The Beat

Saturdays Noon-3pm

'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. 

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This week on "The Beat", David Nicholas had classics from Dexter Gordon on Blue Note and two Impulse! dates from John Coltrane and Max Roach, plus Grammy winning fusion from Chick Corea and John McLauglin!!

This week on "The Beat", host David Nicholas featured music from Sonny Rollins for his 88th birthday, and a tribute to Randy Weston who has passed at age 92.

This week on "The Beat", New music from Houston Person paired with Ron Carter, Charlie Sepulveda, classics from Cannonball Adderley working with Wes Montgomery, and for this weekend's Detroit Jazz Fest; Artist in Residence Chick Corea!!

This week on The Beat, David had more from the Ella Fitzgerald Songbooks, Keith Jarrett, Champion Jack Dupree, Fleetwood Mac and Don in the 2:00 hour, a special in tribute to Aretha Franklin!!

Coming up from noon-3 on The Beat, Chet Baker, John Coltrane, June Christie, Betty Carter and Ella Fitzgerald from her Songbook recordings plus Michigan drummer Pete Siers ahead of his August 22nd gig in Gaylord!