Full Moon Hacksaw
July 11, 2019
A snapshot of Brazilian time and generations: Were astounded in the differentiation of samba and bossa. Here’s a rarity with interesting liner notes by Joao Donato and Eumir Deodato. That leads to a similar mood by Nancy Kelly remembering Mark Murphy. Then drummer/composer/leader with good energy, Dave Robbins Sextet. Hear a track from an album about Candy & sugar, Bonita joins the Blues Shakes. Guy Davis takes his turn with the authentic stuff and Reba Russell’s band relates blues in the soil of the south. Roxy Coss is an impressive tenor saxophonist leading a high-energy quintet, Avashi Cohen tempers the feel leading from the bass. A Woody Herman alumni Bill Perkins puts a lot of living into an arrangement and the Either/Orchestra plays inside within a theme. Hour # 2 of this episode starts with bassist Nicky Parrot, this time instrumentally with saxophonist Harry Allen. Paula Harris is the first of two lady singers, first from a jazzy blues angle then impressive young Lucy Yeghiazaryan is way above average with jazz chops. We always need our Latin fix, so enter Juan DeMarco’s Afro Cuban All Stars. Top-notch drummer Duffy Jackson leads a big band, and trombone, guitar and lady voice collide with Ryan Keberle & Catharsis. Finally Terry Gibbs is solid on medium tempo vibes and drummer and finally leader Al Foster sports an impressive quintet on a new album. No automation just hand selected and collected for you, sometimes analog algorithms by Hacksaw Jazz.