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", CD debuts from Erik Skov, Rosana Eckert and Camila Mesa, blues from Buddy Guy and Big Joe Turner, plus another classic from '59, Dave Brubeck's Time Out!

This week on "The Beat", new CDs from Xavier Lecouturier and Yoko Miwa, plus Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Joe Henderson and Tony Williams!!

Coming up from noon to 3 on The Beat, first plays of discs from George Cables and Dave Kikoski, classic '59 from Wynton Kelly, classic '69 from Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, plus we remember Dr. John!!

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!!