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Full Moon Hacksaw

To look at this pro­grams playlist over­all, it con­tains mod­ern jazz, tan­go with­in clas­si­cal, melody and lyri­cism, R & B, and Latin. Quite a sum when the orig­i­nal inspi­ra­tion was to focus on vinyl from the 1980s, most of which were dig­i­tal­ly mas­tered just as CDs were being intro­duced. But when Pres­tige Records ran a con­test online for our favorite of that labels releas­es, we picked trum­peter Miles Davis cir­ca 1950. From that muse comes a Carnegie Hall all-star con­cert, then a stu­dio ses­sion with the trum­peter co-lead­ing with vibra­phon­ist Milt Jack­son. Gui­tarist Joe Pass was well-record­ed in the 1980s, long before singer Nan­cy Harms from New York record­ed Elling­ton. Drum­mer Shelly Manne shows off a cou­ple of his men, then appear­ance and tone come in one pack­age with trum­peter Tine Thing Helseth. The 1980s again are rep­re­sent­ed by pianist Abdul­lah Ibrahim and trom­bon­ist JJ John­son. For act two, new names Rob Ryn­dak and Tom Lock­wood wel­come trum­peter Bri­an Lynch, the dri­est mar­ti­ni sound of all sax­es, Paul Desmond plays Djan­go Rein­hart. Our favorite of new vocal­ists comes from Arme­nia, Ms. Lucy Yeghi­azaryan. Lau­ren Hen­der­son sings of noth­ing polit­i­cal, just that tougher top­ic of love. Then we hear the very best, Sarah Vaugh­an and Ella Fitzger­ald. The for­mer nor­mal­ly sassy, this time more divine. The lat­ter is in a blues bag here, organ­ist Bill Doggett stays on for one more. Back to our 80s vinyl with sax­o­phon­ist Phil Woods. A break for Latin music by Willie Colon and Chu­chi­to Valdez, one more west coast oldie with pianist Lloyd Glenn, then Clark Ter­ry and Red Mitchell play it out for Basie in the 80s. Reg­u­lar web­site vis­i­tors KNOW how to push our but­tons, Hack­saw was a Rolling Stone.