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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A special Vietnam Era edition of The Beat this week...voices of those who served and music from C,S,N & Y, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Santana and more!

This week on The Beat, new music from Cheryl Bentyne, Jackie Allen and Corey Christiansen...classics from Wes Montgomery, Art Blakey, Duke Jordan, Jackie McLean and Keith Jarrett!

On The Beat this week, featured music from John Coltrane and conversation with John Scheinfeld, writer and director of the documentary, "Chasing Trane." The film is the season premiere of Independent Lens on WCMU Public Television on Monday night.

Happy 100th Birthdays to Monk & Diz, plus new stuff, AND, some music for Halloween weekend!

New releases this week on The Beat, including the latest from Lansing's Organissimo, Richie Cole, Errol Rackipov and more...