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"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."

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Armando Serna, guitarist.  Front row: Dennis Miller, Grinders Owner, harmonica/guitar/singer;  Hacksaw Tom, 
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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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All-stars indeed like Geo Coleman, Nicholas Payton, and Benny Golson make the Dream Session playing Miles, Charlie Hunter’s antacid jazz happens from those SOMA ‘90s. A couple of the Browns back-to-back, tremendous trumpet with Clifford Brown, the only soloist on a somewhat rare Paris session. Then it’s Donald Brown, pianist from Memphis. On the record shelf alphabetically, Sanchez comes before Santamaria, and both capable congeros. Piano & voice, sometimes w/organ, pretty mellow stuff the whole album but what a voice, Gavin Hope with a new release. Drummer Bill Stewart ends one hour, another drummer Jeff Hamilton joins flutist Holly Hofmann to begin another. Then we match a third drummer, Lewis Nash, with the great Oscar Peterson. Speaking of piano, we have another entry from our study of Junior Mance. Molly Moonstone of Finland sings an original, followed by more brand-new music from Kokomo Kings, just sounding like the 1950s. The reliable Thelonious Monk pounds the piano, and Ira Sullivan is delicate on a famous pop ballad. Guitar balafonics from Pascal Bokar follow, the return of the mambo from Mondo and the best saved for last: Lizz Wright’s Stunning, consummate, classy, eloquent, original vocal delivery. No automation just hand collected and selected for you since 1975, Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP3 of Show # 1631 HR 1 sponsored by The Womack Cocktail Lounge 05-04-17
Dream Session-So What-The All-Stars play Miles Davis Classics-Milestone ;96
Charlie Hunter-Scrabbling for Purchase-Bing Bing Bing-Blue Note ’95
Clifford Brown Quartet-Come Rain or Come Shine-In Paris-Prestige ’53
Donald Brown-Theme for Malcomb-Send One Your Love-Muse ’94
Erroll Garner-As Time Goes By-A Night at the Movies-Telarc ’64
Poncho Sanchez La Familia-title track-Concord ’89
Mongo Santamaria-Soy-Yo (That’s Me)-Soy-Yo-Concord ’87
Gavin Hope-When Your Lover has Gone, Salt-For All we Know-Slaight Music ’17
Bill Stewart-Snide Remarks-title track-Blue Note ’95
2-min break music: Hubert Laws-Windows

MP3 of Show # 1631 HR 2 sponsored by Shiner Gold Pomade 05-04-17
Holly Hofmann-Make me Rainbows-Low Life-Capri ’14
Oscar Peterson-Truffles-Meets Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore-Telarc ’96
Junior Mance-Letter from Home-The Soulful Piano Of-Jazzland ’60
Molly Moonstone Hey Good Lookin’-Summer Bride-El Toro ’16
Kokomo Kings-I Can’t Go Home Looking like This-Too Good to Stay Away From-Rhythm Bomb ’17.  
Thelonious Monk-Thelonious-Underground-Columbia ’67
Ira Sullivan-When Sunny Gets Blue-Nicky’s Tune-Delmark ’58 
Pascal Bokar-Segou on the Djoliba-Guitar Balafonics-Sugo ’14
Mondo Eleven-Mas que Nada-Mambo Cocktails-MAPL ’04
Lizz Wright-Freedom-Freedom and Surrender-Concord ’15
2-min break music: Joe Pass-You Are Everything

​Vinyl off the shelves, cleaned up and onto the turntables we go with Tito Puente and Latin jazz’s answer to Charo, La Lupe. For variety, kicks and memories, we dip into Polish fusion, seldom-heard “Zbiggy” Seifert’s violin. Fortunately still often-heard is the President of the tenor saxophonists, Lester Young. Pianist Lennie Tristano was so far ahead of his time, his two “free-form” 1949 sides sound just about right for 2017. Let’s give the singers some, namely sassy Sarah Vaughan. We spin one from the famous Les McCann/Eddie Harris Swiss Movement LP, Oscar Peterson returns in his prime playing that fabulous custom German piano, and our next concert review is of the Anderson Brothers. We have previewed concerts recently, this episode we review some dandies. Of note comes a new release from Juan De Marcos & the Afro-Cuban All-Stars, another from a new singer to us, Gavin Hope. We rate Clifford Brown as one of the better trumpeters in history, and feature contemporary blues label Blind Pig with Mighty Joe Young and Albert Cummings. From ballads to blues to big bands comes the ebullient, swinging, Francy Boland/Kenny Clarke band. Stan Kenton continues a blues statement with Sonny Stitt on his heels. Basie reed man Frank Wess walks the long road home, ever affirming our swinging and shuffling for a living, Hacksaw Jazz. 
MP3 of Show # 1630 HR 1 sponsored by Rayner's Chocolate & Coffee Shop 04-27-17
Tito Puente & La Lupe-Calumbo-La Pareja-Tico ’78
Zbigniew Seifert-Quasimodo-self-titled-Capitol ’77
Lester Young-Just You Just Me-Prez & his Cabinet-Verve ’52
Lennie Tristano-Intuition, Digression-Crosscurrents-Capitol ’49
Sarah Vaughan-In Love In Vain-Crazy and Mixed Up-Pablo ’82
Les McCann & Eddie Harris-You Got it in your Soulness-Swiss Movement-Atlantic ’69
Oscar Peterson-The Jamfs are Coming-Another Day-MPS ’70
Anderson Brothers-Devil’s Advocate-Deja Vu-Gut String ’15
Anderson Brothers-Begin the Beguine-single-Peter and Will Anderson ’15  
2-min break music: Wes Montgomery-So Much Guitar

MP3 of Show # 1630 HR 2 sponsored by Miss Daisy Pet Grooming 04-27-17
Afro Cuban All-Stars-Ahora tengo Pena-Absolutely Live II-DM Ahora! ’17
Gavin Hope-Georgia Rose-For All we Know-Slaight Music ’17
Clifford Brown-Wail Bait-Memorial Album-Blue Note ’53
Mighty Joe Young-As the Years go Passing By-Mighty Man-Blind Pig ’76
Albert Cummings-Say you Love Me-True to Yourself-Blind Pig ’05
Francy Boland/Kenny Clarke Big Band-Griff N Jaws-Ebulient Roaring Swinging-MPS ’70
Stan Kenton-The Blues Story-Adventures in Blues-Creative World ’60
Sonny Stitt-Midgets-The Champ-Muse ’74
Frank Wess-The Long Road-Yo Ho-Status ’63
2-min break music: Leo Kottke-Sargossa Sea

A great way to enjoy music on radio is to look forward to concert appearances. This is the case for touring musicians Lizz Wright, Marcia Ball, Anat Cohen and Rene Marie. So how’d clarinetist Eddie Daniels get in there? A donated book to our radio library “The Sound” by Ross Russell gave us great literature to introduce cool but crazy bop of the late ‘40s, from Fats Navarro then Metronome All-Stars. In new or re-releases we have Tyler Yarema and Mo Al Jaz, from Toronto and France respectively, and they are on fire compared to many of the other artists of the hour. John Scofield’s time-friendly guitar closes one hour, Afro-Cuban rhythms between Chico O’Farrill and Mongo Santamaria begin another. From a very New York sound we hear Kenny Dorham, and perhaps more west coast might be Gerry Mulligan hosting Ben Webster. Back to new releases with, we swear he calls himself, Dexter Shaw. Molly Moonstone’s Finnish rockabilly is a new album too, but a staple of the Austin scene Miss LuAnn Barton is pulled off the shelf first. Back to the basics with the fiddle of Stephane Grappelli backed by the shimmering vibraphone of Gary Burton, and you can’t lose with Miles and his mid-‘50s quintet. The hills are alive with the sound of…Hacksaw.
MP3 of Show # 1629 HR 1 sponsored by Los Compadres Restaurant 04-20-17
Lizz Wright-My Heart-Verve-The Orchard-Verve ’08
Marcia Ball-La Ti Da-Gatorhythms-Rounder ’89
Anat Cohen Quartet-Ima-Sessions-KPLU ’15
Jazz Arts Group of Columbus feat. Eddie Daniels-Have You Met Miss Jones-Rodgers Roars, Porter Soars-Sea Breeze ’95
Rene Marie-Rufast Daliarg-Serene Renegade-Maxjazz ’04
Fats Navarro-Fat Boy-Fat Girl-Savoy ’47
Metronome All-Stars-Double Date-Bebop Era-Columbia ’50
Tyler Yarema & his Rhythm-Why Did God make Boogie-Woogie?-Got a Bran’ New Suit-7 Arts ’98
Mo Al Jaz and Friends-Blues with a Feeling-Blues of Little Walter-Rhythm Bomb ’17
John Scofield-Kool-Groove Elation-Blue Note ’95
2-min break music: Shelly Manne feat. Coleman Hawkins-Slowly

MP3 of Show # 1629 HR 2 sponsored by Allegro Music 04-20-17
Chico O’Farrill-Igor’s Dream-Pure Emotion-Milestone ’95
Mongo Santamaria-Free World Mambo-Mongo Returns-Milestone ’95
Kenny Dorham-Oh Yeah Oh Yeah-The Jazz Live-Barnaby ’60 
Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster-What Is this Thing called Love-Meets-Verve ’59
Dexter Shaw-Read Way Back-Dexin’-Rhythm Bomb ’17
LuAnn Barton-Finger Poppin’ Time-Old Enough-Antone’s ’92
Molly Moonstone-Forward-Forward-Summer Bride-El Toro ’16
Gary Burton & Stephane Grappelli-Daphne-Paris Encounter-Atlantic ’72
Miles Davie Quintet-Bye Bye Blackbird-‘Round About Midnight-Columbia ’55
2-min break music: Sonny Clark feat. John Coltrane-Speak Low

​We hit the road starting with guitarist John Scofield for a remote at radio sponsor & financial supporter “The Womack.” We interview many, beginning with the founder and principal of the parent company Logan Purser who rescued this historical building, restoring the original grandeur of a cluster of clubs, this being the lone survivor. Also paying us a visit is Rosco Taylor in the flesh, the singer who persevered thru the previous scene’s demolition and won the house gig. We take a slow walk with Sil Austin and listen to Gaynel Hodge who is still an important musician in our scene’s history. Between Bill Evans, Zoot Sims, Art Pepper and west coast bluesman Lynwood Slim discs, Dan Lovelock, in rotation for Monday night’s “Industry Jazz” at The Womack, pays us a visit. Hour # 2 starts with blues as heard in this room by George Bowman. Then hostess Dana Armstrong takes my Facebook posts literally, bringing classic country 45 RPMs, creating a turntable exchange for spell on the playlist. Tropical rhythms typical of this vibe continue into west coast hornman Teddy Edwards, then “Geo” is typical “Bowman” for his interview slot. We can’t think of a better way to conclude this on-location broadcast than with Wynonie Harris’ Bloodshot Eyes, since after all the moon is full and the legacy is rich…reaching listeners in all the big cities every hour, Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of Show # 1628 HR 1 on-location from The Womack 04-13-17
John Scofield-Hit the Road Jack-That’s What I Say-Verve ’05
Bill Evans feat. Zoot Sims-Loose Blues-title track-Milestone ’62
Art Pepper-Patricia-Today-Galaxy ’78
Lynnwood Slim-Ain’t Gonna Cry-World Wide Wood-Pacific Blues ’00
Sil Austin-Slow Walk-single-Mercury ’56 
Gaynel Hodge-What is This Thing called Love?-What Is This Thing Called? Jazz!-Earth Angel ’98
Eliane Elias-Stay Cool-Light My Fire-Concord ’11
2-min break music: Johnny Nocturn-Rebop Jump

MP3 of Show # 1628 HR 2 from The Womack 04-13-17
George Bowman-Trouble in My House-All I Wanna Do (Sing the Blues)-GeoBowman ’13
Count Basie-Segue in C-Chairman of the Board-Roulette ’59
Flathead-If You’ll Buy That (Greg Swanholm)-Valley Fever Quarantine Comp-Anderson ’15        
Bud Isaacs-Bud’s Bounce-title track-Bear Family ’56
Herbie Mann-Brazil-Brazil, Bossa Nova & Blues-UA ’62
Bria Skonberg-Malaguena-Bria-Sony Okeh ’16
Teddy Edwards-Cellar Dweller-Back to Avalon-Contemporary ’60
Wynonie Harris-Bloodshot Eyes-More Rockin’ Blues-King ’51
2-min break music: Wes Montgomery-So Much Guitar

​Happening poly-rhythms with saxophonist Joe Farrell get us going for a soulful ride driven by Dutch musicians “The Houdini’s.” We then review an exemplary performance from the current tour of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, HBE. A German salsa band, Conexion Latina, plays music by bop pianist Bud Powell (always welcoming more trombone) followed by California salsa playing music by post-bop trumpeter Kenny Dorham. That cues us to examples from two decades of the latter category, pianist Horace Silver featuring the aforementioned Dorham, then 1960s post-bop by alto saxophonist Jackie McClean, both selections recorded for Blue Note Records. Bluesy performances from saxophonist Hank Crawford and Jay McShann conclude hour # 1. For the second hour Brazilian rhythms reign, first with Joe Henderson playing Jobim, then Bobby Hutcherson playing Joe Henderson.  Ray Brown’s rare electric bass    drives the Quincy Jones big band with a selection from the 1960s “Hair,” Diana Krall lends her appeal, then the Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet spin a superb side one more time. Judy Collins is slightly outside our scope, but turned in such an impressive live performance lately we have to review it. Mellifluous musings on the art of the ballad is shared by true J.A.T.P. masters, and rom the R’s of our blues vinyl collection, Roomful and Rush, we bid the balance with bounce. Miles, Muddy and Mongo are gone from this earth, but remain a presence in the PRESENT, Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of Show # 1627 HR 1 sponsored by MusicsceneAZ.com 04-06-17
Joe Farrell-November 68th-Outback-CTI ’71
The Houdini’s-The Soulful Mr. Timmons-Headlines in New York-Timeless ’92
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble-Flip Side-HBE-Honest Jones ’15
Conexion Latina-Un Poco Loco-title track-Enja ’86                                                                                                                                                         Established by, 
HMA Salsa/Jazz Orchestra-Uno Mas-California Salsa-Sea Breeze ’91                                                                                                                          And a legacy of,
Horace Silver-Doodlin’-And the Jazz Messengers-Blue Note ’54                                                                                                                                   the late Patricia Myers
Jackie McLean-Back Home-Hipnosis-Blue Note ’67
Hank Crawford-Soul Shoutin’-The Art Of-Atlantic ’67
Jay McShann-Confessin’ the Blues-Stride Piano Summit-Milestone ’90
2-min break music: Heisenberg Uncertainty Players-5-E-A-Na

MP3 of Show # 1627 HR 2 sponsored by Tom Batson, Wells Fargo Advisors 04-06-17
Joe Henderson-Triste-Double Rainbow-Verve ’98
Bobby Hutcherson-Recorda Me-Landmarks-Landmark ’85
Quincy Jones-Dead End-Walking in Space-A & M ’69
Diana Krall-All or Nothing at All-Love Scenes-Impulse ’97
Clifford Brown & Max Roach-The Scene is Clean-The Quintet Vol 2-Emarcy '56
Judy Collins-Live at Metropolitan Museum of Art-In the Twilight-Wildflower ’12
Jazz at the Philharmonic (J.A.T.P.) feat. Roy Eldridge, Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Dizzy Gillespie-The Man I Love, I’ll Never be the Same, Skylark, My Old Flame-The Exciting

               Battle Stockholm-Pablo ’55
Otis Rush-Three Times a Fool-Right Place, Wrong Time-Bullfrog ’76        
Roomful of Blues-Sugar-Coated Love-Hot Little Mama!-Varrick ’85
2-min break music: Blue Mitchell-Tiger Lilly

​Let’s take a listen to Ellington’s 1920s from a 1952 perspective, before hitting a couple funky beats from Prestige Records and Jack McDuff. He’ll feature sidemen Joe Dukes and George Benson. When Junior Mance isn’t backing a vocalist or sideman on piano, Holy Mama! Let us introduce you to New York’s Anderson Brothers, genuine twins, both woodwind players. Peter plays tenor sax and Will plays the alto sax and clarinet, together with veterans or just a duo they preview great things to come in our music. Vocalist Dakota Staton cuts to the core, songbird Tara Linda delivers tender, and we hear a new track from Toronto’s jump blues group Saturday Night Fish Fry. For hour # 2, the original King label LP came with instructions: “Play Only after Midnight” (Got that, radio affiliates?) when dealing with blues pianist Sonny Thompson. Raises de la Salsa grow from Roberto Torres, and Cal Tjader with Eddie Palmieri play Latin Jazz. The bebop era is featured for a few: Lester Young, Hank Jones, Miles with Bird, and Clifford Brown, which is top-notch soloing, folks. Eddie Jefferson sings Eddie Harris and a couple ensembles called Brass Fever and Crusaders get kinda funky. Finally Ella Fitzgerald, perhaps the best singer of all, can’t give us anything but love. Flow, personality, purpose & identity, luck be a Hacksaw tonight.

MP3 of Show # 1626 HR 1 sponsored by Miss Daisy Pet Grooming 03-30-17
Duke Ellington-The Mooche-Uptown-Columbia ’52
Jack McDuff feat. Joe Dukes-Soulful Drums-Funky Beats-Prestige ’62
George Benson w/Jack McDuff-Shadow Dancers-Funky Guitar Beats-Prestige ’64
Junior Mance-Holy Mama-title track-Inner City ’76
Anderson Brothers Correspondence-title track-Smalls ’13
Dakota Staton-I Love You more than you’ll Ever Know-Country Man-Groove Merchant ’74
Tara Linda-Rain Rain-Torch and Sass-Physalia ’12
Sat Night Fish Fry-Jasper Talks-Volume II-7 Arts ’17
2-min break music: Roomful of Blues-Jeep’s Blues

MP3 of Show # 1626 HR 2 sponsored by Gifts Anon 03-30-17
Sonny Thompson-Mellow Blues Pt. 1-title track-King ’53
Roberto Torres con La Orq. Broadway-A Guines-Raises de la Salsa-Polydor ’67
Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmeiri-Black Orchid-El Sonido Nuevo-Verve ’67
Jazz At The Philharmonic-Lady Be Good-Bird & Prez-Verve ’46
Hank Jones Confirmation-Bop Redux-Muse ’77
Miles Davis feat. Charlie Parker-Donna Lee-Best of Charlie Parker-Savoy ’47
Clifford Brown-Laura-With Strings-Emarcy ’55
Eddie Jefferson-Freedom Jazz Dance-The Main Man-Inner City ’77
Brass Fever-Back at the Chicken Shack-self-titled-Impulse ’75
Crusaders-Stomp and Buck Dance-Best Of-ABC ’74
Ella Fitzgerald-I Can’t Give you Anything but Love-All That Jazz-Pablo ’89
2-min break music: Otis Rush-Right Place, Wrong Time

We utilize our opening moments dealing with the death of a master. James Cotton was endeared perhaps in America’s blues regions initially, but his eventual territory was…the world.  We lost him in March 2017 in his early ‘80s. We’ll hear the man perform music by T-Bone Walker (redone later by vocalist Bobby Blue Bland of whom Mr. Cotton imitates on vocal). Also a Jimmy Reed hit on harmonica & vocal by James Cotton not imitating anyone, but playing acoustic harmonica as Reed did. The only world-famous harmonica player left from the south and from James Cotton’s generation we can think of to follow is Charlie Musselwhite. We stay with blues played by Wardell Gray and hear Cannonball Adderley in the ‘70s. A new release by vocalist Monty Grieg inspires more Latin rhythms and Perez Prado, then melody is central with Dutch musicians “The Winners” and the precious pairing of John Coltrane and singer Johnny Hartman. Hour two allows us to venture out with Jessica Williams, the reeds and brass of Ladd McIntosh’s big band, then a Mancini entry by Art Farmer and Benny Golson’s Jazztet. Medeski Martin and Wood give our music the acid test, more Latin rhythms are culled from the Fania label, and Benny Goodman and Marion McPartland deal with the swing and big band era. Out again once more rather accessibly, with saxophonists Dewey Redman and Gato Barbieri in their Impulse label days, concluding in ultimate relaxation of a day’s rest with Mulgrew Miller’s trio. Radioactive in real time, same time same station across the nation, Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of Show # 1625 HR 1 sponsored by Allegro Music 03-23-17

James Cotton-Cotton Crop Blues-25 Sun Blues Classics-Charly ’64
Muddy Waters-Got my Mojo Workin’-Box Set-Chess ’56 
James Cotton-Call It Stormy Monday-Cliff’s Picks-Antone’s ’00
James Cotton-Honest I Do-30th Anniversary Collection-Blind Pig ’06
Dynatones feat. Charlie Musselwhite-Trouble No More-War Bride ’82
Wardell Gray-Blues in the Closet-The Foremost!-Onyx ’55
Cannonball Adderley-High Fly-Phenix-Fantasy ’75
Monty Grieg-Set this Soul on Fire-single-7 Arts ’17
Perez Prado-Corazon de Melon-10 Exitos-IM ‘87
The Winners-My Romance-Wessel Ilcken ‘Tribute’-CNR ’90
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman-Lush Life-self-titled-Impulse ’63
2-min break music: Benny Goodman-East of the Sun

MP3 of Show # 1625 HR 2 sponsored by Rayner's Chocolate & Coffee Shop 03-23-17
Jessica Williams-And Then There’s This-title track-Timeless ’90
Ladd McIntosh Big Band Pismo Gismo-Bulbous Garlic Blues-Sea Breeze ’92
Art Farmer/Benny Golson-Mr. Lucky-Meet the Jazztet-Argo ’59
Medeski Martin and  Wood-Kenny-Shack Man-Gramavision ’96
Rafi Val & La Differente-A Mi Nena-Salsa Explosion-Fania ’71
Benny Goodman I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling-Sextet-Columbia ’52
Marion McPartland-Raincheck-Music of Billy Strayhorn-Concord ’87

Heavyweights Brass Band-Blurred Lines-Brasstronomical-7 Arts ’16
Dewey Redman-Boody-Impulsively-Impulse ’73
Gato Barbieri-India-Impulsively-Impulse ’73
Mulgrew Miller Trio-What a Difference a Day Made-From Day to Day-Landmark ’90
2-min break music: Cannonball Adderley-Work Song ’75

Fierce swing, inspired by legendary promoter/producer of “jazz for justice” Norman Granz, is played out by Al Grey’s trombone and his cast of all-stars. Holly Hofmann’s flute register is the low life, Richie Cole’s alto sax has a tangy rasp, we think inspired by Earl Bostic. Buddy Guy & Junior Wells keep it real and in our time with handles @alligator1971 & @buddyguys. Louisiana Red simply allows us to experience blues as a feeling.  Diana Krall sings for the people and stays the consummate jazz woman. Billy Strayhorn and Hodges are our topics for a good 20 min, here the dance band of Harry James is addressed: About the time Johnny Hodges left Duke Ellington momentarily, Duke nabbed alto saxophonist Willie Smith the same moment from the former band, hence the “Great James Robbery.” Kevin Mahogany mellows in waltz time setting tone for mellow brass to begin hour # 2 of our broadcast, while new directions in brass are covered with Executive Producer Genny Coulson interviewing the eldest of Hypnotic Brass’ brothers to preview an upcoming concert. More collective cooperation is provided by the Cookers, salsa is played for the 21st Century, and impressive tandem tenor saxophones from the unlikely pairing of Pete Christlieb and Warne Marsh produce delightful results. Musical moods are varied, but focus the lens thru which we view the world…hand-picked jazz on the radio for you since 1975, Hacksaw Jazz.

​MP3 of Show # 1624 HR 1 sponsored by Los Compadres Restaurant 03-16-17 
Al Grey-Hommage to Norman-Centerpiece-Telarc ’95
Holly Hofmann-Soul-Leo-Low Life-Capri ’16
Richie Cole-Punishment Blues-Alive-Muse ’82 
Buddy Guy/Junior Wells-Cut You LooseAlone & Acoustic-Alligator ’91
Louisiana Red-No Turn on Red-SWMAF ’09
Diana Krall-How Deep is the Ocean-Love Scenes-Impulse ’97
Jimmy Smith-Johnny Come Lately-Got my Mojo Workin’-Verve ’65
Herb Ellis-Ray Brown Sextet-Squatty Roo-Hot Tracks-Concord ’76
Johnny Hodges-Squatty Roo-And his Alto Sax-RCA ’41
Harry James-Squatty Roo-Dance Date-Columbia ’50
Kevin Mahogany-Tilly’s Waltz-Vienna Affair-Cracked an Egg ’16
2-min break music: Benny Carter Group-Stroll

​MP3 of Show # 1624 HR 2 sponsored by Tom Batson, Wells Fargo Advisors 03-16-17
Herbie Hancock-Speak Like a Child-title track-Blue Note ’68
Genny Coulson interviews Gabriel Hudda Hubert of Hypnotic Brass
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble-Deja Vu-New York City Live-Pheelco ’08
Cookers-Beyond Forever-Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart-Smoke Sessions ’16
Africando feat. Armando Baleke Perese-Afro-Latin Party-Putumayo ’05 
Fruco y su Stasos-Nasi en la Barricata-Presents Salsa-Putumayo ’09
Pete Christlieb/Warne Marsh Quintet-Magnatism-Apogee-WB ’78
2-min break music: Mongo Santamaria-Oasis-So Yo-Concord ’87

​A great combination is Tito Puente’s hot Latin jazz playing a Freddie Hubbard tune, format is pared down for Ray Brown and Jimmy Rowles. Mr. Brown was a mentor to many, including flutist Holly Hofmann who plays alto flute on another bassists composition, John Clayton’s tribute to late pianist Cedar Walton (got all that)?  A lot of SOCAL connections here, Phillip Strange played piano in LA, Gerald Wilson patented California Soul, and Kait Dunton currently resides in South Pasadena.  In between are the mighty Howlin’ Wolf, Cuba’s Ruben Gonzalez, and tandem tenors Ben Webster with Don Byas. Joe Williams revisits one of his many hits, Flora Purim sings with another Joe, that would be Henderson. A full ensemble with George Gruntz welcomes a couple brass soloists, Poncho Sanchez plays a decidedly African rhythm, Betty Carter and Jon Hendricks were clearly born to bop.  Saxophonists Alex Dean and Zoot Sims offer very different entries, and before signing off we feature the obscure Duke Draper, because he was from our territory. Legendary musicians, dead many years, are as alive in their recordings today as when they walked the earth. Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of Show # 1623 HR 1 sponsored by The Womack 03-09-17
Tito Puente-First Light-On Broadway-Concord ’82
Ray Brown/Jimmy Rowles-The Night is Young and You’re So Beautiful-Tasty-Concord ’80
Holly Hofmann-Cedar Would-Low Life-Capri ’14 
Phillip Strange-Traveling Light-DreamscapesNew Truth ’13
Howlin’ Wolf-Evil-His Best-Chess ’54
Gerald Wilson-Carlos-State Street Sweet-MAMA ’95
Ruben Gonzalez-Pa Gozar-Chanchullo-World Circuit Nonesuch ’00
Ben Webster/Don Byas-Perdido-Meets-MPS ’73
Kait Dunton-I Will Wait for You-TrioKait Casual-kaitdunton.com ’16 
2-min break music: Sonny Sharrock-Who does she Hope to Be?

MP3 of Show # 1623 HR 2 sponsored by Shiner Gold Pomade 03-09-17
Joe Williams-All Right Okay You Win-Nothin’ But the Blues-Delos ’83
Flora Purim-Black Narcissus-Encounter-Milestone ’77 
George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band-Datune-Blues ’N Dues Et Cetera-Enja ’91
Poncho Sanchez-Senegal-La Familia-Concord ’88
Betty Carter-30 Years-Droppin’ Things-Verve ’90
Jon Hendricks-Roll ‘Em Pete-Boppin’ at the Blue Note-Telarc 95
Alex Dean-Beautiful Bunch of Guys-Tribute to Stan Getz-7 Arts ’16
Duke Draper & The Lambchops-Sam the Lamb-Flyin’ High-SWMAF ’65
Zoot Sims-Some Other Spring-For Lady Day-Pablo ’78
2-min break music: Art Pepper-The Trip

A great arrangement from trumpeter Donald Byrd harkens back the ‘50s, then straight into salsa. What’s the difference between “Jazzvanes” and “Javanaise?” We have our synonymous suspicions but Dirceu Liette compared to Claude Bolling with Jean-Pierre Rampal really tell the truth. A couple bassist/leaders, Neal Caine and Dave Young, appear together just by coincidence as is the segue from Dave Young to Lester Young: MP3s & CDs can’t be filed side by side on a shelf any more. While we’re at it, may we comment that digital delivery of music these days doesn’t always provide everything we wanna know. Like personnel, composer, label, year…Why don’t they keep the rules, we can’t stand change! The legend of Charles Mingus will never change. Lloyd Ellis is the fastest guitar in our desert southwest musical archives, still living & playing BTW in Florida. LA saxophonist Pat Britt livens up hour # 2, James Carney looks forward from the piano. Sam Butera really was the wildest and setting the tone is the divine one, Sassy Sarah Vaughan. The pianist from her recording, Oscar Peterson, holds over for a sprightly blues as Stepane Wremble may as well rise to the hot of Gypsy Jazz. Wonderful ensemble work comes from Gunther & Gisbert in Denver, Lisa Hilton plays solo piano from her new release and we bridge the blues with Joe Beard and Jimmy Reed. Flow, personality, purpose and identity, our destination for the duration, Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of Show # 1622 HR 1 sponsored by Rayner's Chocolate & Coffee Shop 03-02-17
Donald Byrd-Blue Concept-Early Byrd-Columbia ’57
Mario Connor & Hahn-Bule Mulatta-Salsa Creole Afro Cuban Salsa Music-Tinder/Candela ’03
Dirceu Leitte-Jazzvanes-Leitte de Coco-Milestone ’93
Claude Bolling feat. Jean-Pierre Rampal-Javanaise-Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano-Columbia Masterworks ’75
Neal Caine-Crescent City Reflections-Backstabber’s Ball-Smalls ’05
Dave Young-Black Diamond-One Way Up-Modica Music ’16
Lester Young-I Got Rhythm-Commodores-Savoy ’44
Charles Mingus-Devil Woman-Ah Um-Atlantic ’61
Lloyd Ellis/Bill Cyrils-Caravan-Anytime Anyplace-Fairmont ‘63
2-min break music: TrioKait-Giant Steps

MP3 of Show # 1622 HR 2 sponsored by Allegro Music 03-02-17
Pat Britt-Starrsong-title track-Catalyst ’76
James Carney-Pocohantes-Fables from the Aquaduct-Jacaranda ’94
Sam Butera and the Wildest-Let the Good Times Roll-Sheer Energy-Jasmine ’92
Sarah Vaughan-Easy Living-How Long has This been Going On?-Pablo ’78
Oscar Peterson-Blues for HG-Oscar’s Choice-MPS ’69
Stephane Wrembel-Bistro Fada-Origins-Water is Life ’12
Gunther/Gisbert-Big Lunage-title track-Capri ’94
Lisa Hilton-SoThis is Love-Solo Piano-LisaHiltonMusic ’17
Joe Beard-Up to You-For Real-Audioquest ’98
Jimmy Reed-Aw Shucks Hush Your Mouth-Jazz & Blues-Charly ’61
2-min break music: Bob Brookmyer-Air Conditioned

The cool alto sax of East Coast Lee Konitz glides into a more bittersweet Charlie Parker tone, the pleasures of bebop continue with Buddy Rich playing Bud Powell. Some of the finest drummers in jazz appear in this episode, enter Jeff Hamilton with John Clayton. Solo piano in new release form is played by Lisa Hilton, the great Oscar Pettiford not only played primo bass but wrote catchy tunes. Flutist Holly Hoffman is the first of several musicians appearing in Hacksaw’s ‘hood on tour, vocalist Giacomo Gates is another. More drumming from Adam Clark’s fresh session as leader, and you can’t help but think melody when it comes to Sun Ra! Howlin’ Wolf’s world begins hour 2, another great drummer in history Mel Lewis gets into a deep swing with Thad Jones. One of their saxophonists, Eddie Daniels leads a session, and we play requests for singers: Nancy Gee and Chris Connor. Speaking of singers, we compare Wardell Gray’s recorded horn solo to Annie Ross’s lyrics to said recording. The hot salsa movement of the ‘70s is represented by Fania and Bobby Valentin, Dizzy Gillespie comes to us from the Vanguard, then Frank and Splank wish you love. Miles, Muddy and Mongo are gone from this earth, but remain a presence in the PRESENT, Hacksaw Jazz.​

MP3 of Show # 1621 HR 1 sponsored by The Womack 02-23-17
Lee Konitz Quintet-Subconscious Lee-title track-Prestige ’49
Charlie Parker-Dewey Square-Very Best of Bird-WB ’47
Buddy Rich-Bouncin’ with Bud-Class of ’78-Great American Gramaphone
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra-Max-Absolutely!-Lake Street ’94
Lisa Hilton-Caffeinated Culture-LisaHiltonMusic ’17
Oscar Pettiford-Bohemia After Dark-Best Of-Bethlehem ’55
Holly Hoffman-When the Sun Comes Out-Snapshots Foundation-single ’13
Giacomo Gates-Jeannine-Fly Rite-Nine ’98
Adam Clark Trio-Paxos Summer Blues-single-Lost ’17
Sun Ra-The Singles-Evidence-The Perfect Man ’73
2-min break music: Charlie Hunter-Better Have my Bunny

MP3 of Show # 1621 HR 2 sponsored by Anonymous 02-23-17
Howlin’ Wolf-Sittin’ on Top of the World-Real Folk Blues-Chess ’57
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra-Don’t Git Sassy-Village Vanguard-Solid State ’68
Eddie Daniels-Ligia-Brief Encounter-Muse ’80
Nancy Gee-But Not for Me-Dedications-NGD ’03
Chris Connor-A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening-As Time Goes By-Enja ’91
Wardell Gray-Twisted-Memorial Album-Prestige '49
Annie Ross-Twisted-The Bebop Singers-Prestige '53    
Fania All Stars feat. Bobby Valentin-En Orbita-Rhythm Machine-Fania ’77
Dizzy Gillespie-Tour de Force-Village Vanguard-Solid State ’68
Frank Sinatra and Count Basie-I Wish u Love-Might as Well be Swing-Reprise ’64
2-min break music: Elizabeth Rodriguez-Desnudendo el Amla

Climate swing calls for changing baritonic sax pressure, Lars Gullin moves into the “Queen of the Jukeboxes” Dinah Washington (after all she once sang "Big Long Sliding Thing", supposedly about a trombone). MJQ plays chamber music once again, newcomer trumpet/vocalist Bria Skonberg livens things up. Detroit, Chicago and New York converge for a couple from Hypnotic Brass and another Queen, pianist Earma Thompson. The blues walked in with Jimmy Witherspoon then Dave Riley, Eddie Jefferson is ultra cool singing Miles. Pianist Russell Schmidt lends his contemporary touch. Cap an hour off with Louis & Ella, Gee Baby, aren’t WE good to you! We love it when great musicians come thru town, it makes radio programming easier with whats happening now, a dozen tracks this episode feature as many active touring artists. Like incredible pianists Harold Mabern and Randy Weston, other spots bring duos together like LeeLee Roberts and guitar, Anot Cohen’s clarinet with piano, Holly Hoffman’s flute with same. Always-innovative John Scofield gives it the acid test, and the annual Blast thrown by http://phoenixblues.org headlines Karen Lovely, with pre-and-after-parties featuring Coco Montoya and James Harman. The unlikely Afro-Cuban version of the blues concludes our broadcast with Chico O’Farrill. Speaking from the Hackable Lector, Hacksaw Jazz.​​

​MP3 of Show # 1620 HR 1 sponsored by Los Compadres Restaurant 02-16-17
Lars Gullin-Deep Purple-New Sounds from Sweden Vol. 2-Prestige ’51
Dinah Washington-Blue Gardenia-The Jazz Sides-Emarcy ’55
Modern Jazz Quartet-Golden Striker-Renuion at Budokan-Pablo ’81
Bria Skonberg-How Can it Be-Bria-Sony Okeh 16
Hypnotic Brass-Deja Vu Mushallah-New York City Live-Pheelco ’08
Ari Brown, Earma Thompson, John Brumbach-Next Time you See Me-Madam Queen-The Sirens ’07
Jimmy-Witherspoon-No Rollin’ Blues-Blues Vol. 3-Sony Smithsonian ’59
Dave Riley-Oh Why-Tribute to Chicago Masters-Electric Lotus ’14
Eddie Jefferson-So What-The Jazz Singer-Evidence ’61
Russell Schmidt-At Time’s End-Anachromysticism-Amp ’12
Louis Armstrong feat. Ella Fitzgerald-Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You-Let’s Do It-Verve ’57 
2-min break music: Charlie Parker-April in Paris 

MP3 of Show # 1620 HR 2 sponsored by Miss Daisy Pet Grooming 02-16-17
Lee Morgan feat. Harold Mabern-Mr. Johnson-Procrastinator-Blue Note ’69 
Randy Weston-Niger Mambo-African Cookbook-Atlantic ’64 
LeeLee Robert-Dryer Wine-Let Me Be the One-Melloland ’16
Anot Cohen-Jitterbug Waltz-Notes from the Village-Anzic ’08
Holly Hoffman-Close your Eyes-single-Snapshots ’11
John Scofield-Groove Elation-title track-Blue Note 95
Coco Montoya-Top of the Hill-Got a Mind to Travel-Blind Pig ’95
Karen Lovely-Blues Ain’t Far Behind-Still the Rain-Pretty Pear ’10 
James Harman-Blues Walked In-Strictly Live in ’85-Ice Pick ’85
Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Orchestra-El Loco Blues-Pure Emotion-Milestone ’95

​We have three tributes and a sub-theme of gypsy jazz this radio episode. First, jazz photographer Chuck Stewart, who just left us, was one of the few who had access to John Coltrane sessions and who demonstrated sufficient respect to be welcome during studio sessions. His anecdotes cue a portion of this week’s playlist, Moody to Miles. Pat “the Hat” Patricia Myers was perhaps the last link to day # 1 of jazz radio for me. A well-respected and long-time Scottsdale columnist, she knew, and understood, everyone on the scene including those in radio. She appreciated & promoted jazz’s offshoots like blues and Latin, and appeared as semi-annual guest on our program. We’ll hear a couple excerpts. NO ONE can replace Pat Myers, whose labors of love can still be seen at http://musicsceneaz.com. (For a brief moment I toyed with being a music journalist & tried to keep up w/her for about two weeks). Third, Ms. Viola passed in 2016, not a public figure, simply a huge fan of tasty jazz who wanted her record collection passed on to Hacksaw Jazz for enjoyment, to be shared with others who would appreciate. Radio is perfect for that. Our “hot” jazz (later becoming “gypsy”) is provided by Django Reinhardt then, John Jorgenson now. Chords & scales yes, but also lyrics & melody, Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP3 of Show # 1619 HR 1 sponsored by Los Compadres Restaurant 02-09-17
Laverne Baker-Saved-single-Atlantic ’61
Dizzy Gillespie Big Band-Left-Hand Corner-Birks’ Works-Verve ’56
John Jorgenson Quintet-It Only Takes a Secret-Returning-J2R ’14
John Coltrane-Double Clutching-Coltrane Time-UA ’58
James Moody-Last Train from Overbrook-Sun Journey-Vanguard ’78
Miles Davis-Joshua-Seven Steps to Heaven-Columbia ’63
Bill Evans-You Must Believe in Spring-title track-WB '77
Mose Allison-If You Go to the City-Best Of-Atlantic ’68
Vanessa Rubin-Morning-Sings-RCA ’95
Django Reinhardt-Nuages-Living Era-ASV ’40
2-min break music: MJQ-Spanish Steps