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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New Releases on The Beat, noon to 3 today!! Houston Person on HighNote RecordsBill O'ConnellJon Batiste on Verve RecordsEliane Elias Music on Concord Jazz and a spotlight on Central Michigan University and WCMU Public Radio alum, pianist Steve Talaga!!!!

This week on "The Beat", music from Bobby Timmons, Cal Tjader, Weather Report and John Mayall for your holiday weekend!

This week on "The Beat", McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey, B.B. King, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and Don Pullen's African-Brazilian Connection!

Woodstock at 50 on The Beat – the classics from Joan Baez, Santana, Sly & the Family Stone, Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Jimi Hendrix!!

This week on "The Beat", Grant Green paired with Sonny Clark, Rosemary Clooney paired with Frank Sinatra and groove to rare '74 Paul Horn and classic Bobby Hutcherson, recorded 50 years ago this weekend!!