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", brand new from Dave Wilson, Casey Abrams, and Judy Wexler, the latest from Rodney Whitaker, Tom Harrell, and Joshua Redman -- plus another flash back to '59 from Sun Ra!!!

This week on "The Beat", Howard Alden, Gene Harris, Charles Earland, and Prestige Label sessions from '58 with John Coltrane!!

This week on "The Beat", more from Rodney Whitiker's brand new CD plus Charlie Apichella, Soul Message Band and from '59 -- Wes Montgomery, Bill Evans and the May 1959 classic Mingus Ah Um!!

This week on "The Beat", classic Dexter Gordon and lots of new music (and nearly new too) from Lara Downs, Katarina Brown, and Rodney Whitaker!!

This week on "The Beat", new CDs from Joshua Redman, Tyler Blanton, Russ Spiegel, and George Benson, plus -- recorded 60 years ago TODAY, Trane's Giant Steps!!!