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", Dinah Washington - Verve RecordsLee Morgan - Blue Note RecordsChet Baker, and Karrin remembering Ray Mantilla and looking back at the Deja Vu LP from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young!

This week on "The Beat", David Nicholas at 30 (I wish) but it has been 30 years with WCMU. We'll dig some favorites from Chris Connor, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Lee Morgan, Grant Green and Oscar Peterson from the first LP played from David's first Nightside gig in 1990!!

This week on "The Beat", a tribute for pianist, composer, and innovator, McCoy Tyner. His work as a leader, his work with John Coltrane, plus recordings he played on with Grant Green - Blue Note RecordsLee Morgan - Blue Note RecordsJoe Henderson - Blue Note RecordsStanley Turrentine and more.

This week on "The Beat" -- our new time slot!! More from new CDs from Lafayette Harris, Brent Jensen, Pete Siers and Joey Alexander plus a tribute to drummer Jon Christenson and classics from Horace Silver, Muddy Waters and Elmore James.

This week on "The Beat", new CDs from Marc Seales, Eric Alexander, Pete Siers. Randy Napoleon, Bill Heid plus classics from Dinah Washington - Verve RecordsTony BennettAhmad Jamal and the pairing of Miles Davis and Gil Evans!