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Bob Davis, Jay Maynes (aka Juan Oskar) & Hacksaw 

Jackson, MS
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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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Ohio, KHOI-FM Ames 89.1; 
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Vermont, WGDR-FM Plainfield 91.9;  
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West Virginia, WYAP-LP-FM Clay, at 101.7; Wisconsin, WADR-LP-FM JANESVILLE, 103.5.​






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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

​We heard such captivating music from a 2012 on-location broadcast done in Glendale Arizona we had to run it again because it starts with a boogie feel from Florida’s Rick Fay, goes on a Blues Walk with Lou Donaldson, captures Mississippi blues at its current finest with Dave Riley, goes on to dance the Hucklebuck then rock with Louie Jordan and his chickens. And that’s just for starters. Milt Jackson’s buoyant swing sweeps the bottom hour, Bill Evans brightens his sometimes pensive disposition and no one puts us in the moment like Billie Holiday. Mark Whitfield fiercely swings with an Old Testament chestnut, Etta James sings again from her 1988 comeback. It’s still Autumn in New York with pianist Joe Albany the night before taking us to the morning after in hour # 2 of this episode. This one gets much deeper into the workings of jazz moods a la piano trios Tommy Flanagan and Fred Hersch, a new vocalist to us named Emily Saunders hints at Brazilian rhythms whereas Paul Winter was hooked. Our newest release comes from Mulo Francel, very compatible with cosmic trombonist Raul DeSouza. Inside our renewed subscription to Duke Ellington this time comes a 1964 version of Diminuendo etc., which could only be pulled off with saxophonist Paul Gonsalves in tow. More guitar boogie much as we began the two hours, the obscure Rene Hall. The Jimmy Giuffre Three leaves much space for our own mental punctuation on an improvised theme, but it’s really toe-tapping to tell the Hacksaw Jazz truth.

MP3 of show # 1660 HR 1  11-22-17 sponsored by Shiner Gold Pomade 
Rick Fay and Friends-Possum Jump-Rolling On-Arbors ’92
Lou Donaldson-Blues Walk-title track-Blue Note ’58
Dave Riley-This Misery-Best Of Vol. 1-Aquatic ’06
Paul Hucklebuck Williams-Back Bender-single-Savoy ’49
Louie Jordan-Ain’t Nobody Here but us Chickens-Rock & Roll-Mercury ’57
Milt Jackson-The Spirit Feel-25 Years of Jazz-Atlantic ’57
Bill Evans-Very Early-Blue in Green-Milestone ’74
Billy Holiday-Body and Soul-Embraceable You-Verve ’57
Mark Whitfield-Go Down Moses-Patrice-WB ’91
Etta James-Come to Mama-Seven Year Itch-Island ’88
Joe Albany-Autumn in New York-Portrait of an Artist-Elektra Musician ’82
2-minute break music: Cal Tjader-September Song 

MP3 of show # 1660 HR 2 sponsored by Los Compadres Restaurant 11-22-17
Dave Pike-Morning in the Park-Times Out of Mind-Muse ’76
Tommy Flanagan-Denzil’s Best-Eclypso-Enja ’77
Fred Hersch Trio-Forerunner-Plays-Chesky ’94
Emily Saunders-Summer Days-Residing-The Mix Sounds ’15
Paul Winter Sextet-Spell of the Samba-Jazz meets the Bossa Nova-Columbia ’62
Mulo Francel feat. David Gazarov-Aphrodisia-Mocca Swing-ACT ’17
Raul De Souza-Crystal Silence-Colors-Milestone ’75
Duke Ellington-Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue-All Star Road Band-Doctor Jazz ’64     Chicago ’64 Gonsalves delivers again
Rene Hall-Two Guitar Boogie-Blues and Rhythm Revue-RCA ’53
Jimmy Giuffre Three-Train and the River-25 Years of Jazz-Atlantic ’56
2-minute break music: Kid Ory-Maple Leaf Rag

​From Brazil, and vocal royalty, comes Marie Rita (daughter of Elis Regina) then straight into the purest Cuban/Puerto-Rican rhythms one could hope for circa 2000 in the names of Eddie Palmieri and Tito Puente. We move along the backbone of our sound, mainstream jazz or perhaps more specifically hard bop from pianist Sonny Clark and horns, that continues into singers Kevin Mahogany and Dakota Staton, and the big band of Maynard Ferguson. Another type horn arrangement comes from Roomful of Blues in the days of guitarist Ronnie Earl nodding to T-Bone Walker. We only know that pianist Eric Vaughn’s music refers to the west coast, and first hour concludes rather saxy with Johnny Hodges followed by the Anderson twins playing Lucky Thompson and Roland Kirk. Marvin Smitty Smith creeps and keeps the drums into our second hour, a brand new release from Brian Dickenson features “barometric” saxophone and brass. Lambert Hendricks and Ross sing Ellington thru the desert and over the sands, Woody Herman and Lynwood Slim are two unlikely candidates to cooperate in mellowing us out. Ann Peebles and Etta James make a likelier pair toward funky soul, and Tony Monaco helps build on that groove, taking his time. Heading down the home stretch we revisit Afro-Cuban rhythms and Mario Bauza, Houston Person and Holly Hofmann play different ranges of woodwinds to keep us "radio active" right here in real time, Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP2 of show # 1659 HR 1 11-16-17 sponsored by Miss Daisy Pet Grooming
Marie Rita-Cara Valente-In Concert-WB ’03
Eddie Palmeri/Tito Puente-Marchando Bien-Masterpiece-Obra Maestra-RMM ’00                    
Sonny Clark-Deep Night-Cool Struttin’-Blue Note ’58
Kevin Mahogany-Tilly’s Waltz-Vienna Affair-Cracked an Egg ’16
Dakota Staton-Country Man-self-titled-Muse ’91
Maynard Ferguson-Cold Water Canyon Blues-Si Si MF-Roulette ’61
Roomful of Blues-Two Bones and a Pick-Hot Little Mama-Varrick ’85
Eric Vaughn-On Green Dolphin Street-Minor Relocation-Broken Time ’11
Peter and Will Anderson-Warm Inside/Haunted Melody-Music of the Soprano Masters-Gut String ’13
Johnny Hodges-Jeep’s Blues-All the Duke’s Men-Verve ’61
2-min break music: Jazz At The Philharmonic feat. Flip Phillips-Can’t We be friends

MP3 of show # 1659 HR 2 sponsored by Shiner Gold Pomade 11-16-17
Marvin Smitty Smith-Creeper-Keeper of the Drums-Concord ’87
Brian Dickenson-Gentle Giant Suite part 3-Music for Jazz Orchestra-Addo ’17
Lambert Hendricks and Ross-Caravan-Sing Ellington-Columbia ’60 
Woody Herman-Early Autumn-title track-Capitol ’48
Lynwood Slim-Don’t Tell Me-World Wide Wood-Pacific Blues ’99
Ann Peebles-I Pity the Fool-U.S. R&B Hits ’69-’79-Hi ’71
Etta James-I’d Rather go Blind-Tell Mama-Cadet ’67
Tony Monaco-Takin’ my Time-Intimately Live at the 501-Summit ’02
Mario Bauza and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra-La Clave de la Ya Ya-944 Columbus-Messidor ’94
Houston Person-Preachin’ and Teachin’-Wildflower-Muse ’77
Holly Hofmann-Make me Rainbows-Low Life-Capri ’14
2-min break music: Eddie Palmeri/Tito Puente-El Puente Mundial

​Poncho Sanchez is at the top of his game with Latin Spirits, Marion McPartland lays it in the groove and JP Soars is under a Memphis full moon.  Big Mama reminds us why she was called that and Courtney Pine serenades us in the present from his Great Britain. Just thru town is Gregory Porter touring behind his Nat King Cole album, Ben Allison frees things up to rock with Juke and the Jacknives. Duke Ellington directs a couple compatible, speaking of which are Sarah Jarosz and Pat Roberts. Denver pianist Dick Hindman keeps it mellow until our second hour opens with Steve Turre, nice touch with the conch shells and trumpeter John Faddis. Oscar Peterson interprets Bill Evans, Ray Anthony swings from the ‘50s, and new releases come our way from Liro Rental, Ulf Wakenius and Chris Washburne. We catch Monk from Paris in ’65, Claire Martin serenades lyrics over Tadd Dameron, and funky pianos wrap the party with Horace Silver and Gene Harris’ Three Sounds. Yes it’s a full moon every hour with Hacksaw Jazz. 

​MP3 of show # 1658 HR 1 sponsored by Los Compadres Restaurant 11-09-17
Poncho Sanchez-On Time-Latin Spirits-Concord ’01
Marion McPartland-Baby You Should Know It-Bossa Nova + Soul-Time ’63
JP Soars-Makes No Sense-Full Moon Night in Memphis-Soars High ’14
Big Mama Thornton-They Call me Big Mama-I’m a Bad, Bad Girl-Indigo ’52
Courtney Pine-The Morning After the Night Before-Black Notes from the Deep ’17 
Gregory Porter-Pick Yourself Up-Nat King Cole & Me-Blue Note ’17
Ben Allison-Cosmic Groove Slinky-Seven Arrows-Koch ’17
Juke & the Jacknives-Sleeping Beauty-Switcharoo-Rhythm Bomb ’17
Duke Ellington-In a Mellow Tone-Happy Reunion-Doctor Jazz ’57
Duke Ellington-Caravan-The Sophisticated-Mutual ’52
Sarah Jarosz-Back of my Mind-Undercurrent-Sugar Hill ’16
Pat Roberts & the Heymakers-Devil-title track-Electric Lotus ’14
Dick Hindman Trio-How Deep is the Ocean-Once I Loved Lake Street ’95
2-min break music: Marcos Valle-The White Puma

MP3 of show # 1658 HR 2 sponsored by Hell City Saints Car Club
Steve Turre-Steve’s Blues-self-titled-Verve ’87    
Claude Bolling feat. Jean-Pierre Rampal-Fugace-Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano-Columbia Masterworks ’75
Oscar Peterson-Waltz for Debby-Affinity-Verve ’62
Ray Anthony-You the Night and the Music-Capitol ’55
Liro Rantala, Ulf Wakenius Giant Steps Good Stuff ACT ’17
Chris Washburne-Odeon-Rags and Roots-Zoho ’17
Thelonious Monk-Epistrophy-San Francisco Holiday-Milestone ’65
Claire Martin-If You could See Me Now-The Waiting Game-Honest ’96
Horace Silver-Sophisticated Hippie-Silver ’N Brass-Blue Note ’75
Three Sounds-Green Dolphin Street-Introducing-Riverside ’58
2-min break music: Earl Bostic-Walk on the Wild Side

​Guitarist Pat Martino has recorded so prolifically and somehow we’ve had a slew of his 1970s material so we begin there, continuing thankfully with an evolving pianist in our genre, Geoffrey Keezer. There’s an undated piano duo version of Torme’s Blue Moon which isn’t George Shearing, but we had to hear it. Enthusiastic saxophonist Bobby Watson teams with longtime cohort Curtis Lundy, and in our continuing tribute to Grady Tate, we find a vocal duet from Nnenna Freelon’s first album. Kyle Eastwood is perhaps our newest release of the episode, Dirty Dozen Brass welcome the Meters to re-do one of the latter’s hits. Roy Hargrove displays versatility in a Latin bag, and Clifford Jordan plays many flutes. Miles Davis was cool with Disney in ’61, New Orleans trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah sets up a mood completed by trombonist Nils Landgren. We’d forgotten what a great album pianist Helen Sung recorded just a couple years back, and Jimmy Reed is still safe from the Big Boss Man. A couple contemporary commentaries on the advantage of Mississippi over Memphis from Big Joe Shelton and Reba Russell respectively. Then we are totally taken by Sarah Jarosz, from her Grammy-winning 2016 disc. Vince Mendoza’s WDR Big Band hosts another of today’s finest lady voices, Luciana Souza, in wordless Brazilian flights of fancy. How do you do, over 40 yrs associated w/jazz radio here in the desert southwest, Hacksaw Jazz. 

​Show # 1657 HR 1 sponsored by Tom Batson CFP 11-02-17
Pat Martino-Three Base Hit-Exit-Muse ’76
Geoffrey Keezer-Black and Tan Fantasy-Wildcrafted Live at the Dakota-Max Jazz ’05
Mel Torme-Blue Moon-piano duet broadcast cartridge orig Capitol single ’49
Bobby Watson/Curtis Lundy-Minority-Beatitudes-New Note ’83
Nnenna Freelon feat. Grady Tate-I Fall In Love Too Easily-Nnenna Freelon-Columbia ’92
Kyle Eastwood-Movin’-In Transit-Jazz Village ’17
Dirty Dozen Brass Band-Cissy Strut Medicated Magic-Atlantic ’10
Roy Hargrove-Afrodesia-Habana-Verve ’97
Clifford Jordan-Blues for Muse-The Adventurer-Muse ’80
2-min break music: Duke Ellington-Rubber Bottom

Show # 1657 HR 2 sponsored by Shiner Gold Pomade 11-02-17
Miles Davis-Some Day my Prince will Come-title track-Columbia ’61
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah-Emancipation Procrastination-title track-Ropeadope ’17
Nils Landgren Funk Unit-Roxane-5000 Miles-ACT ’03
Helen Sung-Hope Springs Eternally-Anthem for a New Day-Concord ’11
Jimmy Reed-Big Boss Man-single-Veejay ’60
Big Joe Shelton-Put the Chairs in the Wagon-Riding a Chicken-Horsemen Club ’17
Reba Russell Band-Gonna Move to Mississippi-City of the Blues-BEB ’00 
Sara Jarosz-House of Mercy-Undercurrent-Sugar Hill ’16
Vince Mendoza & the WDR Big Band feat. Luciana Souza-Choros # 3-Focus on Brazil-Jazzline ’17    
2-min break music: Dick Fregulia Trio-River

Other versions of Bob Dorough’s Devil May Care have taken us back to the original for starters, a Gershwin favorite follows played by guitarist Joe Pass. From Boston, Donna Byrne steps up to the mike, she Came a Long Way from St. Louie. It only seems natural that Bobby Hutcherson follow that, and that Chico O’Farrill’s vintage Fiesta Time add to the scene, timely is Medeski Martin and Woods’ Dracula. Latin New York is the next destination for rhythms, witness the excitement of Machito, Dizzy, and the late and lamented Jorge Dalto on electronic keys. Then to San Francisco’s Jazz Workshop for a get-down version of what is really a bossa, just called “Samba.”  The Blind Boys of Alabama have a new CD with every cut so prime, we’re sampling it each week. Pianist Chuck Maronhic plays mellow and serene as one hour closes, then Armand Boatman rouses the MCC faculty and tenor saxist Tony Malaby to open another. Top-tier tenor and trumpet are Zoot Sims and Sweets Edison, then we delve into a pair by Ellington. The first features Paul Gonsalves as we’re Just a Sittin’ and a Rockin’, and for the Ellington timeline, 1966 is an update of the Cotton Club days. Nnenna Freelon shines This Little Light, Sonny Boy Williamson and Charlie Parker play the blues….respectively not collectively. For an exotic mood we call on Harold Land to play oboe, and the late Grady Tate is indeed ubiquitous this time vocalizing us out with dynamite, TNT. Blues is our business at the University of Hacksaw. 
​Show # 1656 HR 1 sponsored by Music Scene AZ 10-26-17
Bob Dorough-Devil May Care-Yardbird Suite-Bethlehem ’55
Joe Pass-Ain’t Necessarily So-Ira, George and Joe-Pablo ’82
Donna Byrne-You Came a Long Way from St. Louie-Sweet and Lovely-Old Socks ’90
Bobby Hutcherson-Recorda Me-Landmarks-Landmark ’85
Chico O Farril-Fiesta Time-Afro-Cuban Jazz-Verve ’51
Medeski, Martin and Wood-Dracula-Shack Man Gramavision ’96
Dizzy Gillespie y Machito-Mirra-Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods-Pablo ’75
Brother Jack McDuff-Jive Samba-Live-Prestige ’63
Blind Boys of Alabama-Almost Home-title track-BBOA ’17
Chuck Maronhic-Delicate Balance-Seeds-Ravenswave ’05
2-min break music: Zoot Sims-Nature Boy

Show # 1656 HR 2 sponsored by Tom Batson CFP 10-26-17
MCC Jazz Faculty Nonet feat. Tony Malaby and Armand Boatman-The Gathering-Playground-MCC ’00
Zoot Sims and Harry Sweets Edison-How Deep is the Ocean-Just Friends-Pablo ’78
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra-Just a Sittin’ and a Rockin’-Featuring Paul Gonsalves-Fantasy ’62 
Duke Ellington-Black and Tan Fantasy-The Popular-RCA ’66
Nnenna Freelon-This Little Light-Nnenna Freelon-Columbia ’92
Sonny Boy Williamson-Ninety Nine-His Best-Chess ’60
Charlie Parker-Parker’s Mood-Savoy Recordings-Savoy ’48
Harold Land-Pakistan-Damisi-Mainstream ’74
Grady Tate-TNT-Sings/TNT-Milestone ’91
2-min break music: Dizzy Gillespie y Machito-Incencia

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 10-05-17
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




































































































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