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Full Moon Hacksaw

Our first seg­ment fea­tures new releas­es begin­ning with drum­mer Al Fos­ter this time as leader with trum­peter Jere­my Pelt. Two new albums are from Cel­lar Music, alto sax­o­phon­ist Pureum Jin and trum­peter Brad Turn­er fronting Cana­di­an musi­cians whove also made it in NY. Then John Scofield def­i­nite­ly is on same wave­length of uni­fied atti­tude as Medes­ki, Mar­tin and Wood, and we can chime in. Clas­sics, ded­i­ca­tions & the trib­ute por­tion of our pro­gram fol­low­sthis time for the late Sheri Bak­er, a con­tent provider to our radio show for many years. We had a chance to get her com­ments on music, and she insist­ed I tell the Char­lie Park­er asleep under the stage sto­ry. Now that I have the turnta­bles ware up, heres more vinyl­Ho­race Sil­ver fea­tures Bob Berg tenor sax and Tom Har­rell trum­pet, and theres Al Fos­ter again. Names like bari­tone sax­o­phon­ist Har­ry Car­ney and trom­bon­ist Frank Rosoli­no remind us of the soul­ful play­ing of past mas­ters. They appear with John­ny Hodges and Super­sax. Pro­vid­ing Latin rhythms this week are Hilton Ruiz and Mario Bauza, and blues grooves from two sim­i­lar names, Sug­ar­ray Ray­ford and Sug­ar Ray & the Blue­tones. Then the good Dr. John. Hear a trib­ute to Howard Roberts. From the same jazz stock as Diana Krall (extreme south­west Cana­da), comes singer and trum­peter Bria Skon­berg, here instru­men­tal­ly with her taste in old-timey jazz. And since shes rather pleas­ing to the eye, we post her album cov­er, with auto­graph, espe­cial­ly to Hack­saw Tom, hop­ing we enjoy the music. Whats there not to like?