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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The spotlight is Michigan's New Reformation Band. They've traveled the country and the world with classic jazz for close to fifty years. They are part of the 15th Annual Saginaw on Stage Festival on March 9. Music from the NRB and studio time with their founder, Dave Oppermann.

Coming up on The Beat -- new music from Maria Shafer, Hal Galper, Adrian Cunningham and Tamuz Nissim...plus a preview of next week's guest shot with Dave Opperman of The New Reformation Band!!

Coming up on The Beat, some sweet stuff from Buddy Tate, Buck Clayton, Nat Cole, Ella with Joe Pass, McCoy Tyner and incredible live material from Art Pepper.

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!

This week on The Beat: Brubeck, Ellington, Gillespie, Blakey, MJQ, Morgan, Jaco and Maynard Ferguson!

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