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, looking back 55 years with Coltrane's Crescent, back to '74 for Chicago VII and this day in 1969, their debut -- Chicago Transit Authority!

This week on "The Beat"; Monty Alexander, Ted Rosenthal, Jack Perkins, Larry Young from '69 and classic Blakey from Birdland - The Jazz Corner of the World - 1959!!

This week on "The Beat", new music from Tom Harrell, Jontavious Willis and The Soul Message Band, plus classic Grand Funk Railroad as Mark Farner kicks off his 50th Anniversary tour this week at Flint's Capitol Theater!

This week on "The Beat", Detroit's Planet D Nonet, Pinetop Perkins, Sonny Criss, John Mayall and Eddie Harris.

This week on "The Beat", David Nicholas had Bill Evans, Les McCann, Dinah Washington, Manhattan Transfer and we stretched out with Kenny Barron!