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Full Moon Hacksaw

Jazz radio pro­vides a fresh sound for relax­ation, stim­u­la­tion, enter­tain­ment. But if some liken jazz on the radio to an infor­mal edu­ca­tion of an art form, that’s okay with us. Jeb Pat­ton plays fiery piano, Bill Ban­field tap dances to his Imag­ine Orches­tra, both released in 2018. Wild Cha­ranga is pro­vid­ed by Ray Bar­ret­to, and Tito Puente pro­vides a sim­i­lar tem­po on an almost Asian sound in Latin Jazz. Cootie Williams and Jim­my Lunce­ford pro­vide imme­di­ate pre-war jazz, be-bop and swing dance era are the dif­fer­ences in cat­e­gories. Bassist Alexan­der Claffy has turned us on to singer Veron­i­ca Swift for a brand-new release, Bill Evans adds his usu­al col­lec­tive impro­vi­sa­tion. For blues we call on har­mon­i­ca men Char­lie Mus­sel­white and Big Wal­ter Hor­ton, and the alto sax of Hank Craw­ford. New Orleans vet­er­an drum­mer Her­lin Riley fronts a group of young artists, the leg­endary John Hicks plays a pleas­ant arrange­ment from the piano. Doug Carn from Flori­da is greasy and grind­ing with Ham­mond B3, John Dokes is a refresh­ing voice among wan­na-bes these days when it comes to real jazz singing. Trum­peter Tom Har­rell digs deep, Art Pep­per is lyri­cal and melod­ic on bal­lad. Miles Moves once again and anoth­er spin from 1962s Jazz Sam­ba reminds us why Stan Getz and Char­lie Byrd were a foil for the bossa. Her­bie Mann wel­comes singer Tamiko Jones and joins singer Sara Vaugh­an to play it out, before the Next Hack­saw Falls.