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Show # 1754, 10-17-19
West coast jazz vinyl surfaces a few times this episode, first with Bob Cooper playing oboe. Then it’s the MJQ with impressive big band backing, saxophonist Gary Bartz mellows from the ‘90s and Stan Getz is smoking with Chick Corea in the ‘70s. Re-release blues singles this time come from Annisteen Allen, Magic Sam and Mickey & Sylvia. In a commitment to more big band we hear the Western Illinois University, followed by a Jim Hall/Tom Harrel precious duo. Eric Alexander plays tenor sax in tribute to a past great to wrap act one. Next come new releases from singer/pianist Lauren Lee in perhaps a Joni Mitchell but classical range, then pianist Leslie Pintchik from a recent live Manhattan date. We choose to focus on Ginger Baker in a jazz ballad before a more typical but vintage drum solo from the Graham Bond days. A mambo version of Take Five is heard by Mondo Eleven, Mark Whitfield plays a standard ballad on acoustic guitar. We close out with two more west coast jazz LPs, trumpeter Carmel Jones and woodwind guy Jimmy Giuffre respectively, before newcomer Douye Quatro is true to the bossa nova in a classic by Horace Silver. So keep your radio on, for Hacksaw Jazz.
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Show # 1753, 10-10-19
A fall outdoor festival in the desert southwest is our setting this show, visual art and cuisine conspired with music on radio and live. Charlie Hunter from the ‘90s is happening, as far as new releases we stay low in register for a while first with Baritone Madness, three players on a new CD, then from Chicago the Joshua Jern Jazz Orchestra with you guessed it, more bari sax. Two new discs feature music by Lerner & Loewe, first by reed man Adrian Cunningham, and later in the show very popular among the public is Dick Hyman, still dazzling on piano at 92 welcoming “youngster” reed man Ken Peplowski. Smoking sax over organ is provided by Jerry Weldon, then to temper things master and probably the first jazz saxophonist Colman Hawkins with forgotten wild man on clarinet, PeeWee Russell. Piano music continues first in duet with Champian Fulton joined by Cory Weeds, then Monty Alexander’s Jamaican take on Monk. In hour two it’s Bud Powell lest we forget, then emphasis on Canadian musicians and music by John Coltrane with the Pat LaBarbara/Kirk McDonald Quintet. A little mambo is provided by Tito Puente, then it’s our blues fix for the episode from BB & the Blues Shacks, Matt Guitar Murphy, and Earl Hooker. Back to piano we go with young Emmet Cohen, organ with the Groove man Richard Holmes, then our own community guided this show unexpectedly toward bossa nova. With 8.4 mil plays over 10 years on YouTube, it may not match the pop singers of our time but Stan Getz’s Desafinado IS a hit record in jazz. Cool, calm and collected we are, Hacksaw Jazz.
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Show # 1752, 10-03-19
Produced while relaxing in San Diego, (home of KSDS Jazz 88): With over 30 new releases appearing in our mailbox this week, here’s entire show of them. Results of research AFTER playing them: Vocalist Kurt Elling joined Austrailian trumpeter James Morrison at Birdland, Canadian trumpeter/vocalist Bria Skonberg has gone off the deep end for our prez & the resulting women’s march. Obscure blues singles are re-released by KokoMojo records, two Otis’s: Rush and Spann. Subsidiary label Rhythm Bomb record new sessions dead ringers for the old, Euro rockabilly from Twisted Rod Euro blues from BB and the Blues Shacks together 30 years. Louis Armstrong’s 1952 Berlin concert tape finally comes out with Trummy Young on trombone. Pittsburgh’s Shawn Purcell feels the need to play guitar synth, tricky a la Monk comes Director Jeff Rupert from U Central Florida of Flying Horse Big Band. Tenor sax leader Troy Roberts hosts an organ trio of Joey DeFrancesco and Jeff Tain Watts, no slouches. Hour two opens with L.A. vocalist Staci Griesback singing Patsy Cline, back is the all female latin jazz group Jane Bunnett & Maqueque. Roberto Fonseca’s piano leans Cuban on only a couple of his album, The Soul Rebels are an amalgam of pop thru a New Orleans instrumentation funnel. Pianist Derel Monteith has energy amid an otherwise lifeless and boring solo record…turns out all tracks are mike tests for his trio record released simultaneously. David Finck makes the bass a solo instrument, BYU’s guitar specialist Kirsten R. Bromley is mildly happening. A group called Mad Love calls themselves East/West jazz/Americana-soul and features female vocal. Pianist Florian Hoefner sounds Keith Jarret-ish but cites Americana inspiration like Levon Helm & Chris Thile for his arranger/trio session. Guitarist Randy Napoleon has good orchestral accompaniment with tenor sax. Elaborate, expressive and very artistic is this week’s program, Hacksaw Jazz.
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Show # 1751, 09-26-19
Decades from the 1950s to the present encompass our sounds of salsa/blues/bop beginning with bassist Ray Brown’s generation hosting saxophonist Joshua Redman. Confident drummer Cecil Brooks III leads his group, guitarist Bill Frisell releases another of his style this time with Petra Haden’s voice. We would be remiss not to include west coast jazz like Art Pepper and Chet Baker, and Gerald Wilson. Blues this day comes to us from the northeast with Joe Beard. Pianist Sheldon Zandboer offers another from a new release, giving the lady singers some we hear Kathy Kosins and Laverne Butler. Mose and Mundell, that’s Allison and Lowe, play their music back-to-back and Little Walter provides solid blues with optimism. For act two the big band of Michel Camilo occupies his new release, a re-release from piano great Erroll Garner then guitars from now and then: John Storie and Tal Farlow. A classic provided by saxophonist Sonny Stitt is followed by new trumpeter Theo Croker. John Does is a rare male vocalist with true taste today and big band is not heard often in slow tempo, here with pianist Gene Harris. A couple more lady vocalists very different as in Maria Muldaur followed by Chris Connor before we take it out with straight salsa and Africando. Outstanding summary & statement of purpose - wavelength of self expression, Hacksaw Jazz.
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Show # 1750, 09-19-19
Though we totally skip the 1970s thru the ‘90s this edition, we DO touch on ‘30s thru ‘50s which is vanishing among jazz fans. Stream-of-consciousness and clarity of though brings preparation, then things just fall into place, never struggling to keep up from one track inspiring the next. Take for example the all-new all-female group Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, follow that with a fresh cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca and we’ve got purpose and direction. With a first-time 1986 Miles recording from the can, followed by the same trumpeter’s 1963 sounds, one musician is carried over into a 2019 release in the saxophonist of George Coleman. Blues man Freddy King sings and plays a B side that eventually became a hit, Duke Ellington’s Harry Carney on sax brings an increase in baritonic pressure. The organ attitude is played out by Charlie Hunter, James Carter, and Tony Monaco respectively. For our second part drummer Ernesto Cervini plays his “Turboprop” then Charlie Parker plays his crazy bop. We celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock from a jazz angle: Eric Applegate featuring Ingrid Jenson’s rare electro trumpet. Hear a new one from veteran guitarist Steve Kahn, then reminisce about our big band radio days with what sounds like jazz but somehow never played by jazz jocks: Ralph Marterie, Jan Savitt, Ray McKinley. For good measure there’s Roy Eldridge meeting Artie Shaw. Gerry Mulligan’s concert jazz band takes us fishing after the show. Nat Cole may as well have sung “What Can I Say After I say I’m Hacksaw?”
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1750 HR 1 09-19-19
Jane Bunnett & Maqueque-La Linea/The Line-Up-On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme-Linus Entertainment ’19
Roberto Fonseca-Aggua-Yesun-Mack Avenue ’19
Miles Davis-Echoes in Time/The Wrinkle-Rubberband-Rhino ’19
Miles Davis-So Near So Far-Seven Steps to Heaven-Columbia ’63
George Coleman-Along Came Betty-The Quartet-Smoke Sessions ’19
Freddy King-Love her with a Feeling-Freddy King Sings-King ’61
Duke Ellington-Jam with Sam-Genius of Duke U.S. Dept. HEW (SSA) ’68
Charlie Hunter-Nothing but Trouble-Charlie Hunter-Blue Note ’00
James Carter Organ Trio-Anouman-Live from Newport Jazz-Blue Note ’19
Tony Monaco-Acid Wash-Master Chops T-Summit ’02
1750 HR 2
Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop-Tadd’s Delight-Abundance-Anzic ’18
Charlie Parker-Repetition-The Verve Years 1948-1950-Verve ’48
Charlie Parker-The Bird-The Verve Years 1948-1950-Verve ’49
Charlie Parker-Cardboard-The Verve Years 1948-1950-Verve ’49
Charlie Parker-Passport-The Verve Years 1948-1950-Verve ’49
Eric Applegate feat. Ingrid Jensen-Soul Sacrifice-Woodstock-Artist Alliance ’19
Steve Kahn-Naan Issue-Patchwork-Tone Center ’19
Ralph Marterie-Castle Rock-Dance Band in Town-Mercury ’55
Artie Shaw featuring Roy Eldridge-Little Jazz-self-titled-RCA ’44
Jan Savitt and his Orchestra-720 in the Books-The Tophatters-Decca ’39
New Glenn Miller Orchestra conducted by Ray McKinley-Johnson Rag Cha Cha-On the Road With-RCA ’59
Gerry Mulligan Concert Band-I’m Gonna go Fishin’-The Complete Sessions-Verve ’60
Show # 1749, 09-12-19
How do you do, Hacksaw Jazz are key words with over 1700 jazz radio shows so far but who’s counting? For the first half hour we enjoy releases from the last two years, Christian Jacob’s trio is one of the latest, and the Humanity Quartet with Joel Frahm and Peter Bernstein continue the journey. Chuck Redd plays relaxing vibes and Ben Paterson remedies our Hammond B3 pang. Stay tuned for more where these came from…The Jelly Roll Men from overseas play in lo-fi mono, Fiesta Mambo provides our salsa. Our friend from Oakland Tara Linda sings, as a few listeners note our digging in to old school. Like Zoot Sims swinging sax, Audrey Silver’s contemporary vocal addition and Bill Evans’ and Jim Hall’s introspection. Canadian Bill King starts our second hour on organ, then the late, underrated and nearly forgotten pianist Albert Daily. Joe Henderson plays tenor sax from an early release, Sarah Vaughan goes way back for Rogers & Hart. Harry Allen is nostalgic with relaxation, Roxy Coss is fresh with soprano salutations. Miles Davis’ Incomplete & in the can album from Warner Brothers ’since 86 is finally completed and spun this week JP Soars provides blues and Monk bears bop. Hear audio and see video archives at Full Moon Hacksaw dot com.
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Show # 1748, 09-05-19
A good balance of Brazilian, small group, piano, blues, big band, vocalists, sax, guitar, Cuba and its neighbors, new and vintage. First a new name in Daniela Soledade, her vocal range similar to also brazilian-born Eliane Elias. When you grow up a Brubeck, you achieve SEASONED “busy” to evoke a groove. 20 years of Silver is displayed, pianist Horace Silver in 1955 and 1975, his playing, arranging, taste and style, was definite, original, growing and evolving. Along with usual grouping of horn players. Our blues comes from “Texarkana” and the route from Memphis to Chicago. Gatemouth Brown started in the 1940s but was undiscovered for decades until the 1970s, he died in September ’05, age 81. In the case of Koko Taylor, she was discovered by Willie Dixon and sang the blues on the road until her death in June ’09 at age 80. Lionel Hampton is caught live in Japan in the early 1980s. For act two blues continue with newcomer Sheri Puorto, a counterpoint vocalist on the jazz side is impressive Veronica Swift. We have the only known session where alto saxophonist Art Pepper recorded with guitarist Howard Roberts, then Dizzy Gillespie blowing one of his hits then deferring to Dominican pianist Michel Camilo. It’s more happening guitar with Roland Prince, an Afro-Cuban ballad with Chico O’Farrill, Panamanian Ruben Blades then Denver pianist Walter Gorra. Chronically lodging, you might say, one radio show at a time, Hacksaw Jazz.
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Show # 1747, 08-29-19
Returned from vacation with an overload of new releases, we must hear Bud Powell first. Speaking of pianists, 11-time Grammy nominee Kenny Barron introduced his new quintet last year. For the counterculture cause, we combine 3 clarinets and lady voice for 3 minutes with a quartet named Pneuma. For plenty guitars we turn to Greg Snyder’s trio, then Kenny Burrell hosting two (then) younger guitarists at the Village Vanguard of the 1980s. Jamaican jazz pianist Monty Alexander does it again with a new release. Saxophonist Ben Flocks features a lounge record-cheesy music store demonstration-type organ we hope on purpose. Then for classic blues singles from ’52, ’61 and ’55 respectively, the folks at Rhythm Bomb/KokoMojo/Atomicat have tied them all up nicely in new compilations. RIP Canned Heat bassist Larry “The Mole” Taylor. Hour two is inspired by the great McCoy Tyner and the Blue Note Label. Of which, a recent article about the label suggested jazz is in a state of diffusion: Much of its forward motion is happening on the fringes, and there’s hardly a mainstream sound to speak of. Beyond that, almost anything goes. So…for vintage Blue Note Record releases we feature saxophonist Wayne Shorter who had a musical association with trumpeter Lee Morgan and pianist McCoy Tyner. The latter befriended west-coast keyboard man/composer Doug Carn who just released a new album this year. Also new hear vocalist Veronica Swift and trombonist Steve Davis. In between are the undisputed masters of musician’s musicians, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis. Basic foundations for both jazz and radio are time and sound. Those we have, Hacksaw Jazz.
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Summer repeat # 3, 08-22-19
A relaxed flowing show, the way we like it, still in summer re-runs with segments from ’16 & ’17 making a pretty good amalgam touching on all decades 40s thru current teens. Once considered “full spectrum jazz,” with more passage of time we don’t even pick up the music’s history until a renaissance. Also we get better doses of both blues and Latin. Wardell Gray, Annie Ross, a Count Basie jam, and light bolero hence Shades of Jade get things going. Late blues men from the Alligator label William Clarke and Long John Hunter, then into Monk. Parisian Django memories played by Stephane Wremble, perhaps today’s elder statesman of the clarinet Eddie Daniels, then Lou Rawles with Les McCann from the west to Sugar Ray and the Bluetones in the east. Tito Puente plays Freddie Hubbard, Ray Brown and Jimmy Rowles are ultra seasoned. Alto flutist Holly Hofmann nods to influences, Phillip Strange flourishes on piano. The Cookers continue a hard/post-bop sound and a couple Putumayo salsa album tracks play. Finally from the ‘70s we combine a Tonight Show sax with a cool pre-free player, Pete Christlieb and Warne Marsh. Emotion from music regardless of when or how recorded, I heard it thru the Hacksaw.
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Summer repeat # 2, 08-15-19
Uptempo big band is the name of the game yet lets not forget what makes jazz improv around a melody, often but always familiar. After Woody Herman and Brian Dickinson’ orchestras (but before Thad Jones and Mel Lewis) comes singer Nancy Harms, tenor sax from a couple suave guys Harry Allen and Zoot Sims. Louis Bellson gets us thru hot weather, and Marcus Miller features bass clarinet among other horn guests harkening back to other Blue Note records recordings in this case including spiritual choir. Patrick Zimmerli gives one of his tracks to pianist Ethan Iverson with okay forward/free thinking. "Hacksaw Philharmonic."
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Summer repeat # 1, 08-08-19
While it is true none are immune to passage of time, customs and traditions remain whether style or region. Newer players with changing mentality keep our ears exercised to what’s happening, and during our summer break we embrace reviewing it all. Alexander Claffy welcomes Kurt Rosenwinkel on guitar, a couple Boston guys make their appearances: Composer/leader Bill Banfield and vocalist Jim Porcella. In between pianist Jeb Patton appears in New York, as vocalist Kat Gang is nearby. For new Cuban piano sounds we turn to Harold Lopez-Nussa, and north of the border comes bassist Dave Young. Forward-looking trombonist Steve Turre here plays pretty, and Frank Morgan is asking US what is this thing. A classic set of music happens in hour # 2, Duke Ellington’s Famous Orchestra from right in the day, John Coltrane is meditative and Spiritual. Antacid jazz is provided by saxophonist Rob Dixon featuring 7-string guitarist Charlie Hunter, followed by a classic from the Wynton Kelly Trio and Wes Montgomery. Various voices play us out, like Christine Hitt, Rosa Pasos in the Brazilian Portuguese and BB King perhaps from early Memphis days. One more Latin spin with Jimmy Bosch then the blues with Little Victor and Eli Cook. Where else would you find this variety in a short two hours? Hacksaw Jazz.
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Show # 1746, 08-01-19
We start in Cal Tjader’s San Francisco Latin percussion world, the grooves crisp and succinct, with an occasional emulation his laid-back Shearing sound (more of which later). Then Tito Puente celebrates his 100th and in a single track honors many vocalists appearing with his orchestra thru the years: Millie P, Tony Vega, Jose Alberto “El Canario,” Tito Nieves, Domingo Quinones, Santos Colon, Ismael Miranda, Oscar D’Leon and Celia Cruz! We must swing from there, so enter T.S. Monk. Singer Lauren Henderson sings in Panamanian/Montserradian/Caribbean Spanish creating tango plus samba equaling TAMBA. Or is it tango and bossa making TOSSA? Jack Castanzo and wife Marda (Saxon one of the vocalists here) were dancers before he became Mr. Bongo and joined Mr. Piano Eddie Cano. To Arkansas for Larry Davis’ blues, the Pacific Northwest for those of Karen Lovely. Weather alert tones on phones at a concert imitated on piano by Cyrus Chestnut inspired one of his tracks. In hour 2 two tandem tenors are Frank Foster and Frank Wess, then we celebrate Lennie Tristano (who influenced Bill Evans and group interplay) played by George Shearing’s trio at Blue Note. Smokin’ sax with Roxy Coss leads to her pianist Miki Yamanaka and her respective album. From the latter’s label Cellar also comes Vancouver drummer Dave Robbins. From Norway comes drummer Snorre Kirk, then respect to elder statesmen of 1980s jazz, Billy Eckstine and Benny Carter. Soon 8-string guitarist Charlie Hunter and vocalist Kurt Elling combine funky attitudes, and swing out we do with trombonist Al Grey and trumpeter Sweets Edison. Past aliases: Jazz Mechanic, Workshop/Grooveyard. It all still works, just add Hacksaw.
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RadioPhoenix.org, KPNG-FM EVIT Radio Chandler AZ, KMRE-FM Bellingham WA, KKRN Round Mountain CA, WKAR-FM E. Lansing MI, WVBI Beaver Island MI, WADR-FM Janesville WI, Global Community Radio Network "GCR III" Geneva NY, CJUM-FM Winnipeg, WMOT Middle State Tennessee Jazz Network, WHPW Harpswell MN, WYAP Clay WV, WEJP Wheeling WV, KHOI-FM Ames IA, WOUB-AM Athens OH, KAWC-FM/Border Radio KOFA-AM/Arizona Community Radio Network: Yuma, Parker, Kingman, Williams, Prescott & Flagstaff AZ, Radio586.net Musician’s Union Phoenix,