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" -- Pete Fountain, Louie Bellson, Sonny Clark, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, plus classic Prestige dates from Miles and Trane with notes from the late Ira Gitler!

This week on "The Beat", remembering guitarist Ed Bickert and vocalist Wesla Whitfield -- plus the 60th anniversary of Kind of Blue!

This week on "The Beat", a tribute to the great jazz writer, Ira Gitler -- his liner notes were featured on hundreds of recordings -- we heard from Jackie McLean, Kenny Drew, Stanley Turrentine, Ronnie Cuber and more!

This week on "The Beat", new CDs from the Gil Evans Orchestra, Jeremy Pelt and Mimi Fox, plus two classics from Miles Davis, 1949's Birth of the Cool and 1969's In a Silent Way.

The Beat: February 16, 2019

Feb 16, 2019

This week on "The Beat": Johnny Hodges, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, and Fletcher Henderson, plus many more!