Full Moon Hacksaw
June 27, 2019
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?