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: Join David Nicholas for some great debuts Saturday from 1-4pm on The Beat: listen for Grete Skarpeid, Greg Yasinitsky, Meridian Odyssey, and Quincy Davis, plus a brand new recording from pianist Hal Galper recorded in Berlin in '77 with Randy Brecker and Michael Brecker !!

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": music from Duke Ellington, Randy WestonCarla Bley and Steve SwallowHerbie HancockMiles Davis and Art Pepper!

This week on "The Beat", Dinah Washington - Verve RecordsLee Morgan - Blue Note RecordsChet Baker, and Karrin Allyson...plus 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!!

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