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, David Nicholas gives a preview of Letters from Home -- coming to Oscoda on June 22, plus a tribute to Lorraine Gordon, owner of The Village Vanguard.

The Beat: June 9, 2018

Jun 9, 2018

Join David Nicholas for The Beat from noon-3...brand new music from Roni Ben-Hur and Woodwired plus the latest from Brad Mehldau, Manhattan Transfer and Mike LeDonne...and looking back to the innovated 1957 date "Interplay for 2 Trumpets and 2 Tenors"

This week on The Beat, David Nicholas spins tunes from pianist Brad Mehldau, new music from Joshua Redman, and revisits some classic blues tracks from Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson II.

The Beat: May 26, 2018

May 26, 2018

This week on The Beat, new music from Bill Anschell, Ben Markley and Bongwool Lee plus classics from Herbie Mann and The Crusaders. And a Memorial Day remembrance from The Mills Brothers, The Andrews Sisters and Glenn Miller!

This week from noon to 3 on The Beat, small group and swing from Bechet and Basie plus two features -- Randy Weston's 1989 "Portraits" recordings and from this week in '58, Kenny Burrell's "Blue Lights".