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Full Moon Hacksaw

Chet Bak­er says it best for starters, Jump­ing off a Clef, then pleas­ant trom­bone arrange­ments from Joey Sell­ers. From Cuba’s Ruben Gon­za­lez to blues man Bil­ly Boy Arnold, the res­o­lu­tion is in the Bill Evans Trio wel­com­ing in sax­o­phon­ists. Vocal­ists with feel­ing fol­low: Jon Hen­dricks, Bil­ly Eck­s­tine, Bet­ty Carter and Eddie Jef­fer­son, they just don’t make em like this any­more. We pay trib­ute to the late Jim­my Heath, gone ear­ly this year at 93, with the Heath Broth­ers. For hour two Stan Getz joins of all peo­ple Sybil Shep­herd, they are fol­lowed with a sim­i­lar idea from new vocal­ist Veron­i­ca Swift. Then we get into some preach­ing from the pul­pit, per­haps creep­ing like a cat thru the alley, from Eddie Lock­jaw Davis and Howl­in’ Wolf. Back to our Afro-Cuban jazz, Chico O’ Far­rill is fol­lowed by Pon­cho Sanchez. We enjoy an extend­ed gui­tar jam from the late Gabor Szabo and wrap our ses­sion with three new releas­es: Pianists Mon­ty Alexan­der and Michael Wolff, and final­ly vocal­ist Mar­ci Miller. Hack­saw on my shoul­der makes me happy.