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Full Moon Hacksaw

We bor­row influ­ence from the clas­si­cal and pop sides for our jazz and blues this episode, as one album title apt­ly states vari­ety is the spice.” From Angel Romero’s gui­tar and George Shear­ing’s piano play­ing music by Claude Bolling, to Oscar Peter­son team­ing up with who has to be the grand-dad­dy of em all, Louie Arm­strong, the tone is set. From there we must hear vocal cal­is­then­ics from the late Leon Thomas, then a new release from trum­peter Gabriel Mark Has­sel­bach. All-stars you would call Char­lie Park­er, Dizzy Gille­spie, Art Blakey, Clif­ford Brown and Horace Sil­ver, all with­in the span of a half hour. They call it Mad­ness, we call it Bari­ton­ic sax pres­sure, Bari­tone Mad­ness con­tains three play­ers. For hour num­ber two, hear Cal Tjad­er with his ultra cool Latin rhythms, Roy Gaines’ and Son­ny Boy Williamson’s brands of blues, fol­lowed by a piano/​sax duo from Champian Ful­ton with Corey Weeds. Dance rhythms flow next from Les Brown’s band of renown, then it’s our Latin sec­tion with pianist Harold Lopez-Nus­sa and Con­jun­to Col­ores. Heavy sounds emanate from the pen and bass of the great Charles Min­gus, and final­ly it’s bed­time from trom­bon­ist Wycliffe Gor­don. Do what you love and the food and records will fol­low, it’s a mar­velous night for a Hacksaw.