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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Homespun: January 5, 2020

Jan 5, 2020

This week on “Homespun”, we spent time looking back on music released in 2019! It was a good year, with recordings from Billy Strings, Riley Baugus, Blue Highway, Mandolin Orange, Tim O'Brien and much much more!

Ahead today, noon to 3, on The Beat, some of the best of 2019, The Fat BabiesMay OkitaChick CoreaEliane Elias Music, and Yoko Miwa Trio

An all holiday edition of The Beat today from noon-3. Great stuff from Marcus RobertsNatalie ColeBig Bad Voodoo DaddyHarry Connick Jr and Vince Guaraldi!

Swinging in the the season from noon-3 on The Beat -- holiday stuff from Leslie Odom Jr.Anita BakerSpyro GyraPink Martini and more!!

This week on "The Beat", David Nicholas brings you Herbie Hancock, The Manhattan Project, Willis Jackson and celebrate 45 years since the historic last concert of The Modern Jazz Quartet!