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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Music this week brought to you by the likes of John Pizzarelli, Dee Dee Bridgewater, John Lee Hooker, Ella Fitzgerald and Paul Keller.



Music this week from Doc Cheatham, Ella Fitzgerald, Gerry Mulligan, Mr. B...and a full hour in tribute to guitarist John Abercrombie who passed this week at 72.




New releases this week from Dave Stryker and Unhinged Sextet, stretching out with New Grass Revival and classics from Miles & Trane.

And we talked about Mr. B's JoyBox Express and the upcoming Sprint for Flint!



Almost two hours of new releases on the show this week…plus remembering guitarist Chuck Loeb who recently passed. Looking back too with Hank Mobley, Herbie Mann and The Harper Brothers.



This week on The Beat, a tribute to veteran record producer and label manager Joe Fields who passed away last month at age 88.  He founded Muse, Highnote and Savant Records and worked with Richie Cole, Phil Woods, Kenny Barron, Pat Martino, Willis Jackson and many others.