can see we’re internationally rhythmic. But jazz tempo still rules with Charles Rutherford’s Jazz Pacific Orchestra, Herb Ellis’ guitar, and the blues backbeats old and new from Linda Hopkins, Markey Blue, and the great John Lee Hooker. Hour two encompasses jam session percussion at Hermosa Beach’s Lighthouse, Astrud Gilberto is backed by Gil Evans. More big band this time with boogie and Mr. B’s Bird of Paradise, a couple new releases with Kait Dunton and David Restivo. In between resistance from Dennis Warren’s Full Metal Revolutionary Jazz Ensemble plus funk inside, outside and forward not forgetting the metaphysical Rahsaan Roland Kirk. A guitarist named Jimmy Ponder(s) Stevie Wonder, poetic percussionist Ray Barretto plays us out. in moment between infinity and the nanosecond, Hacksaw Jazz.

 MP3 of Show # 1615 HR 1 sponsored by Allegro Music 01-12-17
Willie Colon-La Murga-Salsa’s Bad Boy-Charly ’72
Geoffrey Keezer/Joe Locke Group-Fractured-Konzertscheue-Jazz Baltica ’07
Joey Alexander-City Lights-Countdown-Motema ’16 
Eliane Elias-Made in Moonlight-Light My Fire-Concord ’11
Charles Rutherford’s Jazz Pacific Orchestra-Concord Blues for Blue-Note Walker-Sea Breeze ’95
Herb Ellis/Ray Brown-Spherikal-Hot Tracks-Concord ’76
Linda Hopkins-Counting my Tears-How Blue Can you Get-Quicksilver ’95
Markey Blue-Blues a Knockin’-title track-Solosound ’16
John Lee Hooker-Sittin’ Here Thinkin’-title track-Muse ’79

2-min break music: Charles Rutherford Orchestra-Ornithology

MP3 of Show # 1615 HR 2 sponsored by MusicSceneAZ.com 01-12-17
Howard Rumsey’s Lighhouse Allstars-Viva Cepata-Mexican Passport-Contemporary ’53
Astrud Gilberto-Look to the Rainbow-title track-Verve ’66
Mr. B Bird of Paradise Big Band-Hallelujah Train-title track-Schoolkids ’94
Kait Dunton-Yes-TrioKait-Real and Imagined ’15
Dennis Warren’s Full Metal Revolutionary Jazz Ensemble-Song for Resistance-Watch Out!-Accurate ’96
Rahsaan Roland Kirk-Echoes of Primitive Ohio & Chili Dogs-Case of the Three Sided Dream in Audio Color-Atlantic ’75
David Restivo-Hymn to Freedom-Tribute to Oscar Peterson-7 Arts ’16
Jimmy Ponder-Higher Ground-So Many Start-Milestone ’84
Ray Barretto-Acid-Head Sounds-Fania ’68

​2-min break music: Eliane Elias-Falling In Love with Love


First thing apparent is a rhythmic winter. Paquito D’Rivera performs with big band, sans voices, Phoebe Snow is the lost cord (wish she’d survived to be as strong an influence as others today). Twin alto players Sonny Stitt and Bunky Green dazzle, Celia Cruz lays us promptly into Cuban rhythm. Sarah Vaughan sings in Brazilian time from one of her favorite sessions, Hungarian guitarist Gabor Szabo rides again relaying more guitar and a short theme: No one thinks tonally or philosophically like guitarist Leo Kottke, finger picking the acoustic hard, and charting what continues as Sea Journey with Gary Burton. Out of left field is one blues entry from Lynwood Slim to bridge the hours. Ivory and rhythm create the sum of Ahmad Jamal, Ben Webster’s sax is tender and Kathy Kosins sings us into this century. Uptempo spins from Red Garland and Dexter Gordon bring incomparable and much-needed swing into a new year, and the fairly unsung Herb Ellis brings returns to guitar. Our second blues entry is from Benny Turner, Stanley Turrentine lays back with The Three Sounds. Canadian Wray Downs pays a new tribute to Oscar Peterson and Kevin Mahogany is original and sensuous with his new release. Thru the years with a little blade and sharp teeth, unpredictable as a Hacksaw.

MP3 of Show # 1614 HR 1 sponsored by Gifts Anon
Paquito D’Rivera-Snow Samba-A Night in Englewood-Messidor ’94
Phoebe Snow-Garden of Joy Blues-Never Letting Go-Columbia ’77
Sonny Stitt & Bunky Green-Home Stretch-Soul in the Night-Cadet ’66
Celia Cruz-Salsipuedes-Mi Vida es Cantar-RMM ’98
Sarah Vaughan-It’s Simple-Brazilian Romance-Columbia ’88
Gabor    Szabo-Mizrab-title track-CTI ’72
Leo Kottke-Easter and the Saragossa Sea-Circle ‘Round the Sun-Symposium ’70
Gary Burton Quartet feat. Eberhard Weber-Sea Journey-Passengers-ECM ’78
Lynwood Slim-Stumblin’ Block-World Wide Wood-Pacific Blues ’00
2-min break music: Leo Kottke-Living in the Country    

MP3 of Show # 1614 HR 2 sponsored by Music Scene AZ dot com
Ahmad Jamal-Somewhere In the Night (Naked City Theme)-Inspiration-Cadet ’64
Ben Webster-Nancy with the Laughing Face-Duke’s in Bed!-Black Lion ’65
Kathy Kosins-Tiptoe Gently-Vintage-Mahogany Jazz ’05
Red Garland-It’s All Right with Me-Feelin’ Red-Muse ’78
Dexter Gordon-Rhythm-a-ning-Round Midnight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack-Columbia ’86
Herb Ellis-Too Bad-Gravy Waltz Best Of-Euphoria ’62
Benny Turner-I Can’t Leave-Blue and Not so Blue-King B Records ’97
Stanley Turrentine with The Three Sounds-Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You-Blue Hour-Blue Note ’63
Wray Downs-Song to Elitha-Trib to Oscar Peterson-7 Arts ’16
Kevin Mahogany-Joanne Julia Vienna Affair-Cracked an Egg ’16
2-min break music: Quincy Jones-Whisper Not    


This episode we’re heavy on tropical rhythms, especially Brazilian. Canhoto da Paraiba doesn’t care about fame, just guitar. Reflective substantive personal musings come from pianist Joanne Brackeen, Arkansas to bop piano to Mt. Bethel PA, Bob  Dorough thinks following FHacksaw on Twitter may be better than anything. He & Asleep At The Wheel leader Ray Benson are the ultra-coolest living musicians we know. The Texas swing group collaborated with Blind Boys of Alabama, of which we interview member Ricky McKinnie at broadcast conclusion. Blues are the facts of life, examples from the D section of our collection: Debbie Davies, Guy Davis, Larry Arkansas Davis. From my era Wes Montgomery, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis ease, then roar, in. New releases, samba rhythms and salsa are all taken care of in hour # 2 by Roberto Occhipinti, Pat Martino, Sonny Fortune, Clarabelle and Africando. For our final frame we go from Bartok-inspired Chick Corea to Rhythm Bomb Records Mary Ann & Tri-Tones, plus archives from blues/British Alexis Korner & Tony Sheridan. Final selections come from Texas with Smokin’ Joe and B’Nois King, and Alabama with the aforementioned Blind Boys. Inspiration leading from one life event to the next, Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of Show # 1613 Hr 1 sponsored by anonymous
Canhoto da Paraiba-Escadaria-Walking on Coals-Milestone ’93
Joanne Brackeen-In Vogue-Pink Elephant Magic-Arkadia 99    
Bob Dorough-Better than Anything-Beginning to See the Light-Laissez-Faire ’76 
Asleep at the Wheel feat. Blind Boys of Alabama-Devil ain’t Lazy-Reinventing the Wheel-Bismeaux ’06
Asleep at the Wheel-Your Mind is on Vacation-Reinventing the Wheel-Bismeaux ’06
Debbie Davies-Better Off with the Blues-Picture This-Blind Pig ’96
Guy Davis-Takes Love to Make a Home-Skunkmello-Red House ’06
Montgomery Brothers featuring Wes-Bock to Bock-Jazz the ‘50s Vol. 2-Pacific Jazz ’59
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra-Mornin’ Reverend-Live in Munich-Horizon ’77


​MP3 of Show # 1613 Hr 2 sponsored by Miss Daisy Pet Grooming
Roberto Occhipinti-Trinacria-Stabilimento-Modica Music ’16
Pat Martino-Along Came Betty-Consciousness-Muse ’74
Sonny Fortune-Bacchanal-Serengeti Minstrel-Atlantic ’77
Clarabelle-Amor Imposible-Encanto-Disa ’10
Africando-Africando-Sound of the Beat 15th Anniversary-Right Stuff ’96
Chick Corea-Music for String Quartet, Piano, Flute and French Horn, 2nd Movement-Septet-ECM ’85
Mary Ann and the Tri-Tones-Love Me Tonight-Kitten Walk-Rhythm Bomb ’16
Larry Davis-I’m a Rollin’ Stone-I Ain’t Beggin’ Nobody-Evidence ’93
Alexis Korner, Tony Sheridan & Steve Baker-Diggin’ My Potatoes-At Rias-Rhythm Bomb ’81
Smokin’ Joe Kubek & B’Nois King-Cornbread-Fat Man Shine Parlor-Blind Pig ’15
Blind Boys of Alabama-Looking Back-I Brought Him With Me-House of Blues ’95        Blind Boy singer Ricky McKinnie interview
2-min break music: Canhoto da Paraíba-Ta Quentinho


Rising to the occasion of any holiday party is Long Tall Dexter Gordon, from Britain there’s Courtney Pine. A continuing tribute to the late Bobby Hutcherson on mallets, Benny Green and Russell Malone make a great chamber duo, Duke is one of a handful taking advantage of the season’s music. Another one who split too soon was pianist Mulgrew Miller, Eddie Jefferson sings saxophone and Billy Eckstine’s innovative orchestra articulates Ooh Bop Sh’Bam. The obscure Margie Anderson sounds swinging, the perfect holiday cynicism from Miles and Dorough. For hour two SOB Buddy Rich employs Illinois Jacquet, the late violinist Zbigniew Seifert has John Scofield. New releases come from Toronto’s Saturday Night Fish Fry and Germany’s Benny & the Flybyniters. More violin with the great Stuff Smith, Poncho Sanchez invites you in for early morning celebration continued by Trilogy Big Band, Denverite Fred Hess and the legendary Dave Brubeck. Jingle Bell Jazz on Hacksaw’s Holiday.

MP3 of Show # 1612 HR 1 sponsored by Music Scene AZ
Dexter Gordon-Gotham City-title track-Columbia ’79
Courtney Pine-Bah Blessing-Modern Day Jazz Stories-Antilles ’95
Bobby Hutcherson-La Malanga-Montara-Blue Note ’75
Benny Green and Russell Malone-Ask Me Now-Jazz at the Bistro-Telarc ’03
Duke Ellington-Jingle Bells-Jingle Bell Jazz-Columbia ’62
Mulgrew-Miller-Every Time we Say Goodbye-Keys to the City-Landmark ’85
Eddie Jefferson-Confirmation-The Main Man-Inner City ’77    Jr. Cook Slide Hampton    Billy Hart
Billy Eckstine-Ooh Bop Sh’Bam take 1-Mister B. and the Band-Savoy ’46
Margie Anderson-By Myself Blues-Singing and Swinging-Coronet ’60
Miles Davis feat. Bob Dorough-Blue Xmas-Jingle Bell Jazz-Columbia ’62
2-min break music: Bobby Timmons-White Christmas

MP3 of Show # 1612 Hr 2 sponsored by Urban Customs Flooring & Design
Buddy Rich-Alright-Last Blues Album Volume 1-Groove Merchant ’74
Zbigniew Seifert-Sunrise Music/Kilimanjaro-Passion-Capitol ’79 
Sat Night Fish Fry feat. Shakura S'Aida-Poor Me-Dirt Road Blues-7 Arts ’16
Benny & the Flybyniters Straighten Up Mama-Many Sides Of ’06
Stuff Smith-April in Paris-Black Violin-MPS ’67
Poncho Sanchez-Early in the Morning-Latin Spirits-Concord ’02
Trilogy Big Band-Came Upon a Midnight Clear-Does Christmas-Sea Breeze ’95
Fred Hess-Greensleeves-You Know I Card-Capri ’95
Dave Brubeck-Santa Clause is Coming-Brubeck Christmas-Telarc ’96
2-min break music-Bobby Watson-Vauncing Chimes


​The precious pairing of Champion Jack Dupree with saxist King Curtis offers us a little nip to get the party going, while Kait Dunton provides the time travel. A reminder Oscar Peterson is prodigious emotion as his opus segues to guitar on vinyl featuring Jim Hall and guest Art Farmer, followed by funky fusion with Pat Martino. A bridge of rhythm is provided by low brass Plunge, then into Poncho Sanchez. Herbie Hancock brings piano and middle brass relief, while Charlie Brown’s Vince Guaraldi wishes us that soulful season once again. Happening Charlie Hunter is mellow this session, bringing in guest Norah Jones. Hour two finds Miles in a blue mood, then we do something not considered often on radio, the rhythm section demonstration by Jamie Abersold: A pattern not designed to be composition or solo, but we notice heavy electric bass bubbling to surface. A fabulous young lady, Bria Skonberg, has good taste in music retro in style but freshened up. Toronto’s Kirk MacDonald pays tribute to Stan Getz and Chick Corea in the process. Our continuing tribute to the Mighty Mose may as well continue to the eternal Cal Tjader, and no one will ever replace Sassy Sarah. But we are fortunate to connect regularly with Detroit’s Kathy Kosins, in her own voice and time. Giants Illinois Jacquet, Muddy Waters and Pete Jolly play us out. Basic foundations for both jazz and radio are time and sound.  Those we have, Hacksaw Jazz.​

MP3 of Show # 1611 HR1 sponsored by Gifts Anon
Champion Jack Dupree & King Curtis-Sneaky Pete-Blues at Montreux-Atlantic ’71
Kait Dunton-Time Travel-TrioKait-Real and Imagined ’15
Oscar Peterson-Waltz for Debby-Affinity-Verve ’62
Jim Hall-Indian Summer-Commitment-Horizon ’76 
Pat Martino-Deeda, Starbright Epilogue-Starbright-WB ’76
Plunge-Under the Wheel-Falling with Grace-Accurate ’95
Poncho Sanchez-Latin Spirits-title track-Concord ’01
Herbie Hancock-Toys-Speak like a Child-Blue Note ’68
Vince Guaraldi Trio-Linus and Lucy-A Charlie Brown Christmas-Fantasy ’65
Charlie Hunter Quartet feat. Nora Jones-More than This-Songs from the Analog Playground-Blue Note ’01
2-min break music: Nichole Pesche-Frosty the Snowman

MP3 of Show # 1611 HR 2 sponsored by Miss Daisy Pet Grooming
Miles Davis-There’s No You-Blue Moods-Prestige ’55
Jamie Abersold-Long meter Jazz/Rock-Nothin’ but Blues-JA ’78
Bria Sknoberg-Malaguena-Bria-Sony Okeh ’16
Kirk MacDonald-Windows-Tribute to Stan Getz-7 Arts ’16
Mose Allison-I Don’t Worry ‘bout a Thing-Best of-Atlantic ’62
Cal Tjader-Bei Mir Bist du Scheon-plays Mambo-Fantasy ’65
Sarah Vaughan-Can’t Get Out of this Mood-Legacy # 20-Columbia ’50
Kathy Kosins-Social Call-The Space Between-Mohogany ’13
Illinois Jacquet-Blues for Bunny-Spectrum-Argo ’65
Muddy Waters-Same Thing-Real Folk Blues-Chess ’64
Pete Jolly-Oleo-Trio and Friends-VSOP ’64
2-min break music: Urbie Green-I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause


MP3 of Show # 1610 HR 1 sponsored by Allegro Music

Dizzy Gillespie-Things to Come-single-RCA ’46
Blind Boys of Alabama feat. Koko Taylor-Do Lord-I Brought Him With Me-House of Blues ’95
Stan Getz and JJ Johnson-Billie’s Bounce-At the Opera House-Verve ’57
Bill Evans-Bass Face-Quintessence-Fantasy ’77
John Coltrane-Then I’ll be Tired of You-Stardust-Prestige ’57            
Joe Lovano-Lonnie’s Lament-Village Vanguard-Blue Note ’96
Gone Hepsville Hepsville Stroll-Get Up and Dance Vol. 3-Rhythm Bomb ’16
2-min break music: Trilogy Big Band-It Came Upon a Midnight Clear


MP3 of Show # 1610 HR 2 sponsored by Gifts Anon   @KelleyHuntMusic & @TrioKait tweeted they liked.  
Billy Boy Arnold-Twn Million Dollars-title track-Alligator ’85
Rhythm Express-Can’t Stand the Rain-Super Soul Canada-7 Arts ’16
Supersax-Shaw Nuff-Chasin’ the Bird-MPS ’77
Bria Skonberg-From This Moment On
Raulin-Mi Viejita-South Beach Salsa-Sommerste ’01
Machito-Yerbero-Grammy Award Winner-Timeless ’83
TrioKait-Wave-Casual-Real & Imagined ’16 
Joe Farrell-Follow your Heart-title track-CTI ’70
Kelley Hunt-Back in the Saddle-Inspiration-88 Records ’00
2-min break music: Brecker Brothers-Christmas Waltz


MP3 of show # 1609, guest DJ is John Mueller
Babel Gilberto-Lonely in my Heart—Tudo-Portrait ’14
Reece Mauleon-Califas-Descarga en California Pimienta ’06
Oscar Peterson-Dancing Feet
Larry Carlton-So What-Last Nite-MCA ’86
Conrad Herwig-All Blues
Allen Farnham-Samba de Sorvete Meets the Rias Big Band-Concord ’88
Joe Mooney-That’s All-Lush Life Koch ’57 
Phil Woods Quartet-Long Ago and Far Away-Live from New York Vanguard-Palo Alto Jazz ’82


MP3 of Show # 1608 HR 1 sponsored by Acacia Cafe
Mose Allison-Your Molecular Structure-Best Of-Atlantic ’62
Thelonious Monk-Monk’s Mood-Carnegie Hall-Blue Note ’57
Poncho Sanchez-Almendra-Sonando-Concord ’83
Joe Farrell-Bleeding Orchid-Outback-CTI ’71
Houdini’s-Soulful Mr. Timmons-In New York-Timeless ’92
Rafael y Energia Dominicana-No le Pegue a la Mujer-Enamorarse en la Playa-Vivo Musique ’16
Craig Russo’s Latin Jazz Project-A Time for Love-Cagoots ’10
Erroll Garner-You Made me Love You-Now Playing: A Night at the Movies-Telarc ’64
Bobby Darin/Johnny Mercer-If I had my Druthers-Two of a Kind-Atco ’60
Etta Jones with Benny Green-Happiness is a Thing called Joe-My Gentleman Friend-Muse ’96
2-min break music: Errol Garner-Sonny Boy

MP3 of Show # 1608 HR 2 sponsored by Burst of Butterflies Art Studio
Ramsey Lewis-The In Crowd-title track-Cadet ’65
Patty Peterson-Save Your Love for Me-Very Thought of You-Celebration ’12
Georgie Auld-Sweet Sue-Dancing in the Land of Hi-Fi-Emarcy ’56
Dave Pell’s Prez Conference feat. Harry Sweets Edison-I Never Knew-Celebration of Lester Young-GNP ’78
Supersax-Night in Tunisia-Plays Bird-Capitol ’73
Johnny Costa-Scherzo Espanol-Flying Fingers-Chiaroscuro ’92        KHOI Ursula    
Toronto Art Ensemble-Night Sounds-Cityscape-7 Arts ’16 
Heavy Weights Brass Band-Get Off the Ground-Brasstronomical Extended Play-Lula World ’16
Broadkasters-Baby Done Left Me-Get Up and Dance Vol. 2, Boppers-Rhythm Bomb ’16
Dave Riley-My Baby’s Gone-Whiskey Money and Women-Fedora ’01
2-min break music: Herbie Hancock-Headhunters

MP3 of Show # 1607 HR 1 11-24-16 sponsored by Rayner's Chocolate & Coffee Shop
Stanley Turrentine-Blues Hoss Flat-Chip Off the Old Block-Blue Note ’63
Hank Mobley-Soft Impressions-Straight No Filter-Blue Note ’66
Bria Skonberg-Wear and Tear-Bria-Okeh ’16
TrioKait-The Lady in my Life-Casual-Real & Imagined ’16
Cowbop-Alabamy Bound-Too Hick for the Room-B4 Man ’10

Etta Jones-I’m Afraid the Masquerade is Over-From the Heart-Prestige ’62
Carrie Smith-Don’t Be that Way-Do Your Duty-Classic Jazz ’76
Ranee Lee-Don’t Explain-Deep Song-Justin Time ’89
Nina Simone-Baltimore-title track-CTI ’78
Kelley Hunt-Treat Me Right-Inspiration-88 ’00

2-min break music: Cal Tjader-Soul Sauce remix

MP3 of Show # 1607 HR 2 11-24-16 sponsored by anonymous
Joe Lovano-Little Willie Leaps-Village Vanguard-Blue Note ’95
Chucho Valdez-Lorena’s Tango-Tribute to Irakere-Marciac ’15
John Coltrane-Mr. Day-Coltrane Plays the Blues-Atlantic ‘’62
Mose Allison-Your Mind is on Vacation-The Jazz Years-Atlantic ’62    
Bill King Trio-Rhythm Express-Street Talk-7 Arts ’16
Jon Hendricks-Tell Me the Truth-title track-Arista ’73
Roberta Flack-Ballad of the Sad Young Men-First Take-Atlantic ’69
Betty Carter-Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most-The Audience With-BetCar/Verve ’79
2-min break music: Big Jay McNeely-Havana Hop

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Bob Davis, Jay Maynes (aka Juan Oskar) & Hacksaw 

Bellingham, WA

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Back row: Ronnie Whitehead, vocalist; Kati Ingino, bassist/vocalist; Bob Estrada, bassist; Christina Plante, 
Sunnyslope Art Walk Committe Chair/John C. Lincoln Hospital Neighborhood Relations.  Middle row: Bill Bellamak, 
guitarist; Carolyn Karnes-Estrada, flutist; Genny Coulson, BOSS; Mollie Kidari, pianist/social media coordinator; 
Armando Serna, guitarist.  Front row: Dennis Miller, Grinders Owner, harmonica/guitar/singer;  Hacksaw Tom, 
Drummer/Announcer, Gary Autz, barista.  Not pictured: Steve Chernek, guitarist/photographer.   

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​"We are delighted to be carrying Full Moon Hacksaw here at Angelica Community Radio via Pacifica’s Audioport. 

"Out in the wilds of western New York there really isn’t any station playing jazz in our listening area. We have been very pleased with the positive response we get about jazz programming. It proves that if you provide quality content, people notice! You bring so much musical knowledge with you every time you come to the mic for Full Moon Hacksaw Jazz. Couple that knowledge with your warm, conversational style and you have created hard-to-resist radio."

--Don Ash
Angelica Community Radio – WRAQ-LP


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Bob Davis plays Monk and Jobim live on the air

90.5 FM  East Lansing, MI 

Saturday nights

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Sunday 8-9am Mountain

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