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Full Moon Hacksaw

We are for­tu­nate to have the Jones jazz broth­ers. Hank and Elvin togeth­er from Detroit. Set­ting the tone for new blood, singer Lizzie Thomas from the tra­di­tion, rebel­lion at its finest at the end of the 1950s from Charles Min­gus. And our Latin sounds com­ing from Orques­ta Akokan and Yolan­da Duke. A giant of a con­trib­u­tor but short on recog­ni­tion is Sir Charles Thomp­son at the piano, then its the tune-out fac­tor por­tion of our show. Obscure and pri­vate­ly record­ed Thelo­nious Monk with John Coltrane, fol­lowed by Woody Her­man meet­ing Igor Stravin­sky. It’s a set­up for anoth­er hour begun by new­er names Jeff Rupert and George Gar­zone, in the tan­dem tenor tra­di­tion. We remem­ber the late drum­mer John Chris­tensen play­ing with pianist Kei­th Jar­rett. Blos­som Dearie is a droll doll with a pen­chant in this case for jazz geog­ra­phy, then the blues with Jer­ry McCain, Floyd Dixon, and world sounds from new­com­er Deline Briscoe from Aus­tralia. PJ Per­ry plays sax from Cana­da, and the Dave Brubeck Quar­tets record of Japan­ese themes is artis­tic enough to war­rant three tracks in a row for themes sake. Final­ly, 60 years of sep­a­ra­tion should be suf­fi­cient to exem­pli­fy where big band jazz has trav­eled, Jon Fad­dis Carnegie Hall Jazz Band per­forms Sing Sing Sing with the desert south­west­’s Lewis Nash tak­ing the drum solo. On vaca­tion? In a hur­ry? Then you’re not on vaca­tion, Hack­saw Jazz.