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, classic tenor from Ben Webster and classic swing from Count Basie, Terrence Brewer plays West Montgomery, and lots of Latin Jazz from Puco and Tito Puente!!

The Beat: July 21, 2018

Jul 21, 2018

This week on The Beat, join David Nicholas for new CDs from Maurice Frank, Dori Rubbicco, and Patrick Yandall from Bay City!!! Plus a remembrance of trombonist Bill Watrous.

This week on The Beat, new releases from Lenny Marcus, Radam Schwartz, David Chesky and Kamashi Washington, plus we featured tracks from the highly anticipated "Both Directions at Once-The Lost Album" by John Coltrane -- the music from the session recorded in 1963, but never before released!!!

After the encore of The Capitol Steps, join David and guest host Scott Seeburger for The Beat -- Summer Dance Party Part 2!! Two more hours of the best rock, pop, soul and more of all time.

The annual Summer Dance Party is back on The Beat!!! Join David Nicholas and his guest Scott Seeburger for the best of summer -- rock, pop, soul and more!!