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

 Station IDs:
Arizona, flagship Radio PhoenixKPNG-FM Chandler 88.7Blue Lite Radio slow jams R&B and Classic Soul
Louisiana KNHS-FM Lafayette 93.1FM; 
Michigan, WVBI-LP-FM Beaver Island 100.1 and WKAR-FM East Lansing, Michigan State University's NPR station 90.5; 
Mississippi, WJSU-FM Jackson State University 88.5; 
New Jersey KEWL 98 http://njkewl98.com; 
New Mexico, KCEI Red River 90.1 FM; 
New York, Global Community Radio Ch. 2 (“Geneva Community Radio” on TuneIn radio ap) and Angelica WRAQ 92.7 FM; 
Ohio, KHOI-FM Ames 89.1; 
Oregon, KXCR-FM Florence 90.7; 
Vermont, WGDR-FM Plainfield 91.9;  
Washington State, KMRE-LP-FM Bellingham 102.3 and KVGD-LP-FM Goldendale at 100.1; 
West Virginia, WYAP-LP-FM Clay, at 101.7; Wisconsin, WADR-LP-FM JANESVILLE, 103.5.​






“Leader in independent and local jazz radio.”

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



​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

​​Building on a legacy set down by predecessors, Phil Dwyer begins on tenor sax, Karen Lovely lends her original voice and music to the blues. From our vinyl shelves we dust off quite a few from the ‘70s, since that’s about when we started this library. Keith Jarrett guests with Jan Garbarek, Mongo Santamaria plays congas once again from an album that sank without a trace. Rahsaan Roland Kirk practices circular breathing on the baritone sax and clarinet and John Coltrane solos long as he likes. Joe Pass plays Gershwin and our new release of the hour comes from a new Mississippi name, Big Joe Shelton. Ahmad Jamal opens a midnight show at his Alhambra, Richie Cole features his mentor Eddie Jefferson. Cal Tjader plays piano instead of vibes, Nancy Wilson maintains in a mellow manor, and we visit Brazil with Veloso Deusa. Woody Herman brings the tempo up, Bob Dorough’s vocal and piano has that peculiar appeal. Tony Williams was drummer, leader and writer, Charles Brown blooms late in his career.  Finally the Toronto Art Ensemble takes a stroll along the waterfront with a cityscape backdrop. Conjuring up images of summertime, when the livin’ is EASY, Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of Show # 1642 HR 1 sponsored by Miss Daisy Pet Grooming 07-20-17
Phil Dwyer-Stan’s Blues-The Power of Beauty-7 Arts Trib to Stan Getz ’07
Karen Lovely-A Better Place-Ten Miles of Bad Road-KarenLovely ’15
Jan Garbarek feat. Keith Jarrett-Long as You’re Living Yours-Belonging ECM ’74
Mongo Santamaria-You’d Better Believe It-Red Hot-Tappan Zee ’79
Rahsaan Roland Kirk-Carney and Bigard Place-With Al Hibbler a Meeting of the Times-Atlantic ’72
John Coltrane Quartet-Out of This World-Coltrane-Impulse ’62
Joe Pass-Bidin’ my Time-Ira George and Joe-Pablo ’82
Big Joe Shelton and the Black Prairie Blues Ambassadors-Let me Bleed-Ridin’ a Chicken-Horsemen Club ’17
2-min break music: Harry Sweets Edison-Edison Lights

MP3 of Show # 1642 HR 2 sponsored by Tom Batson Wells Fargo Advisors 07-20-17
Ahmad Jamal-Broadway-Ahmad Jamal’s Alhambra-Argo ’62
Richie Cole feat. Eddie Jefferson-It’s the Same Thing Everywhere-New York Afternoon-Muse ’77
Cal Tjader-Triplet Blues-Sentimental Moods-Fantasy ’58
Nancy Wilson-Stay Tuned-This Mother’s Daughter-Capitol ’76        
Veloso Deusa-Do Amor Goddess of Love-Nu Brazil-Messidor ’01
Woody Herman-Giant Steps-title track-Fantasy ’73
Bob Dorough-I Don’t Mind-Yardbird Suite-Bethlehem ’56
Tony Williams-Geo Rose-title track-Blue Note ’88
Charles Brown-Get Yourself Another Fool-One More for the Road-Blue Side ’86
Toronto Art Ensemble-Along the Waterfront-Cityscape-7 Arts ’16
2-min break music: JJ Johnson & Kai Winding-Two’s Blues

East to west as in coasts, Cecil Brooks III knocks out a tempo built upon by Ray Brown and improvised over by Alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe, all individual instrumental voices. Anot Cohen & her Trio Brasileiro build a rhythm with space provided by another lady in jazz, pianist Joanne Brackeen. Judy Wexler lends a most pleasant warbling whereas Ruben Blades and the group Cubism share an electronic Afro-Cuban muse. Gritty blues from Europe is played by the Slapbacks and Gerry Mulligan with Chet Baker play an Ellington favorite one more time. Sheer NRG describes happening guitarist Pat Martino to open another hour of our broadcast, hitting his target audience bullseye. Young Jackie Terrasson tickles an oldie and a goodie from the piano. Jane Monheit sings Ivan Lins summer music, the brothers Anderson joust woodwinds against guitar. Two of a kind Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass make the perfect pairing, and in the Hack-ring our battle of brass bands begin rounds with Dirty Dozen, Hypnotic and Heavy Weights. It’s a continuing renaissance started by the Dozen commanding the genre 40 years now.  Eddie Cleanhead Vinson plays and sings the blues (with Bruno CARR not Mars drumming) and Preston Shannon’s Memphis instrumentation ties it all together for another delightful session on the air swinging, shuffling & negotiating musical trends thru the years, Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP3 of Show # 1641 HR 1 sponsored by Rayner's Chocolate & Coffee Shop 07-13-17
Cecil Brooks III-One by One-Neck Peckin’ Jammie-Muse ’94
Ray Brown Trio-Two RBs-Seven Steps to Heaven-Telarc ’95
Arthur Blythe-Down San Diego Way-Lenox Avenue Breakdown-Columbia ’79
Anot Cohen & Trio Brasileiro-Baiao da Esperança-Rosa dos Ventos-Anzic ’17
Joanne Brackeen-Dreamers-AFT-Timeless ’77
Judy Wexler-Almost Blue-Dreams and Shadows-Jazzed Media ’09
Ruben Blades-Isabel-Agua de Luna-Elektra ’87
Cubism-Morenita-Afro Latin Party-Putumayo ’05
Slapbacks-Endless Ride-Big Beat-Rhythm Bomb ’17
Gerry Mulligan-I’m Beginning to See the Light-The Original Quartet with Chet Baker-Pacific Jazz ’53
2-min break music: Oscar Peterson-Georgia

MP3 of Show # 1641 HR 2 sponsored by The Womack 07-13-17
Pat Martino-Impressions-Consciousness-Muse ’74
Jackie Terrasson-I Love Paris-self-titled-Blue Note ’95
Jane Monheit-Once I Walked in the Sun-In the Sun-Warlock ’02
Peter and Will Anderson-Desafinado-Two Against One-Gut String ’15
Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass-Easy Living-title track-Pablo ’86
Dirty Dozen Brass Band-Trippin’ inside a Bubble-Twenty Dozen-Savoy ’12
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble-Rabbit Hop-Hypnotic-Honest Jons ’09 
Heavy Weights Brass Band-425-Brasstronomical-Lula World ’14
Eddie Cleanhead Vinson-When my Baby Left Me-The Clean Machine-Muse ’78
Preston Shannon-Are You in the Mood-All in Time-Bullseye ’99
2-min break music: Chuchito Valdez-Guajira a Blanca

​Back to our old tricks, unintentionally nothing from the new millennium even made the cut this day. Instead simple inspiration from one track leading to the next. Musicians, dead many years, are as alive in their recordings today as when they walked the earth. Jazz links the past, present and future. Our forefathers used to say if it doesn’t swing it isn’t jazz. Our bottom line? We want and need emotion from music regardless of when or how recorded. Gerald Wilson is a west coast bandleader taking inspiration from Chicago. Dexter Gordon was an LA guy who made it big in NY. Speaking of coasts, Red Mitchell claims the west, Ray Barretto plays rhythms off the third coast toward Cuba, and I don’t know how guitarist John Scofield fits into all this other than he makes two appearances this radio show. Chicago is again the topic for Rosco Mitchell’s Art Ensemble and the great Little Walter. The crescent coast is again represented by trumpeter Terence Blanchard. Shorty Roger’s Giants play Mathis, Cozy Cole finds a hit record with a drum solo, Mark Murphy is the best voice for chicken jokes. Leonard Feather was an all-around guy: Journalist, musician, critic, cheerleader for our cause. Michael Brecker’s tenor sax is featured in Mingus’ and Chet Baker’s bands, and our all-around favorite Cal Trader swings it out. Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP3 of Show #1640 HR 1 sponsored by Gifts Anon 07-06-17
Gerald Wilson Orchestra-Lakeshore Drive-State Street Sweet-MAMA ’95
Dexter Gordon-Soy Califa-Best Of-Blue Note ’62
Red Mitchell-I Thought About You-Introducing-Contemporary ’57
Ray Barretto-Cocinando-Viva la Salsa-Profono ’73
John Scofield-Big Top-Groove Elation-Blue Note ’95
Little Walter-Everything Gonna Be All Right-His Best-Chess ’59
Art Ensemble of Chicago-Charlie M-Full Force-ECM ’80
Terence Blanchard-Anatomy of a Murder-Jazz in Film-Sony ’99
Duke Ellington-Take the A Train-single-RCA ’41
2-min break music: Kait Dunton-Misty

MP3 of Show #1640 HR 2 sponsored by Allegro Music 07-06-17
Shorty Rogers-Chances Are-Swings-RCA ’59
Cozy Cole-Topsy-single-Love ’58
Mark Murphy-Ain’t Nobody Here but us Chickens-Living Room-Muse ’86
Leonard Feather All Stars-Donte’s Inferno-Night Blooming-Mainstream ’72
Charles Mingus-Carolyn “Keki” Mingus-Me Myself and Eye-Atlantic ’78
Chet Baker-Love for Sale-You Can’t Go Home Again-Horizon ’77
Cal Trader-Walkin’ with Wally-Montery Concerts-Fantasy ’59
2-min break music: Shorty Rogers-It’s Not for Me to Say

​​In October 2002, Lionel Hampton passed, but Ike Turner was performing at Long Beach Blues Fest. We feature both leaders back-to-back, the former with horn all-stars, the latter playing guitar with whammy bar. Suddenly Art Blakey becomes the topic, particularly his pianists over the years: Horace Silver,     Mulgrew Miller and Donald Brown. A surprise appearance of Messengers Alumni also celebrate Blakey’s 70th birthday. Count Basie provides a release, Sarah Vaughan sings from one of her personal favorite sessions and classic Afro-Cuban rhythms “Playa” the first hour out.  Howard Roberts guitar music opens hour # 2, alto flutist Holly Hofmann keeps it real. Little Willie John sings one of his lesser-known hits, a new release sounds like 1957 in lo-fi mono with the Jelly Roll Men. Diane Schurr is ultra cool with a Cole Porter classic, Mongo’s words mix with Oscar Brown Jr.’s words and Anette Lowman’s voice. Yusef Lateef plays jazz and blues oboe, Memphis’ Rosco Gordon sings and plays one more time, and Charles Mingus is joined by Jack Walrath, Don Pullen and George Adams. Finally Terry Gibbs welcomes Buddy DeFranco for a first-time party meeting. Yes, we’ve been thru many a mile of record groove together you and I, Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP3 of Show # 1639 HR 1 sponsored by Miss Daisy Pet Grooming 06-29-17
Lionel Hampton and the Golden Men of Jazz-Flyin’ Home-Live at the Blue Note-Telarc ’92
Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm-Ike’s Theme-Here and Now-Ikon’01
Horace Silver-Come On Home-Finger Poppin’-Blue Note ’59
Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers-Lester Left Town-The Art of Jazz-In + Out/Hot Shot ’89
Donald Brown-The Sequel-Send One your Love-Muse ’94
Count Basie-One O’Clock Jump-Best Of-Decca ’37
Bill King Trio + 5-My Summer Rose-Street Talk-7 Arts ’16
Sarah Vaughan-Nothing Will Be as it Was Tomorrow-I Love Brazil-Columbia ’87
La Playa Sextet-Coco Seco Anabacoa-Latin Jam Session-Polydor ’56
2-Min break music: Uprising-That’s the Way of the World

MP3 of Show # 1639 HR 2 sponsored by Tom Batson Wells Fargo Advisor 06-29-17
The HR Project-Whatever’s Fair-Originals Tribute to Howard Roberts-RMI ’14
Holly Hofmann-Cedar Would-Low Life-Capri ’14
Little Willie John-I Need your Love So Bad-King-single ’55
Jelly Roll Men-Pontiac Blues-Jelly Roll Shuffle-Rhythm Bomb ’17
Diane Schuur-I Remember You-With Love to Stan and Frank-Jazzheads ’14
Annette Lowman-Afro Blue-self-titled-Minor Music ’95    
Yusef Lateef-In the Evenin’-Best Of-Atlantic ’67
Rosco Gordon-No More Doggin’-Memphis Tennessee-Stony Plain ’00
Charles Mingus-Flowers for a Lady-Mingus Moves-Atlantic ’74
Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFranco-Triste-Jazz Party/First Time Together-Palo Alto ’81
2-min break music: Red Rodney-Red White and Blues

​Toronto’s Bill King starts off with Hammond B3 music, then into the semi-abstract Summertime with Sonny Greenwich’s guitar. Minneapolis’ Connie Evingson invites us on a Lazy Afternoon, Kathy Kosins sings it Detroit style. We break for Latin sounds with Africando, and one of many trumpeters, Red Rodney, makes an appearance this day. Chris Potter’s sax upon casual listening to us is not unlike Eric Alexander,  but Harry Allen is a little different story, we’ll compare all three. The verdict? Epitome of the jazz tradition being all about relaxation, leisure, shirtsleeves. The next trumpeter is the great Clark Terry, we dip into more blues with yesterday’s Siegel-Schwall Band. Surviving musicians re-unite in honor of the old Riverside label, and one of Howard’s many guitar-playing offspring, Jay Roberts, pays tribute to Clifford Brown. The trumpeter/composer gets a continued tribute from a couple of last generations greats, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. We next hit Concord California in the ‘70s for late drummer Jake Hanna’s nod to Kansas City’s Jay McShann. What’s happening now? The Jelly Roll Men, and what was happening then was Albert King. Ray Charles and David Newman team up instrumentally, then a couple of the finest singers never to be equalled on TV talent shows: Ella Fitzgerald and June Christy. Summertime, simmertime, Cool, calm and collected we are, Hacksaw Jazz.

​MP3 of Show # 1638 HR 1 sponsored by Rayner's Chocolate and Coffee Shop 06-22-17
Bill King Trio + 5-Archie Speaks-Street Talk-7 Arts ’16
Sonny Greenwich-Summertime-Tribute to Wes Montgomery-7 Arts ’16
Connie Evingson-Lazy Afternoon-I Have Dreamed-Minnehana Music ’95
Kathy Kosins-Nightbird-To the Ladies of Cool-Resonance ’12
Africando-Berese-Sound of the Beat 15th Anniversary-Right Stuff ’96
Red Rodney-Theme for Lolita-Red White and Blues-Muse ’76
Harry Allen Quartet-I’ll Remember April-title track ’09
Tom Cohen feat. Chris Potter-Anthropology-Digging In Digging Out-Double Time ’99
Eric Alexander-You Talk That Talk-Chicago Fire-High Note ’14
2-min break music: Chris Potter and Christian McBride-Without a Song 

MP3 of Show # 1638 HR 2 sponsored by Music Scene AZ 06-22-17
Clark Terry and Red Mitchell- Swingin’ the Blues-To Duke and Basie-Enja ’86
Siegel-Schwall Band-Wish I was on a Country Road-self-titled-Wooden Nickel ’71
Riverside Reunion Band-Jive Samba-Hi Fly-Milestone ’94
Jay Roberts-Joyspring-Son of a Dirty Guitar Player-Nigel Knows ’00
Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw-Sandu-Double Take-Blue Note ’86
Hanna-Fontana Band-Jumpin’ the Blues-Live at Concord-Concord ’75
Jelly Roll Men-Come Back Baby-Jelly Roll Shuffle-Rhythm Bomb ’17
Albert King-I Get Evil-Bobbin single ’62 
Ray Charles feat. David Newman-Hard Times-Best Of-Atlantic ’58
Ella Fitzgerald-Don’t You Go Away Mad-Love You Madly-Pausa ’69
June Christy-A Hundred Years from Today-Recalls Those Kenton Days-Capitol ’59
2-min break music: Barney Wilen/Philip Catherine/Palle Danielsson-Ricado

​High energy drummer Paolo Nonnis in a Buddy Rich manner quickly gets us to Early Morning with Oliver Nelson.     In 1963 Miles transitioned coasts once again, and we are recipients of his NY session. Saxophonist Charlie Kohlhase leads a quartet and a lot of new releases come from singers of all ranges and phases of development.  I have missed, however, hearing my favorite hard-hitting lady from Memphis, Reba Russell. It is awesome to revisit the CTI Records days of trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, a great composer as well. It’s awesome to be on radio stations in Michigan, Nashville, Jackson MS for example, so I feel a little peculiar talking about this: Our desert southwest may not be known for its music scene, or a certain sound in pop music, but I stand by the claim we have some of the best musicians in the country. We spend about an hour listening to several tracks lifted from a special weekly broadcast we do which runs in the local area only, but needs to be heard nationally. These artists are Beth Lederman, Armand Boatman, Allan Chase, Lewis Nash and Lloyd Ellis with Bill Cyrils from the old Audio Recorders, with engineer Jack Miller, the same historic Phoenix studio where Duane Eddy and Ray Sharp, maybe Dyke and the Blazers recorded. We’ll wrap the program with Shorty Rogers, blues from Europe’s Jelly Roll Men, fairly new salsa, vocalist Tara Linda and a favorite ballad from Sonny Rollins. No automation just hand collected and selected, Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of show # 1637 HR 1 sponsored by Music Scene AZ 06-15-17
Paolo Nonnis Big Band-Just in Time-title track-USA ’91
Oliver Nelson-Early Morning-Nocturne-Prestige Moodsville ’60
Miles Davis-So Near So Far-Seven Steps to Heaven-Columbia ’63
Charlie Kohlhase Quintet- Dart Night-Accurate ’92
Reba Russell-Part-Time Love-City of the Blues-BEB ’00
Freddie Hubbard-Red Clay-The Baddest Hubbard-CTI ’70
Beth Lederman-Nature Boy-Las Sombras-Beth Lederman ’13 
Beth Lederman feat. Kay Peper Flor de Lis-Las Sombras-Beth Lederman ’13
2-min break music: Shorty Rogers-Let’s Fall in Love

MP3 of show # 1637 HR 2 sponsored by Shiner Gold 06-15-17
Armand Boatman feat. Jerry Donato-Playin’ Hookie-Bebop Revolution-Tempest ’07
Allan Chase-Phoenix-title track-Jazz Project ’99        
Lewis Nash-Let Me Try-Rhythm is my Business-Ninety One ’90
Lloyd Ellis and Bill Cyrils-The Wind-Anytime Anyplace-Fairmont ’63
Shorty Rogers-Blues in the Night-Swings-RCA ’59
Jelly Roll Men-36-24-38-Jelly Roll Shuffle-Rhythm Bomb ’17
Fiesta Mambo-September Sands-Salsa Music-Hot Ideas ’13
Tara Linda-Recession Stomp-Torch and Sass-Phisalia ’12
Sonny Rollins-You Don’t Know what Love Is-Saxophone Colossus-Prestige ’56
2-min break music: Alysian-Behind the Lines

Poncho’s Latin Spirits break the ice so Guy Davis can make a blues home. Pianist Jay McShann represents another KC pianist Mary Lou Williams, and Phineas Newborn puts his Memphis stamp on the piano for good measure. John Stetch and David Restive are a couple of later piano generations, and Chico Hamilton’s under-rated drumming gets a 1970s shine. Selena Evangeline mellows us with her new release, Albert King gets Evil and Milt Jackson and Ray Brown fix a One Mint Julep. Art Blakey’s Ala Mode serving sets the tone for real bebop with Fats Navarro and a Walk on the Wild Side with Earl Bostic. Except for Wes Montgomery, I got hung up in the letter K of our CDs: Kalaf, Kasius, Knapp, & Kendrick are on retainer for our operation as this is uncharted territory. Duke Ellington is adventurous with glockenspiel and full percussion section, David Fathead Newman pays tribute to the Duke, and Cal Trader brings us full circle, as this ultra-cool cat once employed Poncho Sanchez, which takes us right back to breaking the ice. Cool, calm and collected we are, Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP3 of show # 1636 HR 1 sponsored by Allegro Music 06-08-17
Poncho Sanchez-Latin Spirits-title track-Concord ’01
Guy Davis-It Takes Love to Make a Home-Skunkmello-Red House ’06
Jay McShann-Roll ‘Em-Confessin’ the Blues-Classic Jazz ’71
Phineas Newborn-Donald’s Dream-Look Out Phineas is Back-Pablo ’78
John Stetch-Carpathian Blues-title track-Tera Nova ’95
David Restivo-Hiya Papaya (Honeydew Harbor)-The Waves-Modica ’17
Chico Hamilton-Little Lisa/Space for Stacy-Peregrinations-Blue Note ’76
Selena Evangeline feat Bill. King-Rapture-Left Alone-Slaight ’17
Albert King-I Get Evil-Masterworks-Atlantic ’76
Milt Jackson feat. Ray Brown-One Mint Julep-The Impulse Years ’69
2-min break music: Bill King Trio-Hymn # 1

​MP3 of show # 1636 HR 2 sponsored by The Womack 06-08-17 
Art Blakey-Ala Mode-Jazz Messengers-Impulse ’61
Fats Navarro-Boperation-Memorial Album-Blue Note ’48
Earl Bostic-Walk on the Wild Side-14 Hits-King ’64
Wes Montgomery-Grooveyard-Groove Brothers-Milestone ’63
Jerry Kalaf-Reunion Blues, Alone Together-Trio Music-Sea Breeze ’95
Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard-Aire-Daribu-Heardmusic ’10
Jim Knapp Orchestra-L.C.S.,  Fompei-On Going Home-Sea Breeze 96                
Rodney Kendrick-The Last Day, Mr. Bruce is Back-Dance World Dance-Verve ’93    
Duke Ellington-Molitoba Spank-Ellington Party-Columbia ’59
David Fathead Newman-What Am I Here For?-Mr. Gentle, Mr. Cool-Kokopelli ’94
Cal Tjader-Soul Sauce III-Funky Quarters-Fantasy ’73
2-min break music: Tyler Yarema-Sing Sing Sing

Easy and genuine is a mood that prevails our proceedings this episode, bassist Warren Jones of Grand Rapids bridges our journey to Helena Arkansas with the Jelly Roll Kings and Lonnie Shields. The late Jim Hall is captured in action on his craft, trimmed-down and acoustic. A record store is a dangerous place for one to visit, you can’t have just ONE. But if two or more are present, you can get away with more! They happen to be from Nat King Cole’s classic trio. Saxophonist Charles Lloyd and I had a collision right on stage one night, I’ll tell you the story one day but play one of his ballads this day. McCoy Tyner is one qualified musician to speak musically about former employer John Coltrane. In our second hour the wonderful Mark Murphy sings Freddie Hubbard, Cuban Benny More is represented by an obscure and rather raw salsa recording from the 1970s, Mario Bauza lends his sophistication at Carnegie. One section of the program is reserved for new or re-releases, first from the latter category and saxophonist Pat LaBarbara, then pianist David Restivo plays the title track of his new release. He is followed by sinter Selena Evangeline and as could only be programmed by Divine Inspiration, John Coltrane’s best-known work simply appears at the right spot, “Acknowledging” the conclusion of another short window of time together, Hacksaw Jazz.  
MP3 of show # 1635 HR 1 sponsored by Tom Batson Wells Fargo Advisors 06-01-17
Warren L. Jones III-Life’s a Blues-Bridges-Tempest ’06
Jelly Roll Kings-Come Here Baby-The Helena Scene-Cannonball ’99
Lonnie Shields-Love Games-Midnight Delight-Rooster Blues-’00
Jim Hall-Bermuda Bye Bye-Commitment-Horizon ’76
Charles McPherson-Nostalgia in Times Square-First Flight Out-Arabesque ’94
Terry Gibbs Dream Band-Summit Blues-Vol. 4 Mainstem-Contemporary ’61
Nat King Cole Trio-For All We Know, Laugh Cool Clown-Vol. 4-Capitol ’49
Charles Lloyd-Naima-Autumn in New York-Destiny ’79
McCoy Tyner-The Wise One-Remembering John-Enja ’91
2-min: break music: Victor Wainwright-Reaper on the Prowl

MP3 of show # 1635 HR 2 sponsored by Gifts Anon 06-01-17
Mark Murphy-On the Red Clay-Live in Athens Greece-Harbinger ‘’08
Pepe Cord y su Banda-Elige Tu-De la Salsa lo Mejor-ST ’75
Mario Bauza & his Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra-Carnegie Hall 100-Tanga-Messidor ’91
Pat LaBarbara It Shouldn’t Happen to a Dream-Deep in a Dream-Radioland ’99
David Restivo-The Waves-title track-Modica ’17
Selena Evangeline-Left Alone-title track-sleight ’17
John Coltrane-Acknowledgement-A Love Supreme-Impulse ’64
2-min break music: Stan Kenton-Intermission Riff

Starting at the location of Roy Gaines’ blues, there is no time like now for the polytonality of Woody Shaw. The old Rotten Kid Buddy Rich plays a breakneck tempo and James Moody is our soprano sax antidote to popsicle saxes.  An encore from the bossa age comes form Stan Getz and Luis Bonfa, the MJQ take it a step further with Laurendo Almeida.  Contrasting Cassandra Wilson and Lizz Wright, it’s then back to the blues with Johnny Guitar Watson. In hour two we have blues AND bossa with Lou Donaldson, more alto sax with Chicago’s Mike Smith. The Blind Boys of Alabama command a hush, Joe Lovano takes it out to a considerable extent, paino-less at the Village Vanguard. For our final descent it has been pointed out that Miles Davis and John Coltrane started a session for his 1959 Kind of Blue, THEN Coltrane recorded Giant Steps, THEN the Kind of Blue album was finished. For Kicks, John Jorgenson’s gypsy jazz concludes the episode. Records, neckties & drums admired but not required for Hacksaw Jazz.  
MP3 of show # 1634 HR 1 sponsored by Miss Daisy Pet Grooming 05-25-17
Roy Gaines-Got a Break Baby-I Got the T-Bone Blues-Groove Note ’98
Woody Shaw-Rosewood-title track-Columbia ’78
Buddy Rich-Rotten Kid-The New One-Liberty ’67
James Moody-Sun in Pisces-Sun Journey-Vanguard ’76
Stan Getz & Luis Bonfa-Samba de Duetas Notas (Two Note Samba)-Jazz Samba Encore-Verve ’63
Modern Jazz Quartet feat. Laurendo Almeida-Trieste-Collaboration-Book of Month ’64
Cassandra Wilson-Poet-Thunderbird-Blue Note ’06
Lizz Wright-Surrender-Freedom and Surrender-Concord ’15
Johnny Guitar Watson-Sweet Lovinn’ Mama-I Heard That-Federal/King ’60     
2-min break music: Tete Montolieu-Manuel

MP3 of show # 1634 HR 2 sponsored by Los Compadres Restaurant 05-25-17
Lou Donaldson-Blue Bossa-Birdseed-Milestone ’92
Mike Smith Quintet-Don’t Scare Me None-On a Cool Night-Delmark ’91
Blind Boys of Alabama-Hush-I Brought Him With Me-HOB ’92
Joe Lovano-Song and Dance-Quartets Village Vanguard-Blue Note ’95
Miles Davis-Blue in Green-Kind of Blue-Columbia ’59
John Coltrane-Giant Steps-title track-Atlantic ’59
Miles Davis-Freddie Freeloader-Kind of Blue-Columbia ’59
John Jorgenson Quintet-Istiqqbal Gathering-Returning-J2 ’14
2-min break music: Asleep At The Wheel-Poppin’ a Wheelie










Washington State, Saturday mornings​

JAZZ                                                                                                 BLUES  Records, neckties & drums

Jackson, MS
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KPNG Chandler/Phoenix, Arizona

Bob Davis plays Monk and Jobim live on the air

Sherri Baker, on-air  voiceovers, content provider

John Mueller, guest DJ,  Fundraising, Affiliate Relations

​Pianist for Generation Gap​


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

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​"We are delighted to be carrying Full Moon Hacksaw here at Angelica Community Radio via Pacifica’s Audioport. Out in the wilds of western New York there really isn’t any station playing jazz in our listening area. We have been very pleased with the positive response we get about jazz programming. It proves that if you provide quality content, people notice! You bring so much musical knowledge with you every time you come to the mic for Full Moon Hacksaw Jazz. Couple that knowledge with your warm, conversational style and you have created hard-to-resist radio." --Don Ash--Angelica Community Radio – WRAQ-LP


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