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

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






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​Broadcasting from Reno, where Johnny Cash shot that man…in a late winter/early spring storm beginning with super cool Miles to thaw our snowfall with Solar, clearing for a snow angel and snow man, respectively. We hear Art Pepper’s 1970s playing recorded in Tokyo for that Landscape. New release time with Toronto’s Bill King, plus LA drummer Barret Martin. For Latin we turn to Tito Puente combining the cool of George Shearing, then for bop to Supersax playing Bird. From Rhode Island one of the more momentous Newport Jazz Festivals with Duke Ellington premiering a then-new work, and a double play from Lambert, Hendricks and Ross…covering topics including love, truth, honor and happiness. Blues Radio Hacksaw: This time the Big Boss Man of Jimmy Reed is lucky not to run into us here. Two ladies are in the groove from KokoMojo’s re-release “Cat Scratchin,’” Shirley Ann Lee and Geneva Vallier harken back to ‘60s and ‘50s respectively. More new releases by Hailu Mergia, an Ethiopian organist, and Dick Fregulia, a veteran pianist from San Francisco. Slowing it down is master guitarist Howard Roberts, and Karen Souza takes a twist in her sobriety (covering many including Liza Minnelli of all people). For two wicked grooves we turn to Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters. A buoyant release is provided by cool saxophonists Gerry Mulligan and Ben Webster. Barbara Dennerlein, the German organist, is the youngest  musician of our final half hour, clocking in from 1997. The history of Hacksaw. 

​MP3 of show # 1677 HR on remote from Reno 1 03-22-18
Miles Davis-Solar-Walkin’-Prestige ’54
Art Pepper-Landscape-Complete Galaxy Recordings-Galaxy ’79
Bill King-There It Is-Soul Jazz Vol. 1-7 Arts ’18
Barret Martin Group-Playing the 4th Prime-Transcendence-Sunyata ’18
Tito Puente feat. George Shearing-Lullaby of Birdland-Concord ’83
Supersax-Blue ’N Boogie-Plays Bird-Capitol ’75
Duke Ellington-Festival Junction (stereo) Newport ’56
Lambert, Hendricks and Ross-Four-The Swingers-SBJC ’61                
Lambert, Hendricks and Ross-Four Brothers-Sing a Song of Basie-Roulette ’57        
2-min break music: Howard Roberts-Sack O Woe

MP3 of show # 1677 HR 2 on remote from Reno 03-22-17
Jimmy Reed-Big Boss Man-Jazz & Blues-Charly ’60
Shirley Ann Lee-How Can I Lose-Cat Scratchin’-KokoMojo (Revival) ’68
Geneva Vallier-You Said you Had a Woman-Cat Scratchin’-KokoMojo (Cash) ’55
Hailu Mergia-Gum Gum-Lala Belu-AFTA ’18
Dick Fregulia Trio-Barbara-What Now?-Blue Koala ’17
Howard Roberts-Girl Talk-Goodies-Capitol ’65
Karen Souza-Twist in my Sobriety-Essentials II-Music Brokers ’14
Howlin’ Wolf-Change My Way-title track Chess ’58
Muddy Waters-Long Distance Call-Fathers and Sons-Chess ’68
Gerry Mulligan Ben Webster-What Is This Thing called Love-Meets-Verve ’59
Barbara Dennerlein-Walk on Air-Junkanoo-Verve ’97
2-min break music: Bill King-Stax ‘Em High

​It’s time for another annual remote broadcast from our long-time sponsor uninterrupted since 2011, Gifts Anon (two words on Facebook). This year went as usual in some ways, like our music overtaking the usual tranquil background of the 12-step book & gift store, our music taking the form of more “jazz hits” thru the decades, and our visits with anonymous customers who wandered in, willing to talk on the radio about the merchandise. The difference this time was owner Marilyn could not be on-site, so right-hand man Sloan was my co-host and broadcast the entire two hours on Facebook Live. Due to that, cohort Bob viewed the broadcast and was alarmed that Sloan was so into being a radio host he needed help running the store. In came Bob to enumerate extemporaneously about EVERYTHING in the store. From Ahmad Jamal’s and Eliane Elias’ pianos (lounge to Brazil) to Latin jazz and Delta blues, more adventurous meanderings were possible with Don Houge and Cyrus Chestnut. From there to the popular Cannonball Adderley, with and without Miles Davis. More ethnic rhythms by way of Afro-Latin, Brazilian Anat Cohen and Jamaican Monty Alexander, to relaxed Kenny Burrell guitar. Saxophonists Eddie Harris and Zoot sims wrapped the day, with one last blues by Joe Beard sandwiched in. Sixteen tons & whattaya get? Another day older & living in abundance, Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP3 of show # 1676 HR 1 on remote from Gifts Anon 03-15-18
Ahmad Jamal-The Awakening-title track-Impulse ’70
Eliane Elias-Stay Cool (Uno Mas)-Light my Fire-Concord ’12
JP Torres-Samba for Carmen-Trombone Man-Sony Tropijazz ’95
Dave Riley & Bob Corritore-Way Back Home-Travelin’ the Dirt Road-Blue Witch ’07
Sonny Boy Williamson-Bring it on Home-His Best-Chess ’61
Don Houge Quintet-For the Duration-The Eternal Now-Accurate ’94
Cyrus Chestnut Trio-Nardis-There’s a Sweet Sweet Spirit High Note ’17
Cannonball Adderley-Mercy Mercy Mercy-Live at the Club-Capitol ’66
2-min break music: Bill Doggett-Blip Blop

MP3 of show # 1676 HR 2 03-15-18
Miles Davis-Freddie Freeloader-Kind of Blue-Columbia ’59                                       
Shades of Jade-El Pasado Bueno-Afro-Latin Jazz & Salsa-Absolute Pitch ’89
Anat Cohen-Baiao da Esperanca-Rosa dos Ventos-Anzic ’17        
Monty Alexander-Love & Happiness-Rass-MPS ’74
Kenny Burrell-Saturday Night Blues-Midnight Blue-Blue Note ’63
Eddie Harris-Listen Here-title track-Atlantic ’68
Joe Beard The Things that I Used to Do-For Real-Audioquest ’98
Zoot Sims-Somerset-Nirvana-Groove Merchant ’73
2-min break music: Miles Davis-Blue in Green

We pull the more obscure records & CDs off our shelves for a couple hours of pianists, brass & wind players, singers and guitarists. We start in the 21st Century and revue back, DiAnne Price is a piano wild woman of Memphis, Kelley Hunt comes from near Kansas City. Indonesian Joey Alexander is hands-down the most talked-about wizard on the keys, taking cues from all the greats without needing to be any of them. Hypnotic Brass from Chicago is in New York, George Shearing plays a hit by War. Karen Souza is a newer singer on the scene, John Pisano is endorsed by Joe Pass. For the saxy ones we defer to Zoot Sims and Eric Alexander to bookend the generations.  John Coltrane in 1965 is a very worthwhile study as “Transition,” recorded during his quartet period, marks territory beyond “Love Supreme” as the great one searched further and deeper into chords and scales to express an enormous spirit that just now catches up to our time. As a release we call on trumpeter Teramasa Hino then on to straight-ahead with Sonny Clark, not a disciplined person but a technically impressive yet relaxed pianist. We need more fiddle in our sounds, enter Frenchman Stephane Grappelli, and for the final half hour around the stretch it’s all retro with Roy Eldridge, Helen Forest, Kenny Barron with the newest recording dated 1991, and the tragic saxophone voice of Wardell Gray. Artistic radio waves in a digital age, we swing and shuffle for a living, Hacksaw Jazz. 

MP3 of show # 1675 HR 1 03-08-18 sponsored by Shiner Gold Pomade
DiAnne Price-Pig Meat-Wild Women-GoJazz '03 5
Kelley Hunt-Queen of the 88s-Inspiration-88 Records '00 10
Joey Alexander-Ugly Beauty-Joey. Monk. Live.-Motema ’17
Hypnotic Brass-Juke Box-New York City Live-Hypnotic Brass '07 4
George Shearing-World is a Ghetto
Karen Souza-I Fall in Love Too Easily
John Pisano If I Should Lose You
Zoot Sims-Doggin' Around-Down Home-Bethlehem '56 7
Eric Alexander-Mr. Stitt-Chicago Fire-Hi Note '14 7
2-min break music: Antonio Hart-Uptown Traveler

MP3 of show # 1675 HR 2 03-08-18
John Coltrane-Transition
Teramasa Hino-Monk’s Dilemma-Acoustic Boogie-Blue Note ’95
Sonny Clarke-Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
Stephane Grapelli-May fools
Roy Eldridge-That Thang
Helen Forest-You Made me Love You
Kenny Barron-Four in One
Wardell Gray-Dat’s It
2-min break music: Benny Green-Bish Bash

​A good mixture of our usual salsa/blues/bop in retrogressive groove, the late Michael Burks shuffling at start.  Afro-Cuban sounds from master Machito and Cuban-born now American jazz man Paquito D’Rivera with guest James Moody. One of the most-recorded alto saxophonists of our day is Gary Bartz, and happening indeed is Charlie Hunter’s SOMA Trio. No one will ever play sax and trumpet again like Coleman Hawkins and Clark Terry, nor will a melodist like Stan Getz be likely to ever be duplicated. Scatting his way into our hearts and hour # 2 is the wonderful Eddie Jefferson, a gorgeous melody is played by New Cool collective. Bebo Valdez conducts a descarga, Jon Hendricks bops again and segues to more singers like Gregory Porter and Dakota Staton. She sings an Al Kooper tune so Al plays a Memphis cover, Little Walter was the BADDEST, both in literal and musical terms. On the air swinging, shuffling & negotiating musical trends thru the years, this is Hacksaw Jazz.

​​MP3 of show # 1674 HR 1 03-01-18 sponsored by Young Sounds of AZ
Michael Burks-Find Me a New Love-Michael Burks Band-MBCD ’97
Machito-Quimbobo-1983 Grammy Award Winner-Impulse
Paquito D’Rivera Who’s Smoking title track Candid ’91
Gary Bartz-Nusia’s Poem-The Red and Orange Poems ’94
Charlie Hunter Trio-Greasy Granny-Bing Bing Bing-Blue Note ’95
Coleman Hawkins and Clark Terry-Feedin' the Bean-Giants of Tenor Saxophone-Columbia '62
Stan Getz-Eiderdown-Gold Happy Birthday-Inner City ’77
2-min break music: Joe Pass-Sleepy Time Down South

MP3 of show # 1674 HR 2 03-01-18
Eddie Jefferson-Keep Walkin’-Still On the Planet-Muse ’77
New Cool Collective-Villachaise Electric Monkey Sessions 2-Banquet ’17
Bebo Valdez-La Batanga-Latin Jam Session-Polydor ’56
Jon Hendricks-Roll ‘Em Pete-Boppin’ at the Blue Note-Telarc ’93
Gregory Porter-Work Song-Be Good-Motema ’12
Dakota Staton-I Love You More than you’ll Ever Know-Country Man-Groove Merchant ’72
Al Kooper-Green Onions-Black Coffee-Favored Nations ’05
Little Walter-My Babe-12 Hits-Chess ’55
2-min break music: Dean Murphy-Who’s It Gonna Be

​From the happening archives comes guitarist Roland Prince, Chico O’Farrill simmers down to Cyrus Chestnut’s tribute to Bobby Hutchinson. Normally Jazz at Lincoln Center reminds me of Ellington but here more like Cecil Taylor in the pianist and composer of Myra Melford, working well with Wynton Marsalis. Time to slap this baby into blues mode with Carey Bell, Anson Funderburgh with Sam Myers, Freddie AND Albert King, Jimmy Witherspoon and Ruthie Foster for Blues Radio Hacksaw. For another hour we enter with Bobby Timmons’ soul jazz, mellow out with Kathy Kosins and shuffle with Deanna Bogart. Bill Doggett has a nice bounce on a hit record, Roy Hargrove is into Afro-Cuban rhythms and Lizz Wright again sings off her new album. Piano wizardry of Geoff Keezer bridges the half hour mark into electric piano from Joran Cariou. Guitarist Peter Bernstein beautifully interprets Monk, Maestro Moacir Santos engages authentic Brazilian jazz while Doc Stewart sutures up said rhythms around a remarkable big band effort. Blues is our business at the University of Hacksaw.

MP3 of show # 1673 HR 1 sponsored by Womack 1 2-22-18
Roland Prince-People's Song-Free Spirit-Vanguard ’77
Chico O'Farril-Campina-Pure Emotion-Milestone ’95
Cyrus Chestnut-The Littlest One of All-There’s a Sweet Sweet Spirit High Note ’17
Jazz at Lincoln Center-Strawberry-Handful of keys-Blue Engine ’17 
Carrie Bell-When I Get Drunk-Deep Down-Alligator '95
Anson Funderbergh-Ramblin’ Woman-Which Way is Texas-Bullseye ’03  
Freddie Stumble X 2 Let’s Hide Away and Dance Away-Federal ’61 
Albert King-Born Under a Bad Sign-title track-Stax ’68
Jimmy Witherspoon-How Long-Renaissance Club-Folkways ’67
Ruthie Foster-My Kinda Lover-Promise of a Brand New Day-Blue Corn ’14
Ella Fitzgerald-Ella’s Contribution to the Blues-title track-Classics ’52
2-min break music: Kenny Barron-Here and There 

MP3 of show 1673 HR 2 sponsored by Los Compadres Restaurant 2-22-18
Bobby Timmons-This Here-This Here Is-Riverside '60
Kathy Kosins-Spring is in You-The Space Between-Mahogany ’13
Deanna Bogart-You Got what it Takes-Real Time-Blind Pig ’06
Bill Doggett-Blip Blop-single-King ’58
Roy Hargrove Afrodesia Habana Verve ’97
Lizz Wright-What Would I Do without You-Grace-Concord ’17
Geoff Keezer Trio-2300 Skidoo-Bob Belden’s Shades of Blue-Blue Note ’96
Joran Cariou Trio-Share-The Path Up-Anzahl Disks/Tonträger ’17 
Peter Bernstein Pannonica-Signs Live! Smoke Sessions ’17
Moacir Santos-Kermis-Maestro-Blue Note ’72
Doc Stewart-Introduction to a Samba-Code Blue-Tempest ’14
2-min: Wardell Grey-Dat’s It

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MP3 of Show # 1668 HR 2 sponsored by The Womack

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

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

​MP3 of show # 1667 HR 1 sponsored by Young Sounds of Arizona 01-11-18
Rahsaan Roland Kirk-Making Love After Hours-Best Of-Atlantic ’65
Roswell w/Steve Lacey-Friday the 13th-Regeneration-Soul Note ’83
Ruben Gonzalez-Chanchullo-title track-Nonesuch World Circuit ’00
Miles Davis-I Don’t Wanna be Kissed-Miles Ahead-Columbia ’57
Eliane Elias-Sambou Sambou-Dance of Time-Concord ’17 
BB and the Blues Shacks-Angry Cat-Reservation-Rhythm Bomb ’17
Anot Cohen & Trio Brasileiro-Baiao da Esperança-Rosa dos Ventos-Anzic ’17
Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm-For One More Day-Got a Brand New Suit-Radioland ’17    
J. P. Torres-Sweet Cherry Pie-Trombone Man-Sony Tropijazz ’95
Ruthie Foster-Singing the Blues-Promise of a Brand New Day-Blue Corn ’14
2-min break music: Jimmy Thackery-Stumble

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

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

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

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





































































































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