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Full Moon Hacksaw

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.