Full Moon Hacksaw
December 5, 2019
Tiz autumn, we call on Clark Terry a real brass man then defer to younger generations like Wynton Marsalis to continue. No one did it like Mingus, but the Dynasty carries on his unique legacy. Jonathan Kreisberg is a young guitarist sounding today as many elder statesmen first did, which shows promise. After all that we need to mellow out and see what kind of mood Lee Morgan and his Blue Note cohorts were in 64. For rhythms hinting at Latin lets consult Cinco de Moio and Gabriel Mark Hasselbach. In hour two Karrin Allyson continues her energy with a new thematic album with guests like Kurt Elling. Stan Gets is mesmerizing on his tenor sax, Joshua Jerns Jazz Orchestra keeps the swing relaxed and we get our daily dose of Miles and Coltrane. To welcome a guitar theme we turn to the blues, namely Magic Slim and the Teardrops and Tinsley Ellis, respectively. George Coleman is superb after six decades of sax playing, his sideman is equally experienced pianist Harold Mabern. And to seal the guitar deal, how about one of Wes Montgomery’s first recordings, with fellow Indianapolis guy Freddie Hubbard. Let’s make it habitual and a ritual, hand-picked jazz on the radio for you since 1975, Hacksaw Jazz.