'The Beat' is a weekly mix of jazz, blues and much more. Each week, host David Nicholas plays selections from WCMU's extensive record and CD library, and brings in some of his own favorite albums from home.
Coming up on The Beat, Andy Martin, Sonny Rollins, Phil Woods, Janis Segal along with a classic from Chick Corea -- blues from B.B. King, Albert King and Guy Davis...and we remember Dennis Edwards, former lead singer from The Temptations!
New music from Tony DeSare and Edward Decker, more from the new CDs from Chick Corea-Steve Gadd and Pat Martino, classics from Bud Powell and Horace Parlan...plus Terri Lynn Carrington covers the classic one-off date "Money Jungle" recorded by Ellington, Mingus and Roach!
Our first batch of all new stuff for 2018 on The Beat this week...Michigan's own Sunny Wilkinson, vibraphonist Steve Hobbs, saxophonist Steve Slagle and a great pairing, the Chick Corea-Steve Gadd Band!