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 Beat: October 6, 2018

Oct 6, 2018

This week on "The Beat", new releases from Charles Lloyd and Bobby Broom, and we also remembered vocalist Morganna King and blues great Otis Rush!

This week on "The Beat", David Nicholas had great voices in Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae and Mel Torme, plus trio work from Red Garland, Charlie Haden, and Kenny Burrell!

Join David Nicholas, with guest Tom Ball, on this special 5-hour edition of "The Beat"!

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.