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Full Moon Hacksaw

Orga­niz­ing radio pro­grams for the annals, hope­ful­ly not for that oth­er sim­i­lar word. Vet­er­an Harold Mabern plays a stan­dard on piano with side­man sax­o­phon­ist Eric Alexan­der, Doc Stew­art plays alto sax in front of Big Band Resus­ci­ta­tion. Mel­low but pro­found state­ments are sung by Lau­ren Hen­der­son then Sebas­t­ian Greschuk plays trum­pet Real­ly nice mod­ern sam­ba trum­pet from Buenos Aires not Brazil. Where do you go after the death of John Coltrane in 1967? I would sug­gest with his side­men like pianist McCoy Tyn­ers Enlight­en­ment album of 1973 at the Mon­treaux Fest in Switzer­land. We fol­low that with a lit­tle meat & pota­toes soul jazz from the same era, sax­o­phon­ist Hank Craw­ford. Doug Can and his West Coast Organ Band fea­tures two tan­dem sax­es, nor­mal­ly crude, heavy and in your face but this time almost pret­ty and swing­ing. For our sec­ond set enjoy sal­sa from Yolan­da Duke singing a stan­dard and Machi­to sim­ply daz­zling from the 1980s. Then blues from the 2000s, Duke Robil­lards Jumpin Blues Review from the east and Lyn­wood Slim from the west. Why not enjoy a sim­ple and pop­u­lar hit jazz record, Lee Mor­gans Sidewinder. Under­stat­ed and seri­ous is Vic­tor Goulds ambi­tions piano & com­po­si­tion, then two sides of todays clar­inet: Ken Peplows­ki fol­lowed by Anot Cohen. Final­ly gui­tarist Wes Mont­gomery swings it out with addi­tion­al strings from a lost era, Hooked on a Hacksaw.