HACKSAW JAZZ
SYNDICATED JAZZ AND BLUES RADIO FROM PHOENIX 

​"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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TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THIS WEBSITE:

This home page has several weeks' worth of downloadable mp3 radio hours, with sponsors, and radio stations that carry our show.
Our Story page contains a lot of photos and stories dating from 2010 when we started the website.  And a biography.
Calendar page has up-to-date listings of events and drumming gigs we are involved with

Live bands page contains information on our "house band," as well as recommended local groups of many types.
Radio archives page has recordings of jazz radio shows going back decades and big city voices from the past.
Financial supporters page is a list of our current "clients," "donors" and recurring annual business "sponsors," who do radio show and station business with us, hyperlinks to their websites and social media.

 

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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.  

 Station IDs:
Arizona, flagship Radio PhoenixKPNG-FM Chandler 88.7Blue Lite Radio slow jams R&B and Classic Soul
Louisiana KNHS-FM Lafayette 93.1FM; 
Michigan, WVBI-LP-FM Beaver Island 100.1 and WKAR-FM East Lansing, Michigan State University's NPR station 90.5; 
Mississippi, WJSU-FM Jackson State University 88.5; 
New Jersey KEWL 98 http://njkewl98.com; 
New Mexico, KCEI Red River 90.1 FM; 
New York, Global Community Radio Ch. 2 (“Geneva Community Radio” on TuneIn radio ap) and Angelica WRAQ 92.7 FM; 
Ohio, KHOI-FM Ames 89.1; 
Oregon, KXCR-FM Florence 90.7; 
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.​

 

 

 

 

 

“Leader in independent and local jazz radio.”

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

 

 








We utilize our opening moments dealing with the death of a master. James Cotton was endeared perhaps in America’s blues regions initially, but his eventual territory was…the world.  We lost him in March 2017 in his early ‘80s. We’ll hear the man perform music by T-Bone Walker (redone later by vocalist Bobby Blue Bland of whom Mr. Cotton imitates on vocal). Also a Jimmy Reed hit on harmonica & vocal by James Cotton not imitating anyone, but playing acoustic harmonica as Reed did. The only world-famous harmonica player left from the south and from James Cotton’s generation we can think of to follow is Charlie Musselwhite. We stay with blues played by Wardell Gray and hear Cannonball Adderley in the ‘70s. A new release by vocalist Monty Grieg inspires more Latin rhythms and Perez Prado, then melody is central with Dutch musicians “The Winners” and the precious pairing of John Coltrane and singer Johnny Hartman. Hour two allows us to venture out with Jessica Williams, the reeds and brass of Ladd McIntosh’s big band, then a Mancini entry by Art Farmer and Benny Golson’s Jazztet. Medeski Martin and Wood give our music the acid test, more Latin rhythms are culled from the Fania label, and Benny Goodman and Marion McPartland deal with the swing and big band era. Out again once more rather accessibly, with saxophonists Dewey Redman and Gato Barbieri in their Impulse label days, concluding in ultimate relaxation of a day’s rest with Mulgrew Miller’s trio. Radioactive in real time, same time same station across the nation, Hacksaw Jazz.


MP3 of Show # 1573 HR 1 sponsored by Allegro Music 03-23-17

James Cotton-Cotton Crop Blues-25 Sun Blues Classics-Charly ’64
Muddy Waters-Got my Mojo Workin’-Box Set-Chess ’56 
James Cotton-Call It Stormy Monday-Cliff’s Picks-Antone’s ’00
James Cotton-Honest I Do-30th Anniversary Collection-Blind Pig ’06
Dynatones feat. Charlie Musselwhite-Trouble No More-War Bride ’82
Wardell Gray-Blues in the Closet-The Foremost!-Onyx ’55
Cannonball Adderley-High Fly-Phenix-Fantasy ’75
Monty Grieg-Set this Soul on Fire-single-7 Arts ’17
Perez Prado-Corazon de Melon-10 Exitos-IM ‘87
The Winners-My Romance-Wessel Ilcken ‘Tribute’-CNR ’90
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman-Lush Life-self-titled-Impulse ’63
2-min break music: Benny Goodman-East of the Sun

MP3 of Show # 1573 HR 2 sponsored by Rayner's Chocolate & Coffee Shop
Jessica Williams-And Then There’s This-title track-Timeless ’90
Ladd McIntosh Big Band Pismo Gismo-Bulbous Garlic Blues-Sea Breeze ’92
Art Farmer/Benny Golson-Mr. Lucky-Meet the Jazztet-Argo ’59
Medeski Martin and  Wood-Kenny-Shack Man-Gramavision ’96
Rafi Val & La Differente-A Mi Nena-Salsa Explosion-Fania ’71
Benny Goodman I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling-Sextet-Columbia ’52
Marion McPartland-Raincheck-Music of Billy Strayhorn-Concord ’87
Dewey Redman-Boody-Impulsively-Impulse ’73
Gato Barbieri-India-Impulsively-Impulse ’73
Mulgrew Miller Trio-What a Difference a Day Made-From Day to Day-Landmark ’90
2-min break music: Cannonball Adderley-Work Song ’75


Fierce swing, inspired by legendary promoter/producer of “jazz for justice” Norman Granz, is played out by Al Grey’s trombone and his cast of all-stars. Holly Hofmann’s flute register is the low life, Richie Cole’s alto sax has a tangy rasp, we think inspired by Earl Bostic. Buddy Guy & Junior Wells keep it real and in our time with handles @alligator1971 & @buddyguys. Louisiana Red simply allows us to experience blues as a feeling.  Diana Krall sings for the people and stays the consummate jazz woman. Billy Strayhorn and Hodges are our topics for a good 20 min, here the dance band of Harry James is addressed: About the time Johnny Hodges left Duke Ellington momentarily, Duke nabbed alto saxophonist Willie Smith the same moment from the former band, hence the “Great James Robbery.” Kevin Mahogany mellows in waltz time setting tone for mellow brass to begin hour # 2 of our broadcast, while new directions in brass are covered with Executive Producer Genny Coulson interviewing the eldest of Hypnotic Brass’ brothers to preview an upcoming concert. More collective cooperation is provided by the Cookers, salsa is played for the 21st Century, and impressive tandem tenor saxophones from the unlikely pairing of Pete Christlieb and Warne Marsh produce delightful results. Musical moods are varied, but focus the lens thru which we view the world…hand-picked jazz on the radio for you since 1975, Hacksaw Jazz.

​MP3 of Show # 1624 HR 1 sponsored by Los Compadres Restaurant 
Al Grey-Hommage to Norman-Centerpiece-Telarc ’95
Holly Hofmann-Soul-Leo-Low Life-Capri ’16
Richie Cole-Punishment Blues-Alive-Muse ’82 
Buddy Guy/Junior Wells-Cut You LooseAlone & Acoustic-Alligator ’91
Louisiana Red-No Turn on Red-SWMAF ’09
Diana Krall-How Deep is the Ocean-Love Scenes-Impulse ’97
Jimmy Smith-Johnny Come Lately-Got my Mojo Workin’-Verve ’65
Herb Ellis-Ray Brown Sextet-Squatty Roo-Hot Tracks-Concord ’76
Johnny Hodges-Squatty Roo-And his Alto Sax-RCA ’41
Harry James-Squatty Roo-Dance Date-Columbia ’50
Kevin Mahogany-Tilly’s Waltz-Vienna Affair-Cracked an Egg ’16
2-min break music: Benny Carter Group-Stroll


​MP3 of Show # 1624 HR 2 sponsored by Tom Batson, Wells Fargo Advisors
Herbie Hancock-Speak Like a Child-title track-Blue Note ’68
Genny Coulson interviews Gabriel Hudda Hubert of Hypnotic Brass
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble-Deja Vu-New York City Live-Pheelco ’08
Cookers-Beyond Forever-Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart-Smoke Sessions ’16
Africando feat. Armando Baleke Perese-Afro-Latin Party-Putumayo ’05 
Fruco y su Stasos-Nasi en la Barricata-Presents Salsa-Putumayo ’09
Pete Christlieb/Warne Marsh Quintet-Magnatism-Apogee-WB ’78
2-min break music: Mongo Santamaria-Oasis-So Yo-Concord ’87


​A great combination is Tito Puente’s hot Latin jazz playing a Freddie Hubbard tune, format is pared down for Ray Brown and Jimmy Rowles. Mr. Brown was a mentor to many, including flutist Holly Hofmann who plays alto flute on another bassists composition, John Clayton’s tribute to late pianist Cedar Walton (got all that)?  A lot of SOCAL connections here, Phillip Strange played piano in LA, Gerald Wilson patented California Soul, and Kait Dunton currently resides in South Pasadena.  In between are the mighty Howlin’ Wolf, Cuba’s Ruben Gonzalez, and tandem tenors Ben Webster with Don Byas. Joe Williams revisits one of his many hits, Flora Purim sings with another Joe, that would be Henderson. A full ensemble with George Gruntz welcomes a couple brass soloists, Poncho Sanchez plays a decidedly African rhythm, Betty Carter and Jon Hendricks were clearly born to bop.  Saxophonists Alex Dean and Zoot Sims offer very different entries, and before signing off we feature the obscure Duke Draper, because he was from our territory. Legendary musicians, dead many years, are as alive in their recordings today as when they walked the earth. Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of Show # 1623 HR 1 sponsored by The Womack 03-09-17
Tito Puente-First Light-On Broadway-Concord ’82
Ray Brown/Jimmy Rowles-The Night is Young and You’re So Beautiful-Tasty-Concord ’80
Holly Hofmann-Cedar Would-Low Life-Capri ’14 
Phillip Strange-Traveling Light-DreamscapesNew Truth ’13
Howlin’ Wolf-Evil-His Best-Chess ’54
Gerald Wilson-Carlos-State Street Sweet-MAMA ’95
Ruben Gonzalez-Pa Gozar-Chanchullo-World Circuit Nonesuch ’00
Ben Webster/Don Byas-Perdido-Meets-MPS ’73
Kait Dunton-I Will Wait for You-TrioKait Casual-kaitdunton.com ’16 
2-min break music: Sonny Sharrock-Who does she Hope to Be?

MP3 of Show # 1623 HR 2 sponsored by Shiner Gold Pomade 03-09-17
Joe Williams-All Right Okay You Win-Nothin’ But the Blues-Delos ’83
Flora Purim-Black Narcissus-Encounter-Milestone ’77 
George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band-Datune-Blues ’N Dues Et Cetera-Enja ’91
Poncho Sanchez-Senegal-La Familia-Concord ’88
Betty Carter-30 Years-Droppin’ Things-Verve ’90
Jon Hendricks-Roll ‘Em Pete-Boppin’ at the Blue Note-Telarc 95
Alex Dean-Beautiful Bunch of Guys-Tribute to Stan Getz-7 Arts ’16
Duke Draper & The Lambchops-Sam the Lamb-Flyin’ High-SWMAF ’65
Zoot Sims-Some Other Spring-For Lady Day-Pablo ’78
2-min break music: Art Pepper-The Trip


A great arrangement from trumpeter Donald Byrd harkens back the ‘50s, then straight into salsa. What’s the difference between “Jazzvanes” and “Javanaise?” We have our synonymous suspicions but Dirceu Liette compared to Claude Bolling with Jean-Pierre Rampal really tell the truth. A couple bassist/leaders, Neal Caine and Dave Young, appear together just by coincidence as is the segue from Dave Young to Lester Young: MP3s & CDs can’t be filed side by side on a shelf any more. While we’re at it, may we comment that digital delivery of music these days doesn’t always provide everything we wanna know. Like personnel, composer, label, year…Why don’t they keep the rules, we can’t stand change! The legend of Charles Mingus will never change. Lloyd Ellis is the fastest guitar in our desert southwest musical archives, still living & playing BTW in Florida. LA saxophonist Pat Britt livens up hour # 2, James Carney looks forward from the piano. Sam Butera really was the wildest and setting the tone is the divine one, Sassy Sarah Vaughan. The pianist from her recording, Oscar Peterson, holds over for a sprightly blues as Stepane Wremble may as well rise to the hot of Gypsy Jazz. Wonderful ensemble work comes from Gunther & Gisbert in Denver, Lisa Hilton plays solo piano from her new release and we bridge the blues with Joe Beard and Jimmy Reed. Flow, personality, purpose and identity, our destination for the duration, Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of Show # 1622 HR 1 sponsored by Rayner's Chocolate & Coffee Shop 03-02-17
Donald Byrd-Blue Concept-Early Byrd-Columbia ’57
Mario Connor & Hahn-Bule Mulatta-Salsa Creole Afro Cuban Salsa Music-Tinder/Candela ’03
Dirceu Leitte-Jazzvanes-Leitte de Coco-Milestone ’93
Claude Bolling feat. Jean-Pierre Rampal-Javanaise-Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano-Columbia Masterworks ’75
Neal Caine-Crescent City Reflections-Backstabber’s Ball-Smalls ’05
Dave Young-Black Diamond-One Way Up-Modica Music ’16
Lester Young-I Got Rhythm-Commodores-Savoy ’44
Charles Mingus-Devil Woman-Ah Um-Atlantic ’61
Lloyd Ellis/Bill Cyrils-Caravan-Anytime Anyplace-Fairmont ‘63
2-min break music: TrioKait-Giant Steps

MP3 of Show # 1622 HR 2 sponsored by Allegro Music 03-02-17
Pat Britt-Starrsong-title track-Catalyst ’76
James Carney-Pocohantes-Fables from the Aquaduct-Jacaranda ’94
Sam Butera and the Wildest-Let the Good Times Roll-Sheer Energy-Jasmine ’92
Sarah Vaughan-Easy Living-How Long has This been Going On?-Pablo ’78
Oscar Peterson-Blues for HG-Oscar’s Choice-MPS ’69
Stephane Wrembel-Bistro Fada-Origins-Water is Life ’12
Gunther/Gisbert-Big Lunage-title track-Capri ’94
Lisa Hilton-SoThis is Love-Solo Piano-LisaHiltonMusic ’17
Joe Beard-Up to You-For Real-Audioquest ’98
Jimmy Reed-Aw Shucks Hush Your Mouth-Jazz & Blues-Charly ’61
2-min break music: Bob Brookmyer-Air Conditioned


The cool alto sax of East Coast Lee Konitz glides into a more bittersweet Charlie Parker tone, the pleasures of bebop continue with Buddy Rich playing Bud Powell. Some of the finest drummers in jazz appear in this episode, enter Jeff Hamilton with John Clayton. Solo piano in new release form is played by Lisa Hilton, the great Oscar Pettiford not only played primo bass but wrote catchy tunes. Flutist Holly Hoffman is the first of several musicians appearing in Hacksaw’s ‘hood on tour, vocalist Giacomo Gates is another. More drumming from Adam Clark’s fresh session as leader, and you can’t help but think melody when it comes to Sun Ra! Howlin’ Wolf’s world begins hour 2, another great drummer in history Mel Lewis gets into a deep swing with Thad Jones. One of their saxophonists, Eddie Daniels leads a session, and we play requests for singers: Nancy Gee and Chris Connor. Speaking of singers, we compare Wardell Gray’s recorded horn solo to Annie Ross’s lyrics to said recording. The hot salsa movement of the ‘70s is represented by Fania and Bobby Valentin, Dizzy Gillespie comes to us from the Vanguard, then Frank and Splank wish you love. Miles, Muddy and Mongo are gone from this earth, but remain a presence in the PRESENT, Hacksaw Jazz.​

MP3 of Show # 1621 HR 1 sponsored by The Womack 02-23-17
Lee Konitz Quintet-Subconscious Lee-title track-Prestige ’49
Charlie Parker-Dewey Square-Very Best of Bird-WB ’47
Buddy Rich-Bouncin’ with Bud-Class of ’78-Great American Gramaphone
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra-Max-Absolutely!-Lake Street ’94
Lisa Hilton-Caffeinated Culture-LisaHiltonMusic ’17
Oscar Pettiford-Bohemia After Dark-Best Of-Bethlehem ’55
Holly Hoffman-When the Sun Comes Out-Snapshots Foundation-single ’13
Giacomo Gates-Jeannine-Fly Rite-Nine ’98
Adam Clark Trio-Paxos Summer Blues-single-Lost ’17
Sun Ra-The Singles-Evidence-The Perfect Man ’73
2-min break music: Charlie Hunter-Better Have my Bunny

MP3 of Show # 1621 HR 2 sponsored by Anonymous 02-23-17
Howlin’ Wolf-Sittin’ on Top of the World-Real Folk Blues-Chess ’57
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra-Don’t Git Sassy-Village Vanguard-Solid State ’68
Eddie Daniels-Ligia-Brief Encounter-Muse ’80
Nancy Gee-But Not for Me-Dedications-NGD ’03
Chris Connor-A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening-As Time Goes By-Enja ’91
Wardell Gray-Twisted-Memorial Album-Prestige '49
Annie Ross-Twisted-The Bebop Singers-Prestige '53    
Fania All Stars feat. Bobby Valentin-En Orbita-Rhythm Machine-Fania ’77
Dizzy Gillespie-Tour de Force-Village Vanguard-Solid State ’68
Frank Sinatra and Count Basie-I Wish u Love-Might as Well be Swing-Reprise ’64
2-min break music: Elizabeth Rodriguez-Desnudendo el Amla


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

 


 




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