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, John Coliani, Jeremy Pelt and Tom Harrell plus rare Thelonious Monk, more from Miles Davis and Gil Evans and a vintage performance from Monterey by John Handy!

The Beat: August 4, 2018

Aug 4, 2018

This week on The Beat, music from Miles Ahead, the first collaboration for Miles Davis and Gil Evans -- plus the 60th anniversary of their '58 date, Porgy and Bess. You can also catch classic Clifford Brown with Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton and the pairing of Junior Wells and Buddy Guy!!

This week on The Beat, classic tenor from Ben Webster and classic swing from Count Basie, Terrence Brewer plays West Montgomery, and lots of Latin Jazz from Puco and Tito Puente!!

The Beat: July 21, 2018

Jul 21, 2018

This week on The Beat, join David Nicholas for new CDs from Maurice Frank, Dori Rubbicco, and Patrick Yandall from Bay City!!! Plus a remembrance of trombonist Bill Watrous.

This week on The Beat, new releases from Lenny Marcus, Radam Schwartz, David Chesky and Kamashi Washington, plus we featured tracks from the highly anticipated "Both Directions at Once-The Lost Album" by John Coltrane -- the music from the session recorded in 1963, but never before released!!!