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"... Johnny Winter, Albert King, Grant Green and classic club sounds from Thelonious Monk!!

This week on "The Beat", Detroit's Planet D Nonet, Joe Williams with the Basie Orchestra recorded in the D, Bobby Short covering Ellington and classic '54 music from Miles Davis on Prestige!!

The Beat: July 20, 2019

Jul 20, 2019

This week on "The Beat", a salute to Telarc Records' co-founder Jack Renner who passed away at age 84. An all Telarc show with Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie!

This week on "The Beat", we had some great summer stuff, including Yoko Miwa, Bobby Broom, and Herbie Mann!!

This week on "The Beat" -- Summer Dance Party 2019! David Nicholas & Scott Seeberger spun music for when you're in the sun, at the beach, cruisin' and great Michigan stuff, including Bob Seger!!!