Full Moon Hacksaw
July 25, 2019
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.