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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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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.
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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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Dizzy Gillespie said “You got to know the rules before you break ‘em.” From his orchestra’s rhythm section was born the MJQ. Sixty years later other all-stars recorded as the Cookers, namely tenor saxophonist Billy Harper resurrecting an original from an earlier Lee Morgan session. Freddie Hubbard plays trumpet in the ‘70s plus back to the ‘60s with Quincy Jones featuring the late drummer Grady Tate. It doesn’t take us long to get the blues where we stay for a while this episode: Little Willie John, Lightnin’ Slim, Otis Rush, the Blind Boys of Alabama and Irma Thomas. From archival cinema inspiration “Jazz Loft Project W Eugene Smith” comes the Thelonious Monk Orchestra, featuring Pepper Adams who talked of enjoying the rehearsals so well documented in the movie. Which also mentioned saxophonist Lin Halliday who we play with Ira Sullivan. From the vintage shelf comes pre-war Count Basie/Lester Young/Jimmy Rushing, and post-war Fats Navarro on trumpet. Then a long set of instrumental Latin jazz: Ray Rivera with notes by our late friend Louie Enriquez, HMA Salsa Orchestra, Mongo Santamaria and Terry Gibbs. Soulful singer from Miami Cecile McLorin Salvant sings, and Keith Greko plays into the wee small hours. A wavelength of self expression, collectible grooves & a touch of Latin, bookended by true classics and new artists, Hacksaw Jazz. 

​MP3 of show # 1655 HR 1 sponsored by The Womack 10-19-17
Modern Jazz Quartet-D & E, Yesterdays-self-titled-Savoy ’51
Cookers-Capra Black-Warriors-Jazz Legacy ’10
Freddie Hubbard-People make the World go Round-Polar AC-CTI ’75
Herbie Hancock-Cotton Tail-Gershwin’s World-Verve ’98
Quincy Jones-Killer Joe-Walking in Space-A & M ’69    
Little Willie John-Talk to Me Talk to Me-single-King ’58
Lightnin’ Slim-Rooster Blues-title track-Excello ’60
Otis Rush-So Many Roads, Trains-single-Chess ’60 
Blind Boys Alabama-God Knows Everything-Almost Home-BBOA ’17
Irma Thomas-I Wish Someone would Care-title track-Liberty ’64
2-min break music: Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet-Big Rig Jones  

MP3 of show # 1655 HR 2 sponsored by Miss Daisy Pet Grooming 10-19-17
Thelonious Monk Orchestra-Little Rootie Tootie-At Town Hall-Riverside ’59
Lin Halliday feat. Ira Sullivan-The Man I Love-Delayed Exposure-Delmark ’95
Count Basie feat. Lester Young and Jimmy Rushing-Evenin’-The Lester Young Story Vol. 1-Columbia ’36
Fats Navarro-Rebop Romp-Fat Girl-Savoy ’47
Ray Rivera-I’ll Return-Now Sound-MGM ’70
H.M.A. Salsa Orchestra-Floreando-California Salsa-Sea Breeze ’91
Mongo Santamaria-Skins-title track-Milestone ’64
Terry Gibbs-Kick those Feet-That Latin Thing-Contemporary ’86
Cecile McLorin Salvant-Devil May Care-Dreams and Daggers-Mack Avenue ’17
Keith Greko-In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning-And Friends-Tempest ’06
2-min break music:Jack McDuff-A Real Goodun’

​Our first hour goes back to the basics, all classics dealing with the years 1952 to 1977, when guitarist Tal Farlow was back on the scene. Charlie Byrd plays Django and Art Pepper just oozes west coast jazz with like-minded cohorts. We resurrect a track once used as a weekly radio theme song by pianist Wynton Kelly, Cal Tjader swings like mad, Mulligan gets mellow and the mighty Mose takes it way out. Tommy Flanagan shows piano prowess and Jimmy Witherspoon joins his former employer bandleader Jay McShann to take this party to Monday morning sunrise. Hour two containins four new releases from 2017, but first a guitar ballad from Pat Martino. Keyon Harold’s coarse trumpet tone and Cuban-Canadian Hilario Duran’s busy piano are among our newcomers. Direct to the source we go with Howlin’ Wolf (Early in the morning rooster crow something tell me I got to go), then Afrocubana with Miguelito Valdez. The AJQ (Australian Jazz Quartet) swings with bassoon, and Dick Fregulia from San Francisco is finally leader on record. Roy Hargrove and Lizz Wright still seem like fresh new artists to us with trumpet and vocal respectively, Geoff Keezer is dazzling and welcoming of veteran Harold Mabern for a piano duet. Master Stan Getz wraps proceedings in yet another setting, this for Children of the World. From a possible upcoming motion picture about a relentless jazz instructor “Whipsaw.” Or is it “Hackslash?” 

MP3 of show # 1654 HR 1 sponsored by Hell City Saints Car Club 10-12-17
Tal Farlow-Summertime-Return Of-Fantasy ’69
Charlie Byrd-Nuages-Travellin’ Man-Columbia ’66
Art Pepper-Tynan Time-Best Of-Pacific Jazz ’52
Wynton Kelly-Kelly Blue-title track-Milestone ’59
Cal Trader-SS Groove-Monterey Concerts-Fantasy ’59
Gerry Mulligan-Ten to Four in Ohio-Age of Steam-A & M ’71
Mose Allison-Seventh Son-Mose In Your Ear-Atlantic ’72
Tommy Flanagan-Blue Bossa-Montreaux-Pablo ’77
Jimmy Witherspoon and Jay McShann-Blue Monday Blues-Goin’ to Kansas City Blues-RCA ’57
2-min break music: Girls in Airports-Kaikoura

MP3 of show # 1654 HR 2 sponsored by The Womack 10-12-17
Pat Martino-Come Sunday-Exit-Muse ’76
Keyon Harrold-Bubba Rides Again-The Mugician Legacy ’17
Hilario Duran-Contumbao-title track ALMA ’17 
Howlin’ Wolf-Back Door Man-His Best-Chess ’60
Migueleto Valdez con la Sonora Matancera-La Hija de Lola-Salsa Afrocubana-Orfeon ’78
Australian Jazz Quartet-Lullaby of the Leaves-self-titled-Bethlehem ’54
Dick Fregulia Trio-River, Ginza Samba-What Now?-Blue Koala ’17
Roy Hargrove-Joy is Sorrow unmasked-Earfood-Emarcy ’08
Lizz Wright-What Would I Do without You-Grace-Concord ’17
Geoff Keezer feat. Harold Mabern -For Carl-For Phineas-Sackville ’96
Stan Getz-Children of the World-title track-Columbia ’79
2-min break music: Cal Tjader-Ran Kan Kan

​New artists, impressive though they may be, will never have us forget what the masters set up. Take Coleman Hawkins and Clark Terry for example, starting our party with their musical services. Festivities continue in the Latin bag with Tito Puente, into the twenty-teens with Tommy Castro churning them out faster than we can keep up with. He bows to European Jelly Roll Men playing Robert Nighthawk, and a Ms. Zara McFarlane from the UK really turns our heads with happening attitude. Tenor Saxophonist Gary Meek welcomes a rhythm section of by-now veterans, and Earl Bostic goes way back for that seldom-played jukebox spin of the season. John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman firmly establish autumn once again, BB and the Blues Shacks are the next spankin’ new installment of Euro blues so akin to America of the ‘50s. The acoustic presence of Steve Cheseboro and Novo Mundo wrap hour # 1. We are interested in the many moods of Mulligan, Sonny Criss is lesser-known but had a wicked alto sax tone from LA. Mongo Santamaria returns with his Free World Mambo, this episode’s big band belongs to Ladd McIntosh. With okay marks (non-smooth but tidier than free) comes sax man Paul Jones and Kurt Elling harkens back to Herbie Hancock for inspiration. There is an entry from drummer T.S. Monk denoting his current tour, and for classy closers who could be better than Charlie Hunter’s happening Nirvana nod.  No automation just hand collected and selected for you, Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of show # 1653 HR 1 sponsored by Rayner's Chocolate and Coffee Shop  10-05-17
Coleman Hawkins/Clark Terry-Tune for the Tutor-Back in Bean’s Bag-Columbia ’62
Tito Puente-El Timbalon-Un Poco Loco-Concord ’87
Tommy Castro & the Painkillers-Shine a Light-Method to my Madness-Alligator ’15
Jelly Roll Men-Move to Kansas City-Jelly Roll Shuffle-Rhythm Bomb ’17
Zara McFarlane-Peace Begins Within-Arise-Picadilly ’17
Gary Meek, Brian Bromberg, Terri Lyne Carrington, Mitchel Forman-Stella on the Stairs-Originals-GaryMeek ’17
Earl Bostic-September Song-14 Hits-King ’51
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman-Autumn Serenade-self-titled-Impulse ’63
BB and the Blues Shacks-From Now On-Reservation-Rhythm Bomb ’17
Steve Cheseboro-Turn Your Money Green-Outstanding Blues-Chezz Tone ’97
Novo Mundo-Romaria-Espirito do Brasil-Yemaya ’02
Pete Jolly Trio-It Could Happen to You-Gems 25th Anniversary Collection-Holt ’90
2-min break music: Joe Albany-Autumn in New York

MP3 of show # 1653 HR 2  sponsored by Hell City Saints Car Club
Gerry Mulligan-K-4 Pacific-The Age of Steam-A & M ’71
Sonny Criss-Out of Nowhere-title track-Muse ’75
Mongo Santamaria-Free World Mambo-Mongo Returns-Milestone ’95
Ladd McIntosh Big Band-Coyote Woman Blues-Bulbous Garlic Blues-Sea Breeze ’95
Paul Jones-Hola Amigo-Clean-Outside In Music ’17
Kurt Elling-Come Running to Me-The Gate-Concord ’10
T. S. Monk-Jean Marie-The Charm-Blue Note ’95
Charlie Hunter Trio-Come as you Are-Bing Bing Bing-Blue Note ’95
2-min break music: Howard Roberts-Relaxin’ at Camarillo

​Stimulating polytonal energy with Roy Hargrove counts off our downbeat, my kind of jazz in the NOW. Respect to tradition, but no napping here, Lizz Wright sings from her brand new release, perhaps Sister Rosetta meeting Jimmy Vaughan? Speaking of Vaughan, Sarah steps in from Brazil, Joe Sample introduces David T. Walker, and Rhythm Bomb Records presents not only Juke and the Jacknives but also BB and the Blues Shacks. The amazing and popular Joey Alexander solos appropriately with Jazz at Lincoln Center, Month Alexander is I’m sure a couple generations of separation on piano. Let’s do the same with the ladies, Chris Connor from her early days belying the label info: Neither Ellis Larkins OR Howard Roberts but rather Vinnie Burke & Joe Cinderella! Clears that up. Rene Olstead sings from her first album to wrap hour # 1. Prime vintage vinyl opens the next hour with Claire Fischer and voices, Chuchito Valdez continues the Latin tempo from the keys. Bill Dogett follows up Honky Tonk with Soft (flute) from a year later. And for those who prefer depth & weight to their jazz, or perhaps height in this case, the giants of Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan. A request for guitarist Peter Bernstein (with Brad Meldau, Christian McBride and Gregory Hutchinson) and then true oldies but goodies from Herbie Mann and Bob Dorough (latter wrote the former). Collectible grooves and a touch of Latin, bookended by true classics and new artists, Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP3 of show # 1652 HR 1 sponsored by Los Compadres 09-28-17
Roy Hargrove-I’m Not So Sure-Earfood-Emarcy ’08
Lizz Wright Singing in my Soul-Grace-Concord ’17
Sarah Vaughan-Double Rainbow-Copacabana-Pablo ’79
Joe Sample-David T. Walker-Woke Up this Morning-Swing Street Cafe-CRP ’78
Juke and the Jacknives-Hold Out Mama-Switcharoo-Rhythm Bomb ’17
BB and the Blues Shacks-Lay some Shuffle Down-Reservation-Rhythm Bomb ’17    
Jazz at Lincoln Center feat. Joey Alexander-Very Early-Handful of keys-Blue Engine ’17
Monty Alexander-Think Twice-Road Dog-MACD ’17
Chris Connor-Out of this World-Chris-Bethlehem ’54
Rene Olstead-Sunday Kind of Love-By Request-WB ’02
2-min break music: Roy Hargrove-Easy to Remember

MP3 of show # 1652 HR 2 sponsored by Allegro Music 09-28-17
Claire Fischer & Salsa Picante-Funquiado-Presents 2 plus 2-Pausa ’81
Chuchito Valdez-Guajira A Blanca-Herencia-J&N ’04
Bill Dogget-Soft-title track-King ’57
Dave Brubeck Quartet feat. Gerry Mulligan-Take Five-Last Set at Newport-Atlantic ’72
Peter Bernstein-Useless Metaphor-Signs Live-Smoke Sessions ’17
Herbie Mann-Comin’ Home Baby-At the Village Gate-Atlantic ’61
Bob Dorough-Tiz Autumn-Just About Everything-Inner City ’66
2-min break music: Paul Jones Hola Amigo


​The impeccable British jazz critic/writer/musician Leonard Feather assembles a studio of all-stars to open this program, followed by funky guitar by John Scofield. Coleman Hawkins is arguably the greatest saxophonist of them all, certainly the first in jazz, and son (Jay Roberts) of a dirty guitar player (Howard) plays an Ode to many Masters.  Karen Lovely represents American blues as Juke and the Jacknives represent Europe’s dedication to preservation of this American classic form. Stuff Smith’s fiddle swings like mad as we welcome guest co-host John Mueller, who’s joined us in the past a little more frequently than recently, tempering Hacksaw Jazz with mellow ballads, vocalists and Brazilian. He brings in “albums” (and pokes fun at us still calling them that) by Les Hooper, Dizzy Gillespie and Kenny Barron.  Hour two continues with Mr. Mueller co-hosting, we review recent concerts thru the desert Southwest playing music by Monty Alexander, Rene Ousted, Anat Cohen, Juan DeMarcos Afro Cuban All Stars and Bria Skonberg.  In late July we were unable to MC a Pharaoh Sanders concert at the last minute, so called upon fellow Radio Phoenix announcer Calvin Worthen and his mellifluous tones to introduce the mysterious man to his audience. We get Calvin’s review of that concert, followed by a Sanders sample.  We wrap proceedings with two more we’ve seen in concert this year, guitarist/vocalist Ana Popovic and pianist/vocalist Eliane Elias. Whether swinging with salsa, or boogieing with bop, we are bearers of blues, Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP3 of show # 1651 HR 1-John Mueller co-host latter half hr Gifts Anon sponsor 09-21-17
Leonard Feather All Start-Freedom Jazz Dance-Night Blooming-Mainstream ’72
John Scofield feat. Warren Haynes-Night Time is the Right Time-That’s What I Say-Verve ’05
Coleman Hawkins-There Will Never Be another You-A Retrospective 1929-1963-RCA ’56
Jay Roberts-Ode to Masters-Son of a Dirty Guitar Player-Nigel ’00
Karen Lovely-Frank the Spank-Ten Miles of Bad Road-KarenLovely ’16
Juke & Jacknives-She Got Me-Switcharoo-Rhythm Bomb ’17
Stuff Smith-One O’Clock Jump-Black Violin-MPS ’67
Les Hooper-Emily-Anything Goes-ITI ’89
Dizzy Gillespie-Fiesta Mojo-New Faces-GRP ’85
Kenny Barron-Apaz de Bem-& the Brazilian Knights-Sunnyside ’13
2-min break music: Al Cohn & Zoot Sims-More Bread

MP3 of show # 1651 HR 2-John Mueller co-host first half hr Tom Batson sponsor 09-21-17
Monty Alexander-SKJ-Love and Sunshine in Concert-MPS ’75
Rene Ousted-When I Fall in Love-Skylark-Reprise ’09
Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro-Sambalele-Rosa dos Ventos-Anzic ’17
Juan DeMarcos Afro Cuban All Stars-Yaimara’s Groove-Absolutely Live II-DM Ahora! ’17
Bria Skonberg-I Was a Little too Lonely (and You were a Little too Late)-Bria-Sony Okeh ’16
Interview with Calvin Worthen of Radio Phoenix and KBEM-FM Minneapolis
Pharaoh Sanders feat. Leon Thomas-Shukuru-title track-Theresa ’85
Ana Popovic-Johnnie Ray-Trilogy-ArtisteXclusive ’16
Eliane Elias-Speak Low--Dance of Time-Concord ’17 
2-min break music: Peter & Will Anderson-Old Devil Moon


Starting off in the mid 1990s let’s hear horns not necessarily household names, but big on artistic commitment: Saxist Les Arbuckle and brass lady Ingrid Jensen. We follow with a slew of brand-new releases from European blues export BB and The Bluesshakers, Jazz at Lincoln Center performs a typical Ellington-inspired piece by & featuring Myra Melford, piano & composition. Ana Popovic is our favorite Serbian electric guitarist, and Eliane Elias continues her Samba semantics. Staying up on Maceo Parker    , we also revisit Donald Byrd, hear the desert southwest’s Ted Goddard interpret George Russell, and “Little Esther” Phillips sings her big hit once again. From Eddie Harris Listen Here we segue into Cannonball Adderley’s This Here. Marion McPartland’s piano jazz deals one again with Billy Strayhorn, the cool sound originally from the east coast is celebrated by Arizona State University. Art Pepper is heard in his later-life comeback, Ruben Blades recalls the Willie Colon trombone sound, and Roland Kirk is a wild man by request. Shirtsleeves, relaxation & entertainment or effort, thought, & concentration, it works either way with Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of show # 1650 HR 1 sponsored by Shiner Gold 09-14-17
Les Arbuckle-Bella Donna Lee-The Bush Crew-Audioquest ’95
Ingrid Jensen-Skookum Spook-Vernal Fields-Enja ’95
BB and the Blues Shacks-Angry Cat-Reservation-Rhythm Bomb ’17
Jazz at Lincoln Center-Strawberry-Handful of keys-Blue Engine ’17
Eliane Elias-Sambou Sambou-Dance of Time-Concord ’17     
Maceo Parker-Make it Funky North Sea Jazz LiveFromHolland ’12
Ana Popovic-She was a Doorman-Trilogy-ArtisteXclusive ’16
Donald Byrd-King David-City Called Heaven-Landmark ’91
Ted Goddard-Jack’s Blues-The Sonoran Sessions-TedGoddard ’04
Esther Phillips-What a Difference a Day Makes-W/Beck-Kudu ’75
2-min break music: Terry Myers-Why Not Blues

MP3 of show # 1650 HR 2 Music Scene AZ sponsor 09-14-17
Eddie Harris-Listen Here-Jazz Super Hits-Atlantic ’68
Cannonball Adderley-This Here-Phenix-Fantasy ’75
Marion McPartland-Lush Life-Music of Billy Strayhorn-Concord-’87
Jazz Professors of Arizona State University-Mode to John-Jazz Nonet and Guests-Tempest ’99
Art Pepper-My Laurie-No Limit-Contemporary ’77
Ruben Blades-Camaleon-Salsero Original-Sony ’16
Roland Kirk feat. Jackie Byard-Parisian Thoroughfare-Pre-Rahsaan-Fantasy ’68
2-min break music: Ray Bryant Combo-Madison Time Part 1

With a good mix of the decades, we span particularly into free ideas. After master drummer Lewis Nash counts us off, young Caleb Veazey is on the line to be interviewed. He causes us to remember Sonny Sharrock and talked about the recent passing of John Abercrombie. Which works for guitar, but inspired much further out by Sun Ra’s Arkestra. Blues don’t leave us be, Jimmy Liggin’s ain’t drunk, he’s just drinking! Salsa time with emphasis on Cha-cha-cha and Creole, before Lennie Tristano’s subtle and futuristic fluid lines. For history from the New York scene, Donald Byrd remembers the Jazz Baroness & benefactor with Nica’s Tempo. A droll doll from the sour cream Sierras, Blossom Dearie, owns her signature tune, effectively followed by a new release from saxophonist Paul Jones. A vintage and heavy Monty Alexander piano track, another reminder from the Ezra Collective about Sun Ra’s Space is the Place. Organist Tony Monaco keeps the tempo up, and Duke Ellington never met Coleman Hawkins in a studio until the 1960s. The unlikely but compatible Eilen Jewell follows, Little Walter plays harp one more time. And our arsenal of brass bands is never-ending, this episode from the Rebirth of New Orleans. Emotion from music regardless of when or how recorded, I heard it thru the Hacksaw. 

MP3 of Show # 1649 HR 1 sponsored by Hell City Saints Car Club
Lewis Nash-Nix 106    -Rhythm is my Business-Ninety One ’90
Off Cell feat. Caleb Veazey-Ornette meets Derrida-Self-titled-Second Floor ’17
Sonny Sharrock-Little Rock-Ask the Ages-Island ’91
John Abercrombie Quartet-Paramour-Arcade-ECM ’79
Sun Ra & his Astro-Solar Infinity Arkestra-Blues on Planet Mars-The Singles-Evidence ’68
Jimmy Liggins-I Ain’t Drunk-single-Alladin ’54
J Joaquin Oliveros-Me Lo Dijo Adela-Rumba Mambo Cha Cha Cha-Putumayo ’11
Shoubou-Scandalo-Salsa Creole (Afro Cuban)-Candela/Tinder ’03
Lennie Tristano-Wow-Crosscurrents-Capitol ’49
2-min break music: Ted Quinlan Trio-Wes’ Blues

MP3 of Show # 1649 HR 2 sponsored by Hell City Saints Car Club
Donald Byrd-Nica’s Tempo-Early Byrd-Columbia ’57
Blossom Dearie-Peel Me a Grape-My New Celebrity is You-Daffodil ’75
Paul Jones-Dirty Curty-Clean-Outside in Music ’17
Monty Alexander-So What-Here Comes the Sun-MPS ’71
Ezra Collective-Space is the Place-single-Enter the Jungle Records ’17
Tony Monaco-Funji Mama-Burnin’ Grooves-Summit ’01
Duke Ellington feat. Coleman Hawkins-Jeep is Jumpin’-Meets-Impulse ’62   
Eilen Jewell-Heartache Blvd-Letters from Sinners and Strangers-Signature ’07
Little Walter-Rocker-Confessin’ the Blues-Chess ’56
Rebirth Brass Band-New Orleans Music-Ultimate-Mardi Gras Records ’01
2-min break music: Bennie Green-Green is Blues


​​Two pianists with new releases start the party, Antonio Adolfo on electric piano with bossa ensemble work and Monty Alexander on acoustic fusing his native Jamaican touches. Gerry Mulligan demonstrates the “mainstream” of our music going back further to Miles’ Birth of the Cool sessions. We look forward to Ms. Ana Popovic’s live performance and meanwhile revisit the great Billy Boy Arnold when it comes to the blues. From the mid-‘70s fusion era comes drummer Tony Williams and 20 years later T.J. Kirk covers James Brown and Monk. Give the ladies some with Kathy Kosins and Ruth Brown. Frightening sounds emanate into hour # 2, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis roar on. We tune in Ken Nordine when we REALLY need him….don’t worry about the adversity & anxiety of our day, all we need is a reminder of what COULD happen (underground, community and unity are three words that come to our mind, thank you). Two of the cooler voices surround Cuban cuisine, making it Bob Dorough, Cinco de Moio and Michael Franks in succession. No one swung on sax like Zoot Sims, Earl Hines was the self-proclaimed “father of modern jazz piano,” and two alto saxes play back-to-back: New from Sigurder Folsason and happy 97th birthday to Charlie “The Bird” Parker. A hit record from Stan Kenton plays us out, Hacksaws keep falling on my head. 

MP3 of show # 1648 HR 1 sponsored by Los Compadres Restaurant 08-31-17
Antonio Adolfo-Deluge-Hybrido, From Rio to Wayne Shorter-AAM Artazanal ’17
Monty Alexander-Renewal-Road Dog-MACD ’17
Gerry Mulligan-Lollypop-Mainstream-Emarcy ’56
Miles Davis-Jeru-Birth of the Cool-Capitol ’49
Ana Popovic-The Only Reason-Blind for Love-Eclecto Groove ’09
Billy Boy Arnold-Got a Yellow Rose from Texas-Ten Million Dollars-Evidence ’84
Tony Williams Lifetime-Mr. Spock-The Collection-Columbia ’75
T.J. Kirk-I Got to Move/In Walked Bud-self-titled-WB ’95
Kathy Kosins-Go Slow-The Space Between-Mahogany ’13
Ruth Brown-It’s Just a Matter of Time-Fantasy ’91
2-min break music: Dirty Dozen Brass Band-Tomorrow

MP3 of show # 1648 HR 2 sponsored by Allegro Music 08-31-17
Thad Jones & Mel Lewis-Mach II-Live in Munich-Horizon ’79
Ken Nordine-Flibberty Jib-Word Jazz-Dot ’57
Bob Dorough-Better than Anything-title track-Inner City ’66 
Cinco de Moyo-Arroz con Pollo-self-titled-Tempest ’05
Michael Franks-Popsicle Toes-The Art of Tea-Reprise ’79
Zoot Sims-Travelin’ Light-For Lady Day-Pablo ’78
Earl Hines-Tea for Two-Live at the Village Vanguard-Columbia ’65
Sigurdur Folsason-Serenading the Moon-Green Moss Black Sand-Storyville ’17    
Charlie Parker-Charlie’s Wig-Very Best Of-WB ’46
Stan Kenton-Eager Beaver-Best Of-Capitol ’44
2-min break music: Supersax-Lady Be Good


​Good topics could be chosen from opening selections: Pianist/composer John Hicks’ Faith (his album dealing with peace), Latin New York Yambu’s Movin’ On, or LeeLee Robert and Wasting Time (is it really time wasted)? Other than that we have more new releases from trumpeter Matt Cappy and NY pianist and Smalls storied jazz club owner Spike Wilner. Every session needs its Latin rhythms, this time we turn to Orchesto Nuestro and Afro Cuban All Stars. Tension releases with Donald Byrd & choir, Ella and Duke. Cannonball Adderley was hip right up to the end, a fact of life. Speaking of which, Basie hosts Lambert Hendricks and Ross for second hour openers, Tay Brown’s bass-ic buoyancy flows into a couple blues off our shelves, George Harmonica Smith and Albert King. Herbie Hancock and Monty Alexander both played concerts recently, Canadian trumpeter Ingrid Jensen has an extended outing of moods and no one hosted better all-night parties than Nat King Cole. Pianist Kait Dunton takes us out of another delightful session of many topics, hooked on a Hacksaw.

MP3 of show # 1647 HR 1 sponsored by Miss Daisy Pet Grooming 08-24-17
John Hicks-Faith-Piece for my Peace-Landmark ’96
Yambu-Movin’ On-Al Santiago Presents-Montuno ’75
LeeLee Robert-Wasting Time-Let Me Be the One Leelee Music ’16
Matt Cappy Rose Lane-Church and State-Ropadope ’17
Spike Wilner Trio-The Upasaka-Live at Smalls Live    ’14
Juan DeMarcos Afro Cuban All Stars-Barbaridad-Absolutely Live II-DM! Ahora ’17
Orchesto Nuestro Nita-Lingo Nita-Latin Dance Party ARC ’04
Donald Byrd-Christo Redemptor-A New Perspective-Blue Note ’63
Ella Fitzgerald-Chelsea Bridge-Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook-Verve ’57
Cannonball Adderley-74 Miles Away-Phenix-Fantasy ’75
2-min break music: Ingrid Jensen-Skookum Spook

MP3 of show # 1647 HR 2 sponsored by Music Scene AZ 08-24-17
Count Basie feat. Joe Williams, Lambert, Hendricks, Ross-The King-Sing Along with Basie-Roulette ’58
Ray Brown Trio-My Romance-Seven Steps to Heaven-Telarc ’95
George Harmonica Smith-Hey Mr. Porter-California Blues-Kent ’56
Albert King Killin’ Floor Best Of Stax ’67
Herbie Hancock-Watermelon Man-Taking Off-Blue Note ’62
Monty Alexander-Strawberry Hill-Road Dog-MACD ’17
Ingrid Jensen-Vernal Fields/I Love You-Vernal Fields-Enja ’95
Nat King Cole-Sometimes I’m Happy-After Midnight-Capitol ’56
Kait Dunton-Under the Bridge-TrioKait Casual-R & D ’16
2-min break music: Kait Dunton-Don’t Speak


​Meridian Trio is today’s jazz really going somewhere, sticking in the head long after its heard. Like-minded pianist Jessica Williams totally individualizes Monk, and we are reminded how Ornette Coleman’s pushing ahead of the music brought about Old and New Dreams, his rhythm section touring without him. Pharrell may have been happy, but Flip Nunez came before with Happy-ing. No one comes before Erroll Garner’s piano ballad treatment. Celebrating a couple solid jazz cats, namely Lester Young and Symphony Sid, is Dave Pell’s Prez Conference. Our Latin mood this program comes from Fania All-Stars, Dizzy and Machito respectively, Luciana Souza is totally South American, and Jimmy Smith serves up soul jazz. For hard bop we turn to a son-of-a-master, T.S. Monk. Nancy King and Glenn Moore provide humor in a standard, our only blues-based number this time is Euro rockabilly from AJ & the Rockets. We have many new releases to share, including the all-star Cookers group, Colin Steel has a trumpet-led quartet, veteran bassist but seldom leader Gerald Cannon hosts Gary Bartz’s alto sax and Jeremy Pelt’s trumpet. Two of the greatest together, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster, keep us in check. Oscar Brown Jr., poetry and political sexual consciousness front & center, sings a ditty once banned from commercial radio. Finally Dinah Washington fronts three of the greatest trumpeters of all. Flow, personality, purpose, identity, Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of Show # 1646 HR 1 sponsored by Rayner's Chocolate and Coffee Shop 08-17-17
Meridian Trio-Rhododendron-Triangulum-Clean Feed ’17
Jessica Williams-Bemshaw Swing-And Then There’s This-Timeless ’90
Old and New Dreams-Guinea-self-titled-ECM ’79
Flip Nunez-Happying-My Own Time and Space-Catalyst ’76
Erroll Garner-Long Ago and Far Away-title track-Columbia ’51
Dave Pell’s Prez Conference-Jumpin w/Symphony Sid-Featuring Harry Sweets Edison-GNP Crescendo ’76
Fania All-Stars-Mama Guela-Latin Soul Rock-Fania ’72
Dizzy Gillespie y Machito-Exuberante-Afro Cuban Jazz Moods-Pablo ’76
Luciana Souza-Bahia-Brazilian Duos-Sunnyside ’02
Jimmy Smith-It’s Necessary-title track-Mercury ’77
2-min break music: Charlie Hunter Trio-Wornell’s Yorkies

MP3 of Show # 1646 HR 2 sponsored by Rayner's Chocolate and Coffee Shop 08-17-17
T.S. Monk-Gypsy Folk Tales-T.S. Monk Band-Blue Note ’95
Nancy King and Glenn Moore-Mountain Greenery-Impending Bloom-Justice ’91
AJ & the Rocket Trio-Feel the Motor Runnin’-Get Up and Dance # 4 Jivers-Rhythm Bomb ’16
Cookers-Oceans of Time-Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart-Smoke Sessions ’16
Colin Steele Quartet-The Vampires of Camelon-Diving for Pearls-Marina ’17
Gerald Cannon-A Thought-Combinations-Woodneck ’17
Ben Webster-Coleman Hawkins-Maria-Giants of the Tenor Sax-Verve ’57
Oscar Brown-Ladies Man-Movin’ On-Atlantic ’72
Dinah Washington-I’ve Got You Under my Skin-Compact Jazz-Mercury ’54
2-min break music: Herbie Mann-Comin’ Home Baby


​From across the pond comes the spirit & soul directly from American blues 1950’s style, “Juke’s” Jacknives play a Switcharoo, and Lowell Folsun Reconsiders one more time. Piano persuades between Marion mcPartland, Brubeck and Jacques Loussuier playing Bach to celebrate 95th year of our East Lansing radio affiliate hitting the air.  We also got an email from a listener of that station inquiring of our weekly theme song, “Jeannine.” Certainly!  Wes Montgomery, a version probably originally for Riverside, later definitely on Milestone. Early ‘60s, recorded at the Cellar in Vancouver BC (I have a feeling this is a shortened/spliced version of two takes). Anat Cohen and her Trio Brasileiro allow clarinet over ethnic rhythms, Dizzy Gillespie does Latin New York in another way. Bria Skonberg sings and plays her trumpet and Jimmy Witherspoon sings the blues grandaddy of ‘em all.  Laws and Hawes are two of the names in hour # 2, Hubert on flute and Hampton on piano. Around them are Afro Cuban All-stars, Gloria Lynn, tenor man Eric Allison from Florida, Elvin Jones’ drums and Jazz Machine with Bird blowing a ballad, the rock Al Casey playing one of his guitar hits, and Kenny Clark bringing in Cannonball Adderley to the studio for the first time. This week’s cast and characters ask the musical question, how much is that Hacksaw in the window?

MP3 of Show # 1645 HR 1 sponsored by Gifts Anon 08-10-17
Idigio “Juke” Ingala & Jacknives-You Off My Mind-Switcharoo-Rhythm Bomb ’17    
Lowell Fulson-Reconsider Baby-single-Checker ’54 
Marion McPartland-Rain Check-Plays the Music of Billy Strayhorn-Concord ’87
Dave Brubeck-The Duke-Plays Brubeck-Columbia ’54
Jacques Loussuier-Gavotte in D Major-Plays Bach-Telarc ’96
Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro-Velasa do Sul-Rosa dos Ventos-Anzic ’17
Dizzy Gillespie-Manteca Suite-Afro Cuban Jazz-Verve ’54
Bria Skonberg-Don’t Be that Way-Bria-Sony Okeh ’16
Jimmy Witherspoon-St. Louis Blues-And Gerry Mulligan with Ben Webster-Folkways ’67
2-min break music: Marion McPartland-Lush Life

MP3 of Show # 1645 HR 2 sponsored by Music Scene AZ 08-10-17
Afro Cuban All Stars-Yaimara’s Groove-Absolute Live II-DM Ahora ’17
Hubert Laws-Restoration-In the Beginning-CTI ’74
Gloria Lynn-All Day Long-Miss Gloria Lynn-Everest ’58
Eric Allison-Funk Boulevard-Mean Streets Beat-Contemporary ’96
Hampton Hawes-Billy Boy-Everybody Likes Vol. 3-Contemporary ’56
Elvin Jones & his Jazz Machine-Giraffe-Remembrance-Pausa ’78
Charlie Parker-Out of Nowhere-Very Best Of-WB ’46
Al Casey-Juice-Cookin’-Phantom ’62
Kenny Clarke feat. Cannonball Adderley-Bohemia After Dark-title track-Savoy ’55
2-min break music: Gerry Mulligan-Taurus Moon


​We’ve got another eclectic combination of styles and moods his session. Pure Paul Desmond begins with his dry martini sax sound, Lizz Wright contributes slightly more depth and a heavier groove. Culture shock into trad with Tyler Yarema’s boogie piano and Jeff Healy’s trumpet, followed by J.P. Torres’ trombone and Hilton Ruiz’s piano. A sphere of space is begun by Neal Caine’s bass, continued by Jethro Tull’s flute, and concluded by Esoteric Circle’s sax and guitar. For buoyancy we turn to Kristin Korb’s Brazilian offering and Bill Evans’ piano time, to conclude the hour on the chitlin circuit with BB King and Illinois Jacquet. Big band and deep groove usher in another hour between Gerald Wilson’s LA sound & Jack McDuff’s organ. Then we step onto our floto portation device and go back in time to the first concert of JATP: Nat Cole was the headliner but Les Paul was the star, demonstrating his Django guitar chops. Blues group from the desert southwest, Hoodoo Kings, are highly compatible with dancers too. We are grateful to the Putumayo series of world beat releases, in this case Los Nimos for salsa in the new millennium. We HAD to play that Peidmont style of picking as Cephas and Wiggins declare the Dog Days of August, and pianistic prowess from Joanne Brackeen and Mulgrew Miller display compatibility in musical meanderings to straighten it all out for us: Same time same station each week, Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of Show # 1644 HR 1 sponsored by The Womack 08-03-17
Paul Desmond-Was a Sunny Day-Skylark-CTI ’73
Lizz Wright-River Man-Freedom and Surrender-Concord ’15
Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm-For One More Day-Got a Brand New Suit-Radioland ’17    
J. P. Torres-Sweet Cherry Pie-Trombone Man-Sony Tropijazz ’95
Neal Caine-Hempire Strikes Back-Backstabber’s Ball-Smalls ’05
Jethro Tull-Round-This Was-Island ’68
Esoteric Circle-Sas 644-self-titled-Flying Dutchman-’69
Kristin Korb-Black Orpheus-Introducing-Telarc ’96
Bill Evans-Tenderly-Peace Piece and Other Pieces-Milestone ’58
BB King-Woke Up this Morning-Singing the Blues-Crown ’57
Illinois Jacquet-Pamela’s Blues-With Wild Bill Davis-Classic Jazz ’73
2-min break music: Monty Alexander-Jamento 

MP3 of Show # 1644 HR 2 sponsored by Tom Batson 08-03-17
Gerald Wilson Orchestra-Milestones-Best Of-Pacific Jazz ’62
Jack McDuff-Layin’ Back-The Fourth Dimension-Cadet ’73
Jazz At The Philharmonic feat. Nat Cole and Les Paul-Body and Soul-The First Concert-Verve ’44
Dave Trippy & the Hoodoo Kings-She’s Fine-One More Time-Trippy ’91
Los Nimos-Remindo Malalor Rough Guide to Salsa Dance 2nd Ed.
John Cephas and Phil Wiggins-Dog Days of August-title track-Flying Fish ’86
Joanne Brackeen-Cram ’N Exam-Pink Elephant Magic-Arkadia ’99
Mulgrew Miller Trio-One Notch Up-From Day to Day-Milestone ’90
2-min break music: Terence Blanchard-Breathless

​From New Orleans, the young Wessell Anderson is a fierce swinger, Sunnyland Slim has the Patience of Jobe (sic). Florida’s JP Soars leads his Red Hots and Monk waxes and wanes thirty two bars at a time with regulars and guest soloists. With a tribute to fellow Canadian Oscar Peterson comes Bernie Senensky, the soft sparkle of Claude Thornhill’s orchestra plays a bob era favorite. For funky organ we turn to Ohio’s Tony Monaco and another regional revelation is guitarist Peter Sprague from San Diego. Ultimate relaxation is provided by Billie Holiday, with or without lover.  In hour # 2 we experience pianist Phillip Strange meandering musically thru a Brubeck piece, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers are relentless in rhythm. German trumpeter Till Bronner has Ray Brown and Jeff Hamilton for support. Bassist Roberto Ochipinti plays another selection off his latest album, Juan De Marcos in in the house with the Afro Cuban All Stars and a penultimate pairing of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis have Blues in a Minute. Delicacies for musical menu and coppin' a groove, we’re Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of Show # 1643 HR 1 sponsored by Los Compadres Restaurant 07-27-17
Wessell Anderson-Dr. Splooge-Warmdaddy in the Garden of Swing-Atlantic ’94
Sunnyland Slim-Patience like Jobe-Decoration Day-Evidence ’80
JP Soars-Back of my Mind-More Bees with Honey-Soars High ’11
Thelonious Monk-I Mean You-Who’s Afraid of the Big Band Monk?-Columbia ’64
Bernie Senensky-The Mover-From the Heart (tribute to Oscar Peterson)-Radioland ’16
Claude Thornhill and his Orchestra-Robbins Nest-The Uncollected-Hindsight ’47
Tony Monaco-Ode to Brother Jack-Master Chops T-Summit ’02
Peter Sprague-If I Should Lose You-Na Pali Coast-Concord ’85
Billie Holiday-When Your Lover has Gone-Best Of-Verve ’57
2-min break music: Heisenberg Uncertainty Players-Food for Thought

MP3 of Show # 1643 HR 2 sponsored by Gifts Anon 07-27-17
Phillip Strange-In Your Own Sweet Way-One Summer Afternoon-New Truth ’11
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers-Jody-In My Prime Vol. 1-Timeless ’79
Till Bronner-Ku’ Damm 1:30 AM-Generations of Jazz-Minor Music ’94
Roberto Ochipinti-Tuareg-Stabilimento-Melodica ’16
Juan De Marcos Afro Cuban All Stars-Laura en el Paraiso-Absolutely Live II-DM! Ahora ’17
Thad Jones & Mel Lewis-Blues in a Minute-Potpourri-Philadelphia International ’74
2-min break music: Mo Al Jazz-Off the Wall































































































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