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



​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
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
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
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
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
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
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

To give our music the edge we call on drummer Stockton Helming from Dallas, the eclecticism continues with former Mingus trumpeter Jack Walrath and the bonus of organist Don Pullen. Anat Cohen plays her clarinet over a Brazilian choro rhythm from her brand-new album. Classics come from Eddie Harris, Herbie Hancock and Dakota Staton, vocals continuing with Jim Porcella and Mavis Staples joining guitarist John Scofield. Culture shock from Harry James to Queen Ida’s zydeco, and Infatuation/puppy love, letting loose with fun the way we really like, is worked out by Rene Marie. Post-bop piano great Horace Silver starts our second hour, and saxophonist Sonny Stitt reminds us how he was a legend of acid jazz. Antacid jazz is provided by newcomer Bria Skonberg and celebrating 80 years young is legendary Ron Carter, having done almost 2500 recording sessions making him the most-recorded jazz bassist in history. Music director of Buena Vista Social Club, Juan DeMarcos, leads today’s version of the Afro Cuban All-Stars. Danish blues man Dexter Shaw plays and sings an offshoot of Marcia Ball’s, or I’m sure someone way further back, playing with a poodle or something of the sort pure in thought. Brother Ray Charles is on top of the world, as jazz can be hot or cool at the same time, automatic temperature control adjustable according to your VIBE. Hacksaw Jazz.

MP3 of show # 1633 HR 1 sponsored by Los Compadres Restaurant 05-18-17
Stockton Helbing-Orbital-Crazy Aquarius-Armored ’13
Jack Walrath and the Masters of Suspense-Decisions-Serious Hang-Muse ’94
Anat Cohen-Choro pesado-Rosa dos Ventos-Anzic ’17
Eddie Harris-Cryin’ Blues-The In Sound-Atlantic ’66
Herbie Hancock-Maiden Voyage-Cantaloupe Island-Blue Note ’65
Dakota Staton-Trust in Me-Late Late Show-Capitol ’58
Jim Porcella-Morning-Sneak Preview-Brownstone ’92
John Scofield feat. Mavis Staples-I Can’t Stop Loving You-That’s What I Say-Verve ’05
Harry James-Hodge Podge-First-Team Player on the Jazz Varsity-Savoy ’40
Queen Ida and her Zydeco Band-Choupik Two Step-On a Saturday Night-GNP ’84
Rene Marie-Little Girl-Serene Renegade-Maxjazz ’04
2-min break music: Stuff Smith-Ain’t She Sweet

MP3 of show # 1633 HR 2 sponsored by Allegro Music 05-18-17
Horace Silver-Motivation-Silver and Wood-Blue Note ’76
Sonny Stitt-There Are Such Things-Legends of Acid Jazz-Prestige ’71
Bria Skonberg-Down in the Deep-Bria-Sony Like ’16
Ron Carter Trio-The Golden Striker-Giordono in Jazz ’15
Ron Carter Quartet-It’s All About Time-At Sweet Basil with Art Farmer-Jazz 3 + Toio Media ’90
Juan de Marcos Afro Cuban All-Stars-Gliceria 5:00am-Absolutely Live II-DM Ahora ’17 
Dexter Shaw and the Wolftones-Larsa-Dexin’-Rhythm Bomb ’17
Ray Charles-Sittin’ on Top of the World-Pure Genius-Stardust ’58
2-min break music: Metronome All-Stars-No Figs

Due to our theme, not much on this episode’s playlist is older than a few years. We’re overdue for a review of concerts over the last few months, and it would take many more hours to cover them all. People who would normally not mix: Landau Eugene Murphy and King Sunny Ade, Big band to TrioKait’s piano to Hypnotic Brass. We also have to play a few oldies, and vinyl, even shellac in one case. In that regard hear Bill Evans, Stan Getz, David Newman, a request for Lucky Peterson and the seldom-heard guitarist Lonnie Johnson. I suppose macho drummers can appreciate Buddy Rich’s warmth! Hour two begins with Tribecastan’s presence very evident, at times I like their recordings better than live selections, but again how many “out there” pay tribute to Sun Ra? Joey Alexander’s youth gives way to the Cookers’ wisdom, Haley Reinhart can really sing, Charles Lloyd has really been around. New releases from the Anderson Brothers and Juan DeMarcos & the Afro-Cuban All-Stars, concluding with a nod to a couple ladies top of mind on the scene, Lizz Wright and Anat Cohen. 
MP3 of show # 1632 HR 1 sponsored by Music Scene AZ 05-11-17
Landau Eugene Murphy-Ain’t that a Kick in the Head-That’s Life-Columbia ’11 
King Sunny Ade-Baba L’oun S’ohun Gbogbo-Baba mo Tunde-Fontana ’10
Bill Evans and Stan Getz-Funkallero-But Beautiful-Milestone ’74
Kansas City Boulevard Big Band-Get a Life-Stellar-Sea Breeze ’96
Kait Dunton-Prelude-TrioKait-Real and Imagined ’15
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble-Hypnotic-HBE-Honest Jons -09
David Newman-Tin Tin Deo-Fathead-Atlantic ’58
Lucky Peterson-Can’t get no Loving on the Telephone-Lucky Strikes-Alligator ’89
Lonnie Johnson-Trouble ain’t Nothin but the Blues-Tomorrow Night-Gusto ’49
Buddy Rich Orchestra-Machine-Burnin’ for Buddy-Atlantic ’94
2-min break music: Charles Lloyd-Love In

MP3 of show # 1632 HR 2 sponsored by Tom Watson Wells Fargo Advisors 05-11-17
Tribecastan-Daddy Barracuda-New Deli-Evergreene ’12
Joey Alexander-Giant Steps-My Favorite Things-Motema ’15
The Cookers-Blackfoot-Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart-Smoke Sessions ’16
Haley Reinhart-Black Hole Sun-Post Modern Jukebox-YouTube ’15
Charles Lloyd-Island Blues-Nirvana-Columbia ’68
Anderson Brothers-Nirvana-title track-Gut String ’15
Afro Cuban All-Stars-Candela-Absolutely Live II-DM Ahora ’17
Lizz Wright-Somewhere Down the Mystic-Freedom and Surrender-Concord ’15
Anot Cohen & Trio Brasileiro-Ijexa-Rosa dos Ventos-Anzic ’17
2-min break music: Tito Rodriguez-Esta es mi Orquesta

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










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