Full Moon Hacksaw
June 20, 2019
If we work on groove, namely Dexter Gordon, then inevitable results are emotion and good energy. Topics this week are Freddie and the Bossa, as in Hubbard and not samba. That very bossa is sung by Dore Quartro and continued by Roy Hargrove. The recognizable voice of Etta Jones is a perfect foil for pianist Benny Green. We review the week of a concert and festival, the former featured Papa John DeFrancesco (Joey indeed walked in to hear his Papa play). Then we were invited to participate last minute in the Flagstaff Blues Festival in the pines of Northern Arizona, called by some the best in the state. I backed RD Olson on drums, we opened for Samantha Fish, the size of her band and quality of the show she puts on really displays the payoff of her 15 or so years on the scene functioning in the business and the festival circuit. A a moment silence for the good Dr. John who we just lost, then hour one is played out by a Tito Puente tribute by Mondo Eleven. The Modern Jazz Quartet begins hour 2 with chamber blues, as we review vinyl LPs. One pitfall of jazz is record collecting. Freddie Hubbard appeared once with Lee Morgan who plays a calypso, that will do. Trombonist Steve Davis breaks it up with New York bop of today. Art Pepper and Chet Baker play west-coast jazz of yesterday. And an intense segment from McCoy Tyner wraps our episode. Hand-picked jazz on the radio for you since 1975, Ive had my fun but gotta run, Hacksaw Jazz.