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Full Moon Hacksaw

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.