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", Karrin AllysonColeman HawkinsGene Harris, and a Centennial Salute to the great Art Blakey - Blue Note Records!!

Another great mix this week on "The Beat". Music from Mimi Fox Jazz GuitarCyrus ChestnutRichie ColeGeorge CablesJon Batiste and Lansing's own organissimo!!

This week on "The Beat" -- new stuff!!! First listens to CDs from Kelley Johnson, Ben MarkleyOla OnabuleChick Corea and more, plus a tribute to the late pianist Harold Mabern.

This week on "The Beat", late summer swing from Count Basie, Bill Charlap, Nina Simone, George Benson and Eddie Lockjaw Davis!

New Releases on The Beat, noon to 3 today!! Houston Person on HighNote RecordsBill O'ConnellJon Batiste on Verve RecordsEliane Elias Music on Concord Jazz and a spotlight on Central Michigan University and WCMU Public Radio alum, pianist Steve Talaga!!!!