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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.  

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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.​

 

 

 

 

 

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​To prove the turntable still works, we play Cannonball Adderley from his first record. From there to a new release by singer Tiffany Austin, a bit on the dramatic side, but a quality that can grow fast and easily on us. The fabulous Anderson twins, Peter and Will, play reeds so alike we can’t tell them apart. Rahsaan Roland Kirk could tell one of today’s so-called genius celebrities about real free thinking and the difference between choice and volunteering…go ahead Kick kanye’s ass. Two great lady voices come from Blossom Dearie and Kathy Kosins respectively, the former hung with Bob Dorough in Paris (this week’s Dorough tribute comes from the ‘80s, we’re doing a decade of him a week). Teddy Charles is an interesting obscure figure, playing vibes with Miles (also the only session Mingus & Miles recorded together that we know of) and Mr. Charles playing piano with Curtis Fuller’s lower brass. Festivities continue with Chuchito Valdez playing Latin jazz, and Otis Spann playing the blues. We know and love Nellie McKay as the anti-Norah-Jones-anti-Diana-Krall, so it’s good to hear this vibrato-less voice and piano on a new album of all standards. We satisfy a big band craving with Kim Richmond, Cameron Graves’ new release is heavy but not in a dance or funk sense. Saxophones take up our last half hour, Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, newcomer Dave McMurray and Art Pepper. Respect to tradition and melody among torrid tempos and rollicking rhythms, Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP3 of show # 1685 HR 1 sponsored by Womack 05-17-18 
Cannonball Adderley-Spontaneous Combustion-Introducing-Savoy ’55    
Tiffany Austin-Con Alma-Unbroken-Con Alma Music ’18
Peter and Will Anderson-Georgia-Two Against One-Gig String ’15    
Rahsaan Roland Kirk-Volunteered Slavery-Best Of-Atlantic ’66  
Blossom Dearie-La Belle Dame Sans Regrets-Blossom’s Planet-Daffodil ’05
Kathy Kosins-Don’t Get me Started-Uncovered Soul-Maristar ’18
Bob Dorough-Au Privauve-Skabbadabba-Pinnacle ’87
Miles Davis-Easy Living-Blue Moods-Prestige ’54
Curtis Fuller and Hampton Hawes-Lyriste-Plus French Horns-Status ’58 
2-min break music: Harold Lopez Nussa-Una tarde Calquiera

MP3 of show # 1685 HR 2 sponsored by Young Sounds  
Chuchito Valdez- A Chano Pozo-Herencia-Sony 04
Otis Spann-Bad Condition-Walking the Blues-Barnaby ’60
Nellie McKay-Small Day Tomorrow-Sister Orchid-NellieMcKay ’18    
Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra-Melon Bells-Passages-Sea Breeze ’92
Cameron Graves-Titan-Planetary Prince-Mack Avenue ’18
Sonny Stitt-I Remember Bird-title track-Catalyst ’77
Gene Ammons-Hittin’ the Jug-Boss Tenor-Prestige ’60
Dave McMurray-Bop City-Music is Life-Blue Note ’18    
Art Pepper-Mambo Koyama-Today-Galaxy ’77


Prime Kenny Dorham in a Latin setting is the vintage opener, Heather Bambrick is a versatile and multitalented singer and broadcaster with fabulous taste from Toronto’s Jazz 91 FM. Kait Dunton, Cooper Apbelt and Jake Reed are TrioKait with their third CD entitled “2.” Tia Fuller is an alto saxophonist synonymous with her new release title “Diamond-Cut,” featuring heavyweight backing providing this excellent player natural grooving in all the settings no problem. Sheri Puorto sings a favorite blues pattern while Bobby Blue Bland turns on your Love Light. Allan Harris, without trying to be his topic the late vocalist Eddie Jefferson, may be poised to pounce on territory more young singers should be tackling. Ms. Kandace Springs holds up to word on the street with her spot-on vocals. The Blue Stars of France remind us Ms. Blossom Deaie was a member/singer, she and the late Bob Dorough from those days are now reunited perhaps in the Mars Club of beyond. Mr. Dorough is so much a poet to us, we revisit his 1970s decade in another of several installments. One of the most-recorded soloists of all time was vibist Bobby Hutchinson, he is followed by new pianist Yelena Eckemoff followed by grooving Medeski Martin and Wood. We spin more brand new discs from Orquesta Akokan and the Brubeck Brothers, maintain the energy with masters Milt Jackson and Ray Brown, and relax with the Bird, Charlie Parker. Freakin’ out on bass clarinet, to us a rather complex task, is taken on by Todd Marcus describing his musical landscape. Otis Spann meets of all people, Fleetwood Mac. But all are compatible with Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco’ new release. We conclude with the Danny Green Trio, strings are the seasoning that make his track. Blues is our business at the University of Hacksaw. 

​MP3 of show # 1684 HR 1 05-10-18
Kenny Dorham-Basheer’s Dream-Afro Cuban-Blue Note ’55
Heather Bambrick-Only Have Eyes for You-You’ll Never Know-Independent ’17
Kait Dunton-The Hunch-TrioKait 2 KaitDunton ’18
Tia Fuller-The Coming-Diamond Cut (Mack Avenue) ’18 
Shari Puorto Band-Call Me when you’re Ready-Down the Road-ShariPuorto ’08
Bobby Blue Bland-Turn On your Love Light-Home of the Blues-MCA ’61
Allan Harris-Dexter Digs In-The Genius Of Eddie Jefferson (Resilience Records) ’18
Kandace Springs-Black Orchid-Black Orchid EP (Blue Note) ’18
Blue Stars of France-A Smooth One-Pardon my English-Capitol ’56
Bob Dorough-Better than Anything-Beginning to See Light-Laissez-Faire ’76
Bob Dorough-I’m Beginning to See Light-Beginning to See Light-Laissez-Faire ’76
2-min break music: Biscuit Grabbers-Interstate Boogie

MP3 of show # 1684 HR 2 
Bobby Hutcherson-Little B’s Poem-Knucklebean-Blue Note ’77
Yelena Eckemoff Trio-Bedouins-Desert (L & H Production) ’18
Medeski Martin and Wood-Chubb Sub-Friday Afternoon in the Universe-Gramavision ’05 
Orquesta Akokán-La Corbata Rapata-(Daptone) ’18
Brubeck Brothers-Far More Blue-Timeline-Blue Forest ’18
Milt Jackson and the Ray Brown Big Band-Braddock Breakdown-Memphis Jackson-Impulse ’69
Charlie Parker Star Eyes-The Verve Years-Verve ’50
Todd Marcus-Fear of the Known-On These Streets-Stricker Street ’18 
Otis Spann-No More Doggin’-The Biggest Thing since Colossus-Blue Horizon ’69
Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco-Hold It Right There-You’re Driving me Crazy-Sony Legacy ’18
Danny Green Trio with Strings-View from the Sky-One Day it Will-OA2 ’18
2-min break music: Arturo Sandoval-Funky Cha-Cha


I can’t imagine a musical education from the moment you are born like that of the Brubeck Brothers, but I’ve listened closely as they backed their dad thru the years and I think they influenced HIM. He certainly was a family man with a waltz for daughter Kathy, then it’s on to new releases. Kenny Barron and Shirley Crabbe fare very well but we also deal with the possibly the finest lady voice in jazz, Ella Fitzgerald. For flavor we visit Perez Prado and then the classic flugelhorn of Chuck Mangione. West coast piano of yesterday in Hampton Hawes contrasts with jazz guitar & organ of today with Marcus Daves. We can’t have a show without the blues so it’s Elmore James gettin’ a real good feelin’ talkin’ to you on the telephone. For hour # 2 openers we call on young Benny Green’s piano followed by a classic jukebox hit from Earl Bostic. We also can’t do a full show without the Latin jazz influence, Tito Puente’s big orchestra backs La Lupe. We’ve lost one true poetic hero, Bob Dorough who played great jazz piano behind his own peculiar vocal, somehow making bebop and scat work with an Arkansas accent. We review the Yardbird Suite in 1956 and then his SECOND album ten years later. An extended outing from the Modern Jazz Sextet features Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt and John Lewis in Blues for Bird, then we are interested in 1968 especially when it comes to Miles Davis. Bassist Mark Carlson continues our Brubeck theme, after all May 4th is not only Star Wars “May the Fourth be with you” but more appropriately Dave Brubeck day as the numeric date, 5/4, was the time signature of Take Five. Finally Charles McPherson interprets Borodin on his alto sax. The hills are alive with the sound of…Hacksaw. 

MP3 of show # 1683 HR 1 05-03-18 Los Compadres Restaurant
Brubeck Brothers Quartet-North Coast-Timeline-Blue Forest ’18
Dave Brubeck Quartet-Kathy’s Waltz-Time Out-Columbia ’59
Kenny Barron-DPW-Concentric Circles-Blue Note ’18
Shirley Crabbe-I Didn’t Know what Time it Was-Bridges-MaiSong ’18
Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass-I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance-Easy Living-Pablo ’86
Perez Prado-Maria Bonita-self-titled-MI ’87
Chuck Mangione-Self Portrait-Quartet-Mercury ’72
Hampton Hawes Sweet Sue-Four-Contemporary ’58
Marcus Daves-Every Day-Run Away-MarcusDaves ’17
Elmore James-Talk to Me Baby-single-Chess ’60
2-min break music: Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra-A Beautiful Friendship

MP3 of show # 1683 HR 2 05-03-18 sponsored by Tom Batson CFP
Benny Green-Captain Hook-Greens-Blue Note ’92
Earl Bostic-Harlem Nocturne-14 Hits-King ’56
Tito Puente y La Lupe-Como un Gorrion-La Pareja-Tico ’78
Bob Dorough-Yardbird Suite-Devil May Care-Bethlehem ’56
Bob Dorough-Baltimore Oriole-Devil May Care-Bethlehem ’56
Bob Dorough-Just About Everything-title track-Focus ’66
Modern Jazz Sextet feat. Dizzy Gillespie-Blues for Bird-Norgran ’56
Miles Davis-Black Comedy-Miles in the Sky-Columbia ’68
Mark Carlson/Jon Wheatley-The City is Crying-50/50-MarkCarlson    
Charles McPherson-Stranger in Paradise-Today’s Man-Mainstream ’73
2-min break music: Kait Dunton-Outlude


​Condensed from a four-hour live broadcast on-location at financial supporter Rayners UK Cafe in Glendale AZ, guest announcers Dennis McBroom and John Mueller fill in the gaps between my boiled-down essentials: “The greatest 13 jazz/blues/Latin hits of all time.” Talk about a starting point, the 07-06-37 Hollywood Benny Goodman followed by Count Basie in New York RECORDED THE VERY NEXT DAY 07-07-37. It was clear we’d be there a while. Muddy Waters’ Mojo indeed introduced James Cotton’s harmonica. Announcers compare notes on decades of broadcast and music history while John Coltrane is the only artist to appear twice on the show, first with Miles.    Mel Torme, the spirit of Cal Tjader, Dave Brubeck and Duke Ellington complete the first hour. Next Tito Rodriguez represents Latin New York while Gene Harris pays tribute to the Count from the piano. Two of the most opposite artists appear back-to-back, Stan Kenton and Howlin’ Wolf. Blossom Dearie sings, then we deal with the artist who brought us all together, the late Joe Bethancourt. A folk/bluegrass legend (as documented on his own Wikipedia page), he is the father of Rayners UK Cafe owner Sharon Bradford, and had his own radio show which our guest DJ once produced. We could only follow him with the biggest legends to wrap the show: Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, Coltrane again, Ella Fitzgerald and the ever-continued influential Sonny Boy Williamson. See & hear what else went on that’s not heard on this radio broadcast, the 3-hour Rayners UK Cafe live remote video is posted at Full Moon Hacksaw on Facebook. 

MP3 of show # 1682 HR 1 Rayners remote 04-26-18
Benny Goodman and his Orchestra-Sing Sing Sing-Fabulous Big Band Collection-RCA
Count Basie-One O Clock Jump-Best Of-Decca
Muddy Waters-Got my Mojo Workin’-single-Chess
Miles Davis-All Blues-Kind of Blue-Columbia ’59
Mel Torme-If You could See Me Now-My Night to Dream-Concord ’95
Poncho Sanchez-Soul Sauce-Memories of Cal Tjader-Concord ’95
Dave Brubeck Quartet-Take Five-Time Out-Columbia ’59
Duke Ellington-Take A Train-At Newport Complete-Columbia ’56
2-min break music: Manfredo Fest-Stella by Starlight

MP3 of show # 1682 HR 2 more from Rayners
Tito Rodriguez-Descarga Cachao-Latin Jam Session-Polydor ’65
Gene Harris All-Star Big Band-Capatain Bill-Tribute to Count Basie-Concord ’88
Stan Kenton-Intermission Riff-In Hi-Fi-Capitol ’56
Howlin’ Wolf-Back Door Man-His Best-Chess ’61
Blossom Darie-Ladies who Lunch-Blossom’s Planet-Daffodil ’05
Joe Bethancourt-Cher’s Track-String Concert Album-White Tree ’87 
Charlie Parker-Just Friends-Bird with Strings-Mercury ’50
Charles Mingus-Better Get Hit in your Soul-Ah Um-Columbia ’62
John Coltrane-Acknowledgement-A Love Supreme-Impulse ’64
Ella Fitzgerald-Dream a Little Dream of Me-All That Jazz-Pablo ’89
Sonny Boy Williamson-Bring it On Home-His Best-Chess ’60
2-min break music: Walter Fagan-Trans Ocean Skyway


​​Mixing old vinyl & brand-new releases is our ploy this week, inspired by a collected donation of amassed LPs by pianists. But to begin we spin classic Hank Mobley sax, continuing with new saxophone ideas from Mike Casey and minimal instrumentation. A Monk ballad follows from the SF Jazz Collective, flutes & reeds float over a tempo by Clifford Jordan. Tito Puente livens things up as does the big band of Neil Hefti then we continue digging into the classic grooves. Esther Phillips is politically incorrect while Herbie Nichols reminds us he really was a very rarely recorded pianist. For kicks we check into Les Paul’s invention of the multi-track recording process in 1952, then the the 2018 two-guitar answer to Mr. Paul’s 8 guitars sound-on-sound with Nels Cline from the band Wilco. Hour two launches totally pianistic, with Duke Ellington twice in a trio setting, and Otis Spann twice as a solo. Then it’s on to trumpets, the under-rated Kenny Dorham blows first, then the celebrated, but short-lived Clifford Brown. A chestnut number is swung by saxophonist Sonny Criss, Erik Friedlander is an Oscar Wilde & Hemmingway-inspired cellist now on the scene inspiring more strings like Gabor Szabo with Bobby Womack, and Jim Hall with Ron Carter. For our finale we call on new saxophonist Timo Volbrecht layering musical moods into our consciousness. Flow & statement, hot or cool at the same time, automatic temperature control adjustable according to your VIBE. A presence in the present, Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of show # 1681 HR 1 08-19-18 sponsored by MusicSceneAz
Hank Mobley-Funk in Deep Freeze-Quintet-Blue Note ’57
Mike Casey-West End-Stay Surprising Live at the Side Door-MikeCasey ’18
SF Jazz Collective-Reflections-Live-SF Jazz Center ’18
Clifford Jordan-Blues for Muse-The Adventurer-Muse ’81
Tito Puente-El Timbalon-El Diablo-Concord ’83
Neil Hefti-Coral Reef-We Like Bands-Coral ’62
Esther Phillips-Black-Eyed Blues-Kudu ’73
Herbie Nichols Beyond Recall-The Bethlehem Years-Bethlehem ’57
Les Paul-Lover-The New Sound-Capitol ’52
The Nels Cline 4-Furtive-Currents, Constellations Blue Note ’18
2-min break music: The New Mastersounds-Yokacoca 

MP3 of show # 1681 HR 2 sponsored by The Womack
Duke Ellington-B Sharp Blues-Piano Reflections-Capitol ’53
Duke Ellington-Passion Flower-Piano Reflections-Capitol ’53
Otis Spann-Worried Life Blues-Archive Of-Folkways ’63
Otis Spann-Spann’s Boogie-Archive Of-Folkways ’63
Kenny Dorham-I’m an Old Cowhand-Memorial Album-Onyx ’60
Clifford Brown and Max Roach-Gertrude’s Bounce-At Basin Street-Emarcy ’56
Sonny Criss-Out of Nowhere-title track-Muse ’73
Erik Friedlander-Seven Heartaches-Artemisia self prod ’18 
Gabor Szabo-Just a Little Communication-High Contrast-Blue Thumb ’71
Jim Hall/Ron Carter Duo-Softly as in a Morning Sunrise-Alone Together-Milestone ’73
Timo Volbrecht-Mala’s World Faces in Places Berthold ’18
2-min break music: Space Tigers Berlin-Stalker


Philadelphia’s “Little Bird” Jimmy Heath, now at 91, swings away on tenor sax while McCoy Tyner eases up with a piano ballad. From one of two big band recordings made by pianist/composer Thelonious Monk, we have Evidence of rhythms compatible enough for travel to Salsa and Caliente Classical Crossover destinations, namely Afro-Cuban territory and Tucson Arizona, where this week’s program originates from thanks to hosts The LoBros. Detroit’s Kathy Kosins has definitely outdone herself with a new disc and single, of which we spin a radio mix. More piano with Cyrus Chestnut and blues/rock from the Shari Puorto Band from LA wrap hour # 1. For intermission we hear crazy bop from Bud Powell and Fats Navarro, Joe Henderson relaxes with Chick Corea on piano. We have a lot of saxophone this episode but never enough, take Stan Getz and add JJ Johnson’s trombone for example. We’ll walk it off with Bob Dorough, his Arkansan wit and Christian McBride walking the bass.  Next, jump the blues with Wynonie Harris, get in that mainstream with Pee Wee Russell and Coleman Hawkins, and join us for a substantive exit with piano prowess from Tamir Hendelman. Enjoy this music? We’re either in-synch or in the sink, Hacksaw Jazz. 

​MP3 of show # 1680 HR 1 sponsored by Rayners UK Cafe 04-12-18
Jimmy Heath-Trane Connections-Peer Pleasure-Landmark ’87
McCoy Tyner-Good Morning Heartache-Remembering John-Enja ’92
Thelonious Monk-Evidence-Who’s Afraid of the Big Band Monk-Columbia ’62 
Los Nemus-Tremendo Mal Olor-Rough Guide to Salsa Dance 2nd Edition-Columbia ’05 
The LoBros-Rondo-Caliente Classical Crossover-TheLoBros ’16
Kathy Kosins-Sera Voce Como Eu (Could You be Me) 45 rpm radio single mix-Uncovered Soul-Maristar ’18
Cyrus Chestnut Trio-Little B’s Poem-There’s a Sweet Sweet Spirit High Note ’17
Shari Puorto Band-Outa my Mind-Down the Road-ShariPuorto ’08
2-min break music: Phillip Strange-Traveling Light

MP3 of show # 1680 HR 2 sponsored by Music Scene AZ
Bud Powell-52nd St. Theme-The Amazing-Blue Note ’49
Joe Henderson-My One and Only Love-Relaxin’ at Camarillo-Contemporary ’81
Jimmy Forrest feat. Grant Green-Laura-All the Gin is Gone-Delmark ’57 
Stan Getz/JJ Johnson-Billie’s Bounce-At Chicago Opera House-Verve ’57 
Bob Dorough-Walk On-Right On my Way Home-Blue Note ’97 
Wynonie Harris-Adam come and get your Rib-single-King ’52
Pee Wee Russell, Coleman Hawkins-Tin Tin Deo-Jazz Reunion-Candid ’61
Tamir Hendelman-BQE-Destinations-Resonance ’10
2-min break music: Cal Tjader/Eddie Cano-Cal’s Pals


​​We are on-location from Lake Pleasant Arizona at the 7th Annual Rockabilly Bash which helps community radio financially. For our radio sounds, and from a wonderful time for west coast jazz comes Dexter Gordon in his prime from Copenhagen. Then we unwrap the new Kathy Kosins disc sent into the program. We’ll compare Stan Getz’s sax playing between ’53 and ’79, then hear from bayou country with Tab Benoit and then more urbane Eddie Boh Paris. From guitar blues with Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland to the relaxed 1965 Herbie Hancock to the rock/funk of the Crusaders we close one party to open another. Then the ladies: A huge hit (12 million hits on YouTube alone) by way of Dorothy Moore’s Misty Blue is followed by Candi Staton and Nancy Harms. In the middle I can’t think of a better horn to contrast with those lady voices with than the ballad of John Coltrane. Shimmering horns are heard from Phil Woods and Arturo Sandoval, then we get into a 1970s jazz mood with Hungarian guitarist Gabor Szabo and vibist Gary Burton. Finally we are interested in a 2000s take on the Afro-Carribbean sound we think is charanga with El Sol de la Noche. As thru the years with a little blade and sharp teeth, as unpredictable as a Hacksaw.

MP3 of show # 1679 HR 1 on remote from Rockabilly Bash 04-05-18
Dexter Gordon-Daddy Plays the Horn-title track-Bethlehem ’55 
Kathy Kosins-Voodoo-Uncovered Soul-Maristar ’18 
Johnny Smith Quintet & Stan Getz-Jaguar-Moonlight in Vermont-Roost ’53 
Stan Getz-Children of the World-title track-Columbia ’79 
Tab Benoit-Night Train-Fever for the Bayou-Telarc ’05 
Eddie Boh Paris-Oh Lil’ Liza-A. K. A. Chops-Jazz Crusade ’05 
Albert Collins/Johnny Copeland/Robert Cray-Something to Remember You By-Showdown-Alligator ’84
Herbie Hancock-Dolphin Dance-Maiden Voyage-Blue Note ’65 
Crusaders-Scratch-Best Of-ABC ’73
2-min break music: Sonny Criss-Out of Nowhere

MP3 of show # 1679 HR 2 sponsored by the Womack 04-05-18
Dorothy Moore-Misty Blue-single-Malaco ’75 
Candi Staton-You Treat me like a Secret-Life Happens-Beracah ’14 
John Coltrane-Dear Lord-Transition-Impulse ’65 
Nancy Harms-While We’re Young-Dreams in Apartments-Gazelle ’13 
Phil Woods Quartet-Very Early-Live from New York-Palo Alto ’82 
Arturo Sandoval-Manteca-Trumpet Evolution-Sony ’03 
Gabor    Szabo-Mizrab-title track-CTI ’72 
Gary Burton Quartet feat. Eberhard Weber-Sea Journey-Passengers-ECM ’78 
El Sol de la Noche-Salsa Celtica-Salsa Around the World-Putomayo presents ’03 
2-min break music: Duke Ellington-Festival Junction


​Keeping our hashtags consistent all thru the broadcast (our third in a row on the road), trending are #radiophoenix, #phoenixbluessociety and #bluesblast for documentation of this 2018 annual festival at which we broadcast live. Impossible to move very far from that music we slip in Art Blakey from about the time I was conceived, Chet Baker re-does Hank Mobley and Helen Merrill sings with the great trumpeter Clifford Brown. From our local scene hear songbird Nina Curri, and underground great Bob Dorough scat vocaleses his way into your heart Arkansas style as in fishing and good bait with saxophonist Phil Woods recorded near the turn of THIS century. Oscar Peterson and Herb Ellis play one more time in 1991. That was about the time this first annual “Blast” was presented, with blues bookmarks Snooky Prior, Nappy Brown, and the Hoodoo Kings, all of whom are late greats but appeared at that first festival. We hear those recordings lest we ever forget….Hans Olson stopped by our booth to visit and play. Ray Bryant’s Combo continues into Brazilian and Salsa sounds, involving Eddie Palmieri, Cal Trader and Conexion Latina from Europe. Al Gray, Wild Bill Davis and Eddie Cleanhead Vinson add chitlins to the menu before Steve Gadd and Joey DeFrancesco play us out, Blues Radio Hacksaw.

MP3 of show # 1678 HR 1 on remote from Phoenix Blues Blast 03-29-18
Art Blakey-Nica’s Dream-The Jazz Messengers-Columbia ’55
Chet Baker-Funk in Deep Freeze-She was Too Good to Me-CTI ’74 
Helen Merrill-You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To-Featuring Clifford Brown-Emarcy ’55
Nina Curri feat. Danny Rutland-Back in the Desert-title track NinaCurri ’16
Bob Dorough-Fish for Supper-Too Much coffee Man-Blue Note ’00    
Oscar Peterson-Reunion Blues-Saturday Night At the Blue Note-Telarc ’91    
Sugar Ray Rayford-Slow Motion-Southside-NimoySue ’15
Floyd Dixon-Hey Bartender-Wake Up and Live-Alligator ’96
2-min break music: Blues Boy Willie-Can’t Deny the Blues

MP3 of show # 1678 HR 2 more Blast 
Reba Russell Band-Your Love is All you Got-City of the Blues-BEB ’99
Al Gray/Wild Bill Davis-Over and Under-Keybone-Classic Jazz ’72
Nappy Brown-Don’t be Angry-single-Savoy ’55
Snooky Pryor-In This Mess Up to my Chest-title track-Antones ’94
Hoodoo Kings-She’s Fine-One More Time-DaveTrippy ’89
Hans Olson-Phoenix Boogie-Blues Town-12th Street ’87                                 pictured above: Sheri Puorto band
Ray Bryant-Madison Time part II-single-Columbia ’62                                     Right: Andy T Band
Eddie Palmieri, Cal Tjader-Samba do Suenho-Bamboleate-Tico ’67              with Charlie Baty
Conexion Latina-Cantando la Melodia-Calorcito-Enja ’84                               & Alabama Mike
Smokestack Lightning-Kitchen-SSL-SmokestackLightning ’17
Al Gray/Wild Bill Davis feat. Eddie Vinson-Over and Under-Keybone-Classic Jazz ’72
Steve Gadd & Friends feat. Joey De Francesco-Back at the Chicken Shack-Live at Voce-BFM ’10
2-min break music: Tommy Dukes-Hideaway


​Broadcasting from Reno, where Johnny Cash shot that man…in a late winter/early spring storm beginning with super cool Miles to thaw our snowfall with Solar, clearing for a snow angel and snow man, respectively. We hear Art Pepper’s 1970s playing recorded in Tokyo for that Landscape. New release time with Toronto’s Bill King, plus LA drummer Barret Martin. For Latin we turn to Tito Puente combining the cool of George Shearing, then for bop to Supersax playing Bird. From Rhode Island one of the more momentous Newport Jazz Festivals with Duke Ellington premiering a then-new work, and a double play from Lambert, Hendricks and Ross…covering topics including love, truth, honor and happiness. Blues Radio Hacksaw: This time the Big Boss Man of Jimmy Reed is lucky not to run into us here. Two ladies are in the groove from KokoMojo’s re-release “Cat Scratchin,’” Shirley Ann Lee and Geneva Vallier harken back to ‘60s and ‘50s respectively. More new releases by Hailu Mergia, an Ethiopian organist, and Dick Fregulia, a veteran pianist from San Francisco. Slowing it down is master guitarist Howard Roberts, and Karen Souza takes a twist in her sobriety (covering many including Liza Minnelli of all people). For two wicked grooves we turn to Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters. A buoyant release is provided by cool saxophonists Gerry Mulligan and Ben Webster. Barbara Dennerlein, the German organist, is the youngest  musician of our final half hour, clocking in from 1997. The history of Hacksaw. 

​MP3 of show # 1677 HR on remote from Reno 1 03-22-18
Miles Davis-Solar-Walkin’-Prestige ’54
Art Pepper-Landscape-Complete Galaxy Recordings-Galaxy ’79
Bill King-There It Is-Soul Jazz Vol. 1-7 Arts ’18
Barret Martin Group-Playing the 4th Prime-Transcendence-Sunyata ’18
Tito Puente feat. George Shearing-Lullaby of Birdland-Concord ’83
Supersax-Blue ’N Boogie-Plays Bird-Capitol ’75
Duke Ellington-Festival Junction (stereo) Newport ’56
Lambert, Hendricks and Ross-Four-The Swingers-SBJC ’61                
Lambert, Hendricks and Ross-Four Brothers-Sing a Song of Basie-Roulette ’57        
2-min break music: Howard Roberts-Sack O Woe

MP3 of show # 1677 HR 2 on remote from Reno 03-22-17
Jimmy Reed-Big Boss Man-Jazz & Blues-Charly ’60
Shirley Ann Lee-How Can I Lose-Cat Scratchin’-KokoMojo (Revival) ’68
Geneva Vallier-You Said you Had a Woman-Cat Scratchin’-KokoMojo (Cash) ’55
Hailu Mergia-Gum Gum-Lala Belu-AFTA ’18
Dick Fregulia Trio-Barbara-What Now?-Blue Koala ’17
Howard Roberts-Girl Talk-Goodies-Capitol ’65
Karen Souza-Twist in my Sobriety-Essentials II-Music Brokers ’14
Howlin’ Wolf-Change My Way-title track Chess ’58
Muddy Waters-Long Distance Call-Fathers and Sons-Chess ’68
Gerry Mulligan Ben Webster-What Is This Thing called Love-Meets-Verve ’59
Barbara Dennerlein-Walk on Air-Junkanoo-Verve ’97
2-min break music: Bill King-Stax ‘Em High


​It’s time for another annual remote broadcast from our long-time sponsor uninterrupted since 2011, Gifts Anon (two words on Facebook). This year went as usual in some ways, like our music overtaking the usual tranquil background of the 12-step book & gift store, our music taking the form of more “jazz hits” thru the decades, and our visits with anonymous customers who wandered in, willing to talk on the radio about the merchandise. The difference this time was owner Marilyn could not be on-site, so right-hand man Sloan was my co-host and broadcast the entire two hours on Facebook Live. Due to that, cohort Bob viewed the broadcast and was alarmed that Sloan was so into being a radio host he needed help running the store. In came Bob to enumerate extemporaneously about EVERYTHING in the store. From Ahmad Jamal’s and Eliane Elias’ pianos (lounge to Brazil) to Latin jazz and Delta blues, more adventurous meanderings were possible with Don Houge and Cyrus Chestnut. From there to the popular Cannonball Adderley, with and without Miles Davis. More ethnic rhythms by way of Afro-Latin, Brazilian Anat Cohen and Jamaican Monty Alexander, to relaxed Kenny Burrell guitar. Saxophonists Eddie Harris and Zoot sims wrapped the day, with one last blues by Joe Beard sandwiched in. Sixteen tons & whattaya get? Another day older & living in abundance, Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP3 of show # 1676 HR 1 on remote from Gifts Anon 03-15-18
Ahmad Jamal-The Awakening-title track-Impulse ’70
Eliane Elias-Stay Cool (Uno Mas)-Light my Fire-Concord ’12
JP Torres-Samba for Carmen-Trombone Man-Sony Tropijazz ’95
Dave Riley & Bob Corritore-Way Back Home-Travelin’ the Dirt Road-Blue Witch ’07
Sonny Boy Williamson-Bring it on Home-His Best-Chess ’61
Don Houge Quintet-For the Duration-The Eternal Now-Accurate ’94
Cyrus Chestnut Trio-Nardis-There’s a Sweet Sweet Spirit High Note ’17
Cannonball Adderley-Mercy Mercy Mercy-Live at the Club-Capitol ’66
2-min break music: Bill Doggett-Blip Blop

MP3 of show # 1676 HR 2 03-15-18
Miles Davis-Freddie Freeloader-Kind of Blue-Columbia ’59                                       
Shades of Jade-El Pasado Bueno-Afro-Latin Jazz & Salsa-Absolute Pitch ’89
Anat Cohen-Baiao da Esperanca-Rosa dos Ventos-Anzic ’17        
Monty Alexander-Love & Happiness-Rass-MPS ’74
Kenny Burrell-Saturday Night Blues-Midnight Blue-Blue Note ’63
Eddie Harris-Listen Here-title track-Atlantic ’68
Joe Beard The Things that I Used to Do-For Real-Audioquest ’98
Zoot Sims-Somerset-Nirvana-Groove Merchant ’73
2-min break music: Miles Davis-Blue in Green


We pull the more obscure records & CDs off our shelves for a couple hours of pianists, brass & wind players, singers and guitarists. We start in the 21st Century and revue back, DiAnne Price is a piano wild woman of Memphis, Kelley Hunt comes from near Kansas City. Indonesian Joey Alexander is hands-down the most talked-about wizard on the keys, taking cues from all the greats without needing to be any of them. Hypnotic Brass from Chicago is in New York, George Shearing plays a hit by War. Karen Souza is a newer singer on the scene, John Pisano is endorsed by Joe Pass. For the saxy ones we defer to Zoot Sims and Eric Alexander to bookend the generations.  John Coltrane in 1965 is a very worthwhile study as “Transition,” recorded during his quartet period, marks territory beyond “Love Supreme” as the great one searched further and deeper into chords and scales to express an enormous spirit that just now catches up to our time. As a release we call on trumpeter Teramasa Hino then on to straight-ahead with Sonny Clark, not a disciplined person but a technically impressive yet relaxed pianist. We need more fiddle in our sounds, enter Frenchman Stephane Grappelli, and for the final half hour around the stretch it’s all retro with Roy Eldridge, Helen Forest, Kenny Barron with the newest recording dated 1991, and the tragic saxophone voice of Wardell Gray. Artistic radio waves in a digital age, we swing and shuffle for a living, Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP3 of show # 1675 HR 1 03-08-18 sponsored by Shiner Gold Pomade
DiAnne Price-Pig Meat-Wild Women-GoJazz '03 5
Kelley Hunt-Queen of the 88s-Inspiration-88 Records '00 10
Joey Alexander-Ugly Beauty-Joey. Monk. Live.-Motema ’17
Hypnotic Brass-Juke Box-New York City Live-Hypnotic Brass '07 4
George Shearing-World is a Ghetto
Karen Souza-I Fall in Love Too Easily
John Pisano If I Should Lose You
Zoot Sims-Doggin' Around-Down Home-Bethlehem '56 7
Eric Alexander-Mr. Stitt-Chicago Fire-Hi Note '14 7
2-min break music: Antonio Hart-Uptown Traveler

MP3 of show # 1675 HR 2 03-08-18
John Coltrane-Transition
Teramasa Hino-Monk’s Dilemma-Acoustic Boogie-Blue Note ’95
Sonny Clarke-Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
Stephane Grapelli-May fools
Roy Eldridge-That Thang
Helen Forest-You Made me Love You
Kenny Barron-Four in One
Wardell Gray-Dat’s It
2-min break music: Benny Green-Bish Bash


​A good mixture of our usual salsa/blues/bop in retrogressive groove, the late Michael Burks shuffling at start.  Afro-Cuban sounds from master Machito and Cuban-born now American jazz man Paquito D’Rivera with guest James Moody. One of the most-recorded alto saxophonists of our day is Gary Bartz, and happening indeed is Charlie Hunter’s SOMA Trio. No one will ever play sax and trumpet again like Coleman Hawkins and Clark Terry, nor will a melodist like Stan Getz be likely to ever be duplicated. Scatting his way into our hearts and hour # 2 is the wonderful Eddie Jefferson, a gorgeous melody is played by New Cool collective. Bebo Valdez conducts a descarga, Jon Hendricks bops again and segues to more singers like Gregory Porter and Dakota Staton. She sings an Al Kooper tune so Al plays a Memphis cover, Little Walter was the BADDEST, both in literal and musical terms. On the air swinging, shuffling & negotiating musical trends thru the years, this is Hacksaw Jazz.

​​MP3 of show # 1674 HR 1 03-01-18 sponsored by Young Sounds of AZ
Michael Burks-Find Me a New Love-Michael Burks Band-MBCD ’97
Machito-Quimbobo-1983 Grammy Award Winner-Impulse
Paquito D’Rivera Who’s Smoking title track Candid ’91
Gary Bartz-Nusia’s Poem-The Red and Orange Poems ’94
Charlie Hunter Trio-Greasy Granny-Bing Bing Bing-Blue Note ’95
Coleman Hawkins and Clark Terry-Feedin' the Bean-Giants of Tenor Saxophone-Columbia '62
Stan Getz-Eiderdown-Gold Happy Birthday-Inner City ’77
2-min break music: Joe Pass-Sleepy Time Down South

MP3 of show # 1674 HR 2 03-01-18
Eddie Jefferson-Keep Walkin’-Still On the Planet-Muse ’77
New Cool Collective-Villachaise Electric Monkey Sessions 2-Banquet ’17
Bebo Valdez-La Batanga-Latin Jam Session-Polydor ’56
Jon Hendricks-Roll ‘Em Pete-Boppin’ at the Blue Note-Telarc ’93
Gregory Porter-Work Song-Be Good-Motema ’12
Dakota Staton-I Love You More than you’ll Ever Know-Country Man-Groove Merchant ’72
Al Kooper-Green Onions-Black Coffee-Favored Nations ’05
Little Walter-My Babe-12 Hits-Chess ’55
2-min break music: Dean Murphy-Who’s It Gonna Be


















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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.