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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; 
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New Mexico, KCEI Red River 90.1 FM; 
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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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Positive circumstances took me to the south in 1998, but it was Sonny Payne who showed me the ropes once I got there.  Memphis and the Sun Studio were great, but I wasn’t doing research on Elvis.  I wanted to find people who were around, and maybe knew, Sonny Boy Williamson 2 Rice Miller in the Helena Arkansas region.  Not only was King Biscuit Time still a daily radio show at 12:15pm, but its host since 1951, Sonny Payne was still there.  Mr. Payne died February 9th 2018 at age 92, having slowed down considerably but still doing radio.  From the late ’90s thru 2009, I made semi-annual visits to Helena for the King Biscuit Blues Festival, and the radio show from which it was named, the ORIGINAL King Biscuit Time.  The name came from the flour that sponsored the show from the beginning in 1941, when Sonny Boy Williamson and Robert Jr. Lockwood played live for 15 minutes each lunchtime.  Sonny Payne let me in on the original script.  He added that the commercial “had only changed a few words here and there” over the years.  Here are a few minutes of Sonny Payne’s invitation to visit on the air in 2009, KFFA radio Helena Ark.  Also just passed: Eddie Shaw, saxophonist for the last groups backing Howlin’ Wolf.  The saxophonist’s son, Eddie Van Shaw will carry on the blues legacy playing a 3-neck monstrosity of a guitar.  Sixteen tons and what do you get?  Another damned Hacksaw and deeper in debt. 

​MP3 of show # 1672 HR 1 sponsored by Gifts Anon 02-15-18
Joe Haider Jazz Orchestra & the Sparklettes The Inner Ear-Back to the Roots-Double Moon ’18
Walter Smith III Joshua Christian On the Trail-Twio-Whirlwind ’18
Fiesta Mambo-Flowered Skirts-Salsa Music-Hot Ideas ’13
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers-Social Call-Second Edition feat. Johnny Griffin-RCA ’57
Carmen McRae-Star Eyes-Great American Music Hall-Blue Note ’77
Muddy Waters-Walkin’ Thru the Park, -Fathers and Sons-Chess ’69
King Pleasure Swan Blues-Mr. Jazz-UA ’60
Zoot Sims-Come Rain or Come Shine-Nirvana-Groove Merchant ’73
Lester Young-That’s All-Prez & Sweets-Verve ’56
Miles Davis Seven Steps to Heaven-title track-Columbia ’63    
2-min break music: Stockton Helbing-Overtime Loss

MP3 of show # 1672 HR 2 sponsored by Tom Batson CFP
Charles Mingus-Tijuana Gift Shop-Tijuana Moods-RCA ’57
Duke Ellington/Count Basie-Until I Met You-First Time-Columbia ’63
Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang-Sittin’ On Top of the World-Chicago Blues Sessions-Alligator ’83
Eddie Shaw Dunkin Donuts Woman-Can’t Stop Now-Delmark ’97
Sonny Boy Williamson-Fattening Frogs for Snakes-His Best-Chess ’57
Menagerie-The Arrow of Time-title track-freestyle ’18
Dakota Staton-East of the Sun-T1325-Capitol ’56
Oscar Peterson-Close Your Eyes-Swinging Brass-Verve ’59
Rene Rosnas-Elephant Dust-Belovedof the Sky-Smoke Sessions ’18 
2-min break music: Eddie Shaw-Back Door Wolf

​One hundred miles an hour comes trumpeter Terrell Stafford, Dexter Gordon tempers considerably. We get on an Antonio Carlos Jobim kick, alternating others along the way: Elis Rigina, Mark Murphy, Richie Cole and Ahmad Jamal in that mix. The obscure Teddy Charles is heard on two instruments and from two sessions, in ’55 with Miles and from a bizarre 1957 16 2/3 RPM release by Curtis Fuller and Hampton Hawes (though the latter isn’t heard). We take our one chance to spin Afro Cuban rhythms with Juan DeMarcos All Stars before opening hour # 2 with focus on feedback from listeners mainly in the midwest via Facebook notifications…If listener Donald Locker favors lady singers, one email from an anonymous “Hugh,” most likely from an undisclosed blues bunker somewhere, tied it all up for us: “Your show is advertised as jazz and blues. I am a blues fan and like some jazz but there is next to no blues, l am quite disappointed. Can you rectify the situation.” All right, time to go crazy, as if discovering favorite blues all over again: BB King, Sonny Boy (Rice Miller) Williamson, Little Walter, Amos Milburn, Jimmy Reed, Billy Boy Arnold and Lightnin’ Hopkins. Charlie Musselwhite was one of my first favorites (ironically singing John Lee “Sonny Boy 1” Williamson music), here doing Elmore James. From more of the Chicago mix comes Howlin’ Wolf, but listener Bob Kelly was rather taken by our own desert southwest Geo Bowman. And since listener Jered Ingersoll represents blues man Brooks Williams we had to hear that guy. Then across the pond for 2017 blues (still sounding 1955), and finally the rivalry is still going: “Mr Blues” Wynonie Harris vs. “Black Diamond” Roy Brown. Ready to slit your wrists NOW? Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP3 of show # 1671 HR 1 sponsored by Young Sounds of Arizona 02-08-18
Terrell Stafford-Qui Qui-Time to Let Go-Candid ’95
Dexter Gordon-A Nightengale Sang in Berkley Square-Gotham City-Columbia ’77
Antonio Carlos Jobim feat. Elis Regina-Raining in the Rose Garden-And Guests-Verve ’74
Mark Murphy-Waters March-Stolen Moments-Muse ’78
Richie Cole-Stormy Weather-New York Afternoon-Muse ’77    
Ahmad Jamal-Wave-The Awakening-Impulse ’70
Miles Davis feat. Teddy Charles Easy Living-Blue Moods-Prestige ’55
Curtis Fuller and Hampton Hawes feat. Teddy Charles-Lyriste-With French Horns-Status ’57
Juan DeMarcos and the Afro Cuban All-Stars-No vamp a la Rumba!-Absolutely Live II-DM Ahora ’17
2-min break music: Herb Alpert & Hugh Masakela-Lobo

MP3 of show # 1671 sponsored by Shiner Gold Pomade HR 2 02-08-18
BB King-Rock Me Baby-single-Kent ’58
Sonny Boy Williamson-Nine Below Zero-King Biscuit Time-Arhoolie ’51
Muddy Waters-I’m Ready-Best Of-Chess ’54
Little Walter-Crazy Mixed-Up World-Rock ’N’ Rumble-Checker ’59
Amos Milburn-Bad Bad Whiskey-single-Aladdin ’50
Jimmy Reed-Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby-Jazz & Blues-Charly ’55
Billy Boy Arnold-I Ain’t Got You-Eldorado Cadillac-Alligator ’95
Lightnin’ Hopkins-My Baby Don’t Stand no Cheatin’-Prestige/Bluesville ’62
Charlie Musselwhite-Stranger-Leave the Blues to Us-Capitol ’75
Howlin’ Wolf-Three Hundred Pounds of Joy-His Best-Chess ’63
Geo Bowman-Trouble in My House-All I Wanna Do (Sing the Blues)-GeoBowman ’13
Brooks Williams-Lizard Logic-Little Lion-Signature Sounds ’00
Jelly Roll Men-Mr. Home Breaker-Jelly Roll Shuffle-Rhythm Bomb ’17
BB & the Blues Shacks-Honeycomb-Reservation Blues-Rhythm Bomb ’17
Wynonie Harris-Good Rockin’ Tonight-single-King ’47
Roy Brown-Queen of Diamonds-single-King ’54
2-min break music: Red Rodney-Red White and Blues

From bassist Paul Chambers’ first session, he had to have John Coltrane included. Straight to salsa with Mongo Santamaria of the ‘70s followed by continued Cuban counterpoint from Tito Puente and Celia Cruz of the ‘80s. Begging for blues we visit Sue Foley in Austin, and Billy Branch with Lurrie Bell in Chicago. We theorize that Gregory Porter is a candidate to continue jazz vocalese, hear more from his Be Good 2012 album. Mellowing and mesmerizing is Sara Jarosz, with Jerry Donato’s sax soothing in Deep Purple. A tough act to follow but the show must go on, from among the first new year’s releases comes saxophonist Wayne Escoffery after being in the Tom Harrell group for years, also bassist Simon Chivallon from the Republic of Jazz. In hour # 2 a couple trumpeters bebopping their way into your hearts, a boperation to be precise. Abdullah Ibrahim gets serious for a moment, then Don Pullen, George Adams and Dannie Richmond, musicians from a later Charles Mingus group, improvise a delightful ditty. Hear stereo in 1956 a year before it was invented, with Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges at Newport. Coltrane re-appears in this week’s episode, from 1959, Cousin Mary. A side note: Hodges once employed Coltrane when the former led his own band for a while. Heisenberg Uncertainty Players is a grouping of forward-thinking youths from the west coast, and German Joachim Kuhn has a new trio release, here playing the Doors. We conclude with a mellow melody, sung by Judy Wexler. No automation just hand collected and selected for you since 1975, Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP3 of show # 1670 HR 1 sponsored by Los Compadres Restaurant 02-01-18
Paul Chambers-Trane’s Blues-Chambers Music-Jazz West ’56
Mongo Santamaria-O Mi Shango-Sofrito-Fania ’76
Tito Puente/Celia-Pachito Eche-Salsa Explosion ’85
Sue Foley-Better-Walking in the Sun-Antones ’96
Billy Branch Lurrie Bell & the Sons of Blues-Breakin’ up Somebody’s Home-

                                              Chicago’s Young Blues Generation-Evidence ’82
Gregory Porter-Bling Bling-Be Good-Motema ’12    
Sarah Jarosz-Jaqueline-Undercurrent-Sugar Hill ’16    
Jerry Donato-Deep Purple-It’s a Cool Heat-Tempest ’05
Wayne Escoffery-In His Eyes-Vortex-Sunnyside ’18
Simon Chivallon-Four Flowers Flying Wolf-Jazz Family ’18
2-min break music: Herb Ellis-Besame Mucho

MP3 of show # 1670 HR 2 sponsored by Tom Batson CFP  02-01-18
Howard McGhee-Fats Navarro Sextet-Boperation-Fabulous Fats Navarro-Blue Note ’48
Abdullah Ibrahim-Tuang Guru-Water from an Ancient Well-Black Hawk ’86 
Don Pullen-George Adams Quartet-Mr. Smoothie-Breakthrough-Blue Note ’86
Hugh Masakela-Night in Tunisia-I am Not Afraid-Blue Thumb ’74
Duke Ellington-Jeep’s Blues-At Newport-Columbia ’56
John Coltrane-Cousin Mary-Giant Steps-Atlantic ’59
Heisenberg Uncertainty Players-5-e-&-a-Emergency Postcards-T. Duffield ’13 
Joachim Kuhn-Crystal Ship-Love and Peace-ACT ’18
Judy Wexler-Delilah-Dreams and Shadows-Jazzed Media ’09
2-min break music: Hugh Masakela-Grazing in the Grass

Other than an opening bop anthem from vibraphonist Milt Jackson, the first half hour of our broadcast this week is pretty mellow. Chick Corea’s gorgeous composing with accompanist Gary Burton also lends artistic license from Joe Farrell and John McGlaughlin to Follow your Heart. We’ve renewed our subscription by humming an old favorite played this time by Grant Green and Jack McDuff. Time to reboot with 21st Century Brazilian and then easing down rhythmically. Jaco Pastorius plays bass with Weather Report, then behind Joni Mitchell who is guilty by association with Herbie Hancock on a double play, then Herbie remaining for an encore. And overlaying four of these numbers in a row is saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Speaking of rhythms, Holly Hofman plays alto flute and Jorge Cabrera y su Tres represents South Beach salsa. Back from obscurity for just a moment is singer Teri Thornton who was spot-on in her time, the Anderson twins play saxophones of various range. Another new track from pianist Monty Alexander and a gem from the archives of high-note trumpet man Maynard Ferguson. We give the singers some: Lizz Wright and Gregory Porter from among today’s more accurate, then one more big band chart from Gil Evans. It’s blues time to make it a wrap, John Nicholas from Asleep at the Wheel hosts Johnny Shines and Big Walter Horton! Finally Smokey Wilson achieves a wicked groove with an Elmore James line. Miles, Muddy and Mongo are gone from this earth, but remain a presence in the PRESENT, Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of show # 1669 HR 1 sponsored by The Womack 01-25-18
Milt Jackson with Hubert Laws-Opus de Funk-Goodbye-CTI ’73
Gary Burton/Chick Corea-Crystal Silence-title track-ECM ’72
Joe Farrell Quartet-Follow your Heart-CTI ’70
Grant Green with Jack McDuff-Old Folks-Grantstand-Blue Note ’62
Suba-Tantos Desejas (Nicola Conte remix)-Nu Brazil-Messidor ’02
Weather Report-Barnaby Coast-Black Market-Columbia ’77
Joni Mitchell-Goodbye Pork Pie Hat-Mingus-Asylum ’79
Herbie Hancock feat. Joni Mitchell-Gershwin’s World-Verve ’98
Herbie Hancock-Here Come da Honey Man-Gershwin’s World-Verve ’98
2-min break music: Yuma Jazz Co. Steve Hennig-Street Scene

​​MP3 of show # 1669 HR 2 sponsored by Music Scene AZ dot com

Holly Hofman-Soul Leo-Low Life-Capri ’14
Jorge Cabrera y su Tres-Esa Negra-South Beach Salsa-Sommerset ’01
Teri Thornton-I Believe in You-I’ll be Easy to Find-Verve ’99
Peter & Will Anderson-Home Com’n-Music of the Soprano Masters-Gut String ’13
Monty Alexander-Darlin’-Road Dog MACD ’17
Maynard Ferguson-Knarf-Trumpet Rhapsody-MPS ’68
Lizz Wright-Singing in my Soul-Grace-Concord ’17
Gregory Porter-On My Way to Harlem-Be Good-Motema ’12    
Gil Evans-Theme-World Pacific ’59
John Nicholas-Blues Walk-Too Many Bad Habits-Blind Pig ’77
John Nicholas-Don’t You Mind People Grinnin’ in your Face-Too Many Bad Habits-Blind Pig ’77        
Smokey Wilson-Standing at the Crossroads-88th Street Blues-Blind Pig ’83
2-min break music: Hampton Hawes-Dizzy Mood

From a pensive perspective comes Dizzy Gillespie bowing to Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald live at the Cote d’Azur. We notice the barometric saxophone changing so enter rarely heard Cecil Payne, before mallet mastery happens in a pop setting with vibraphonist Roy Ayers. From the swing era come Buddy Tate and Roy Eldridge, Erroll Garner reminds us of his pianistic proportions, Paquito pays homage to a former employer remembering Diz and Jim Gelcer from South Africa sings and drums from a new release. Giving the blues ladies some, we start hour # 2 with Ruhie Foster, Susan Tedeschi and Karen Lovely respectively, Art Blakey is melodic in this 1961 setting with a great bunch of Jazz Messengers. But requests for the wide-open still come in, Mingus Dynasty to the rescue. For Afro-Cuban this day hear Celia Cruz, a couple more new releases with Brian Dickenson and Jamie Saft, the pianist from John Zorn’s out-there music. Jane Monheit and Antonio Hart represent turn-of-the-century jazz with slightly more convention. The hotter the amplifier tubes, the heavier the Hacksaw. 

​​MP3 of show # 1668 HR 1 sponsored by Shiner Gold Pomade 01-18-18
Dizzy Gillespie-Con Alma-Duets-Verve ’57
Duke Ellington feat. Ella Fitzgerald-It Don’t Mean a Thing-Compact Jazz-Verve ’66
Duke Jordan/Cecil Payne-I’m Gonna Learn your Style-East vs. West-Charlie Parker Records ’62
Roy Ayers-Ain’t No Sunshine-title track-Polydor ’71
Buddy Tate-Sunday-And his Buddies-Chiaroscuro ’73
Erroll Garner-Sweet and Lovely-One World Concert-Telarc ’63
Paquito D’Rivera-I Remember Diz-A Night in Englewood-Messidor ’94
Jim Gelcer-Three Little Birds-Melodies Pure and True-Indie ’17
2-min break music: Motion Picture Soundtrack She’s Gotta Have It-He’s On It

MP3 of Show # 1668 HR 2 sponsored by The Womack

Ruthie Foster-Let Me Know-Promise of a Brand New Day-Blue Corn ’14
Susan Tedeschi-The Danger Zone-Hope and Desire-Verve Forecast ’05
Karen Lovely-Ten Miles of Bad Road-title track-KarenLovely ’15
Art Blakey-Invitation-Jazz Messengers-Impulse ’61
Mingus Dynasty-Boogie Stop Shuffle-Chair in the Sky-Elektra ’79 
Celia Cruz con La Sonora Matancera-El Que Siembra Su Maiz-Best Of-Rhino ’62    
Brian Dickenson-Spring-Music for Jazz Orchestra-Addo ’17
Jamie Saft-The Barrier-Lonliness Road-Rare Noise ’17
Jane Monheit Just Squeeze Me In the Sun Warlock ’02
Antonio Hart-Uptown Traveler-It’s All Good-RCA ’95
2-min break music: Lisa Hilton-Mojave Moon

Fortunately the efforts of a metaphysical figure from decades ago stay pertinent and top-of-mind. Take Rahsaan Roland Kirk and his ‘60s flute groove, add the news that wide-open trombonist Roswell Rudd has passed. For flow we choose Ruben Gonzalez of the Buena Vista Social Club and a rather light statement from a heavy collaboration, Miles and Gil Evans. This episode, beginning with Eliane Elias, we spin a handful of our favorite releases of 2017. This takes us also thru some concert reviews, like Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro. One welcome re-release came from Canada’s Tyler Yarema, produced by the late Jeff Healy. Back to the always-un-filed stack of CDs and records that pile up around here, JP Torres’ trombone, and from the top of the heap another just obtained from the first concert of 2018, Ruthie Foster. Ben Webster and Sweets Edison are impeccable from the ‘60s to start another broadcast hour, T-Bone Walker was the first to Call it Stormy Monday, then a couple more 2017 releases from Afro Cuban All Stars and Paul Jones. We miss Argentine tenor saxist Gato Barbieri and revisit his Last Tango, plus Jaco Pastorius must not be overlooked. From his solo discs rather than with Weather Report come a little Word of Mouth and fierce innovation from his very first 1976 solo LP. Finally no one sings a signature tune like Blossom Dearie, TAKE ME RIGHT BACK TO THE HACK, JACK.

​MP3 of show # 1667 HR 1 sponsored by Young Sounds of Arizona 01-11-18
Rahsaan Roland Kirk-Making Love After Hours-Best Of-Atlantic ’65
Roswell w/Steve Lacey-Friday the 13th-Regeneration-Soul Note ’83
Ruben Gonzalez-Chanchullo-title track-Nonesuch World Circuit ’00
Miles Davis-I Don’t Wanna be Kissed-Miles Ahead-Columbia ’57
Eliane Elias-Sambou Sambou-Dance of Time-Concord ’17 
BB and the Blues Shacks-Angry Cat-Reservation-Rhythm Bomb ’17
Anot Cohen & Trio Brasileiro-Baiao da Esperança-Rosa dos Ventos-Anzic ’17
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
Ruthie Foster-Singing the Blues-Promise of a Brand New Day-Blue Corn ’14
2-min break music: Jimmy Thackery-Stumble

MP3 of show # 1667 HR 2 sponsored by Gifts Anon 01-11-18
Ben Webster and Harry Sweets Edison-Better Go-Giants of the Tenor Sax-Columbia ’61 
T Bone Walker-Call it Stormy Monday-single-Capitol- ’47
Afro Cuban All Stars-Yaimara’s Groove-Absolute Live II-DM Ahora ’17
Paul Jones-Dirty Curty-Clean-Outside in Music ’17
Gato Barbieri-Last Tango in Paris-title track-United Artists ’73
Jaco Pastorius-Liberty City-Word of Mouth-Warner Brothers ’81
Jaco Pastorius-Kuru/Speak like a Child-self-titled-Columbia ’76
Blossom Dearie-Peel me a Grape-My New Celebrity is You-Daffodil ’76
2-min break music: Harry Allen-Desifinado

Cleared for takeoff in a new broadcast year is Charles McPherson on sax with the first flight out, the descent tracked by pianist Russell Schmidt. With swing and melody comes saxophonist Ralph Moore joining Ray Brown’s trio, true melody in ballad tempo follows. Brilliant Brazilian drummer Robertinho Silva jams a while then we kick this baby into blues mode with the Wolf, his saxophonist Eddie Shaw, and the Kokomo Kings from Germany. The latter is from among our favorite releases of 2017, and upon hearing more, we next visit bassist Gerald Cannon before Cal Tjader and Eddie Palmieri wrap a refrain in reunion. In hour # 2, Kansas City’s Mary Lou Williams joins Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall with a whole arrangement built around her boogie-woogie piano. Very similar genre unite trumpeters Howard McGhee and Clifford Brown, Ella Fitzgerald sings a page of the Duke Ellington songbook. Back to more of our favorite 2017 releases, respectively Meridian Trio, the Colin Steele Quartet of Scotland, and Blind Boys of Alabama. Of course salsa from Conjunto Colores and blues with Jack McDuff go best side-by-side before today’s coda, 2017 Monty Alexander piano. A presence in the present, you have to go thru it to know what it’s like, Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of show # 1666 HR 1 sponsored by Music Scene AZ 01-04-18
Charles McPherson-Lynns Grins-First Flight Out-Arabesque ’94
Russell Schmidt-Descent-Anachromysticism-Amp ’12
Ray Brown Trio with Ralph Moore-Like Someone in Love-Moore Makes 4-Concord ’91
Ray Brown Trio with Ralph Moore-Polka Dots and Moonbeams-Moore Makes 4-Concord ’91
Robertinho Silva-Exits and Flags-Shot On Goal-Milestone ’95
Howlin’ Wolf-Built for Comfort-The Real Folk Blues-Chess ’63
Eddie Shaw-Lick Skillet Mississippi-Four Decades Of-North Atlantic Blues ’05
Kokomo Kings-Silicone Brain-Rhythm Bomb ’17
Gerald Cannon-Every Man is a King-Combinations-Woodneck ’17
Cal Tjader and Eddie Palmieri Guajira en Azul-El Sonido Nuevo-Verve ’67
2-min break music: Cal Tjader and Eddie Palmieri Ritmo Uni

MP3 of show # 1666 HR 2 sponsored by the Womack 01-04-18
Benny Goodman feat. Mary Lou Williams-Roll ‘Em-Live at Carnegie Hall 40th Anniversary Concert-London ’78
Howard McGhee-Tahitian Lullaby-That Bop Thing-Bethlehem ’55
Clifford Brown-Land’s End-The Quintet Vol. 1-Emarcy ’55
Duke Ellington feat. Ella Fitzgerald-Chelsea Bridge-Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook-Verve ’57
Meridian Trio-Ringdown-Triangulum-Clean Feed ’17
Colin Steele Quartet-The Bluebells-Diving for Pearls-Marina ’17
Blind Boys of Alabama-Pray for Peace-Almost Home-BBOA ’17
Conjunto Colores-Tambo la Rumba-Rough Guide to Salsa Dance-World Music Net ’05
Brother Jack McDuff-A Real Goodun-LIVE!-Prestige ’63
Monty Alexander-Hello-Road Dog-MACD ’17
2-min break music: Lewis Nash-Monk’s Dream

​The roaring, swinging 1964 version of Maynard Ferguson gives us the blues yet another day, both swing and blues are retained for Johnny Taylor. With that introduction we dive into contemporary trouble and Brandon Isaak followed by raw, solo, 8-bar blues as only Louisiana Red could do solo. Afro Beat meets Sun Ra, off the tone center on purpose with the respectful Ezra Collective. Then we enjoy melody in history with two of the friendliest competitors on the jam session stage, Lester Young and Flip Phillips. We just lost vocalists Kevin Mahogany and Keely Smith and spin one each from them, Duke Ellington and Marlena Shaw help hold it together. Two Chick Corea compositions came together between turntables, Stan Getz and Bill Watrous, sax and trombone respectively. Hour two begins with the innovative Eddie Palmieri but this time serving up conventional rumba and 6/8 time. More blues on the way with Roy Brown and Darryl Nullish, instrumentally with Tony Monaco and Charlie Hunter’s Trio keeps things happening. We like young new tenor saxophonist Johannes Mossinger, cerebral exercise covers just about all the eras in a single track, taking the instrument further than many so-called “chords & scales” players (perhaps a discipline thru freedom). Finally after a new release from drummer/singer Jim Gelcer, we revisit what Weather Report was doing in ’73, freshly inspired by a sabbatical-taking Miles of the time. Whether swinging with salsa, or boogieing with bop, we are bearers of blues, Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP3 of show # 1665 HR 1 sponsored by Gold Star Construction 12-28-17
Maynard Ferguson-Every Day I Have the Blues-The Big F-Mainstream ’64
Johnny Taylor-It’s Cheaper to Keep Her-Taylor in Silk-Stax ’73
Brandon Isaak-Just a Little Wine-Bluesman’s Plea-MAPL ’11
Louisiana Red-Parole Blues-Sittin’ Here Wondering’-Earwig ’95
Ezra Collective-Juan Pablo The Philosopher-title track-Enter the Jungle ’17
Jazz At The Philharmonic feat. Lester Young-Polka Dots Moonbeams-Carnegie Blues-Verve ’49
Jazz At The Philharmonic feat. Flip Phillips-Can’t We be friends-Carnegie Blues-Verve ’49
Kevin Mahogany-Just in Time-You Got What it Takes-Enja ’95
Duke Ellington Take the A Train-Giants of Jazz-RCA ’41
Marlena Shaw-It is Love-title track-Verve ’87
Keely Smith-Dearly Beloved-title track-Dot ’61
Stan Getz-La Fiesta-Captain Marvel-Columbia ’75
Bill Watrous-Spain-Manhattan Wildlife Refuge-Columbia ’74
2-min break music: Big John Patton-One Step Ahead

MP3 of show # 1665 HR 2 sponsored by Allegro Music 12-28-17
Eddie Palmieri-Augustine Parish-Sabiduria (Wisdom)-Ropeadope ’17
Roy Brown-Bar Room Blues-Good Rockin’ Tonight-King ’50
Darryl Nullish-Telephone Blues-The Whole Truth-Severn ’98
Tony Monaco-Greasy Spoon-Fiery Blues-Summit ’04
Charlie Hunter Trio-Bullethead-Bing Bing Bing-Blue Note ’95
Johannes Mossinger Quartett-Walkin’ Out-Live-Elgenverlag ’12
Jim Gelcer-Will It Go ‘round in Circles-Melodies Pure and True-Indie ’17
Weather Report-Boogie Woogie Waltz-Mysterious Traveler-Columbia ’73
2-min break music: Sonny Rollins-Biji

​The first half hour is about groove: Swing with the young saxophonist Scott Hamilton, Latin with Manny Oquendo, and Miles Davis’ take on what was called “fusion” (though I really feel Miles’ “Bitch’s Brew” album was so different from any other “fusion”). The next half hour is mostly vintage, though a new track from trumpeter/vocalist Benny Benack III is included. We like the forward-thinking trombone of Ray Anderson, the lasting popularity of the real “King of Swing” Count Basie, and the recent inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Sad was Rufus Thomas’ legal hot water over his Bear Cat record, but happy is the dance band of Ray Anthony who came from Glenn Miller and is still living. Hour two begins with the fabulous Anderson Brothers, from the desert southwest comes a high-level performance from Jay Busch and Viva Jazz. Every broadcast has to return to vinyl, so Junior Parker and Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson spin on the turntables. Trio da Paz with guests Claudio Roditi and Herbie Mann take us to Brazil, and the last half hour is all-new release jazz. Van Morrison has fun with a 12-bar blues, Joey Alexander plays Monk, Karen Souza falls in love too easily, Brian Dickenson pays tribute to Wayne Shorter with orchestra and violinist Didier Lockwood is still innovative. Walking in a Hacksaw wonderland.

MP3 of show # 1664 HR 1 sponsored by Hell City Saints Car Club 12-21-17
Scott Hamilton-Scott’s Idea-Swinging Young Scott-Famous Door ’78
Manny Oquendo & Libre-I Want You-Mejor Que Nunca-Milestone ’94
Miles Davis-Spanish Key-Bitch’s Brew-Columbia ’69
Benny Benack III-One of a Kind-title track-BennyBenack ’17
Ray Anderson-Funkalific-Every One of Us-Gramavision ’92
Count Basie-One O’Clock Jump-Best Of-Decca ’37
Sister Rosetta Tharpe-He’s the Lilly of the Valley-self-titled-Crown ’60
Rufus Thomas-Bear Cat-Big Bad Blues-Charly ’51
Ray Anthony-True Blue Lou-Dancing in the Dark-Aero Space ’54
2-min break music: Nichole Pesce-Carol of the Bells

MP3 of show # 1664 HR 2 sponsored by Gold Star Construction
Peter & Will Anderson-A Sack Full of Soul-Music of the Soprano Masters-Gut String ’13
Jay Busch and Viva Jazz-To Be-Live!-J.B. ’92
Junior Parker-Goodbye Little Girl-Sometimes Tomorrow my Broken Heart will Die-ABC Bluesway ’66
Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson-Sister Sanctified-Cherry-CTI ’72
Trio da Paz-O Nosso Amor-Black Orpheus-Kokopelli ’94
Van Morrison-Broken Record-Versatile-Exile ’17
Joey Alexander-Ugly Beauty-Joey. Monk. Live.-Motema ’17
Karen Souza-I Fall In Love too Easily-Velvet Vault-Music Brokers ’17
Brian Dickenson Jazz Orchestra Orion for Wayne Shorter Music for Jazz Orchestra-Addo ’17
Didier Lockwood-Open Doors-All-Star Quartet-Sony Okeh ’17
2-min break music: Turning Point-We Three Kings

Tricky syncopations are key for beginnings, ringleader Phil Woods also hosts Lee Konitz, Pony Poindexter and Leo Wright, followed by John Coltrane. Some are household names but in our house Kathy Kosins has been special thru the years, the consummate taste in jazz. From the desert southwest comes Sonido Global, and from her beloved Cuba, Celia Cruz. Nearby was born Monty Alexander and his Jamaican jazz, whereas Brazil meets Minnesota in Carlos Barbosa-Lima and the wonderful Sharon Isbin. Jimmy Hamilton adds attitude to sax while Plunge does same to brass. In hour two we get to real blues in classic Muddy Waters, then blatant in-your-face with Leon Thomas and Larry Coryell. Harold Danko has a new piano album, then contributes to a vintage Chet Baker session. The Blind Boys of Alabama keep going, since the 1930s and here in 2017. From Columbus comes Tony Monaco on the B3, Stuff Smith swings his fiddle one more time, Rahsaan Roland Kirk is beautiful on flute and Charlie Parker plays the blues. My destination for the duration, playing records and telling stories to anyone who will listen, Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP3 of show # 1663 HR 1 sponsored by Los Compadres Restaurant 12-14-17
Alto Summit-Native Land-self-titled-MPS ’73
John Coltrane-Bahia-title track-Prestige ’58
Kathy Kosins-Tomorrow is Another Day-All in a Dream’s Work-Mahogany ’05
Sonido Global-Mambo Guajiro-self-titled-Tempest ’02
Celia Cruz-Salsipuedes-Mi vida es Cantar-RMM ’98
Monty Alexander-Hello-Road Dog-MACD ’17
Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Sharon Isbin-Felicidade-Brazil, With Love-Concord ’87
Jimmy Hamilton-C Jam Blues-Rediscovered at the Buccaneer-Who’s Who ’85
Plunge-Wagdanz-Falling with Grace-Accurate ’95
2-min break music: Jimmy Hamilton-Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

MP3 of show # 1663 HR 2 sponsored by Allegro Music 12-14-17
Muddy Waters-Can’t be Satisfied-The Best Of-Chess ’48
Leon Thomas-Boom Boom-Blues and the Soulful Truth-Flying Dutchman ’72
Harold Danko-Sky Blues-Triple Play-Steeplechase ’17
Chet Baker-Tidal Breeze-Once Upon a Summertime-Galaxy ’77
Blind Boys of Alabama-I Was Called-Almost Home-BBOA ’17
Tony Monaco-Roadsong-Burnin’ Grooves-Summit ’01
Stuff Smith-What Is this Thing called Love-Black Violin-MPS ’67
Rahsaan Roland Kirk-Portrait of those Beautiful Ladies-Case of the Three Sided Dream in Audio Color-Atlantic ’75
Charlie Parker-KC Blues-Bird on Film-Verve ’51
2-min break music: Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Sharon Isbin-Luiza

​We hit the jackpot on new releases like New Cool Collective, Joran Cariou Trio and Marcus Daves.  Then there’s Jingle Bell Jazz with Lambert/Hendricks/Ross and Miles Davis/Bob Dorough. But first to keep walkin’ is Eddie Jefferson and among the soloists young Richie Cole who took Mr. Jefferson on the road last yrs of the vocalists life. Speaking of Hendricks, he is and was the late great Jon Hendricks who we lost in November ’17. We hear him Bopping at the Blue Note at Christmastime 1993. A request for George Shearing, we must hear the original Stanley Clark/John McGlaughlin track before Courtney Pine samples it a couple decades later. Kirk Eli Fletcher falls into the blues groove to wrap hour number one. The next hour begins with west-coast pianist Hampton Hawes, more new releases then yesterday’ blues with Elmore James. The best kept secret Lady Bianca sings more blues, then it’s Afro Cuban time with two absolute masters together, Eddie Palmieri and Tito Puente. We revisit the late and obscure Mario Roca on guitar, Gerry Mulligan plays piano instead of his barometric saxophone. It’s hit record time for the balance, Cannonball’s Mercy Mercy Mercy, Brubeck’s & Desmond’s Take Five, Benny Green’s piano (how’d HE get in there) and Earl Bostic. It’s beginning to look a lot like HACKSAW. 

​MP3 of show # 1662 HR 1 sponsored by Tom Batson CFP 12-07-17
Eddie Jefferson-Keep Walkin’-Still on the Planet-Muse ’76
New Cool Collective-Villachaise Electric Monkey Sessions 2-Banquet ’17
Jon Hendricks-Roll ‘Em Pete-Boppin’ at the Blue Note-Telarc ’93
Lambert Hendricks & Ross-Deck us All with Boston Charlie-Jingle Bell Jazz-Columbia ’62
Miles Davis feat. Bob Dorough-Blue Xmas (To Whom it May Concern)-Jingle Bell Jazz-Columbia ’62
Joran Cariou Trio-Share-The Path Up-Anzahl Disks/Tonträger ’17 
Geo Shearing- September in the Rain-Your Hearing-MGM ’49
Stanley Clarke feat. John McGlaughlin-Desert Song-School Days-Nemperer ’76
Courtney Pine-Creation Stopper-Modern Day Jazz Stories-Verve ’95
Kirk Eli Fletcher-Ain’t No Way-My Turn-Electro Groove ’10 
2-min break music: Al Casey-Full House 

MP3 of show # 1662 HR 2 sponsored by The Womack 12-07-17 
Hampton Hates-Sweet Sue-Four-Contemporary ’58
Marcus Daves-Every Day-Run Away-Rehegoo ’17
Elmore James-Talk to me Baby (I Can’t Hold Out)-single-Chess ’60
Lady Bianca You’re Gonna Find your Baby Gone-Best Kept Secret-Telarc ’95
Eddie Palmieri/Tito Puente-El Beso-Masterpiece-Obra Maestra-RMM ’00    
Francisco Mario-Roca-Retratos-Milestone ’83
Gerry Mulligan-Blue at the Roots-Mainstream-Emarcy ’56
Cannonball Adderley-Mercy Mercy Mercy-Live at the Club-Capitol ’66
Dave Brubeck Quartet-Take Five-Time Out-Columbia ’59
Benny Green-Captain Hook-Greens-Blue Note ’91
Earl Bostic-Harlem Nocturne-14 hits-King ’56
2-min break music: George Shearing-Hallelujah

​Spotlight on the spiritual this time, Steve Hobbs swings Amazing Grace and Sonny Stitt strikes up that band fresh off the New York scene. We have a good sampling of new releases featuring pianist Liro Rantala, guitarist Ulf Wakenius and cornetist Ron Miles. The great and so underrated Mary Lou Williams provides pianistic energy from the Cookery while we Praise the Lord. Harkening back to a groove of the ‘70s we bring on Harold Land’s sax, Carrie Smith is back in church with her mother’s musical memories. Ms. Jerri Brown is in a timeless place and nothing quite evokes emotion like Duke Ellington meeting John Coltrane for the only studio meeting ever. Heather Hardy swings violins from the desert southwest to wrap hour # 1. Andy Laverne begins the next slew of new releases, continuing with vocalist/trumpeter Brian Newman, and Elia Bastida (another lady violinist). From our Latin Salsa archives comes Eddie Palmieri in 1981, Lizz Wright is back in Grace singing a standard. Talk about an oldie but a goodie, let’s cut a rug to the original Woodchopper’s Ball (oh, the rug is pre-cut). Bob Dogan and Friends make things happen, Charles Brown nods to fellow crooner Nat Cole along Route 66 and Miles Davis is the next interpreter of Devil May Care. Emotion from music regardless of when or how recorded, I heard it thru the Hacksaw.

MP3 of show # 1661 HR 1 sponsored by Young Sounds of Arizona 11-30-17
Steve Hobbs-Amazing Grace-On the Lower East Side-Candid ’95
Sonny Stitt-Strike Up the Band-Bud Powell/JJ Johnson-Prestige ’49
Liro Rantala, Ulf Wakenius-Helsinki-Good Stuff ACT ’17
Ron Miles-Jasper-I Am a Man-Yellowbird ’17
Mary Lou Williams-Praise the Lord-At the Cookery-Chiaroscuro ’76
Harold Land-In the Back, In the Corner, In the Dark-Damisi-Mainstream ’71
Carrie Smith-These are the Songs Mother Used to Sing-self-titled-West 54 ’79
Jerri Brown-A Timeless Place-Justin Time ’95
Duke Ellington and John Coltrane-In a Sentimental Mood-self-titled-Impulse ’63
Heather Hardy-14th Street-Violins-Trope ’96
2-min break music: Hampton Hawes-Sweet Sue

MP3 of show # 1661 HR 2 sponsored by Allegro Music 11-30-17
Andy Laverne-Avanti-Faith-Steeplechase ’17
Brian Newman-I’ve Got my Love to Keep me Warm-title track-Verve ’17
Èlia Bastida-Autumn in New York-Joan Chamorro Presenta-Jazz to Jazz ’17
Eddie Palmieri-Paginas De Mujer-self titled-Fania ’81    
Lizz Wright-Stars Fell on Alabama-Grace-Concord ’17
Woody Herman-Woodchopper’s Ball-Best Of-Decca ’39
Bob Dogan and Friends Scoot’n-Shalisan-Big Foot ’01
Grant Green feat. Jack McDuff-Grantstand-title track-Blue Note ’61
Charles Brown-Route 66-One for Road-Blue Side ’86
Miles Davis-Devil May Care-Classic Performances-Columbia ’62
2-min break music: Peter Madcat Ruth-Neela’s Dream





































































































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