This week on The Beat: Saxophonist Joe Lovano. His new release is on ECM Records, Garden of Expression. We'll play tracks from the CD, my interview with Joe, and have music he made with McCoy Tyner, Paul Motian, Tom HarrellLonnie Liston Smith, and John Scofield

  This week on The Beat, tracks from Bobby Hutcherson and Cannonball Adderley get us underway, then slew of debuts!! Listen for Ben Patterson, Gregory Dudzienski, Jane Monheit, Kari Kirkland, Rahsann Barber, Matthew Alec Music and more.

  This week on The Beat: David Nicholas marks 31 years on WCMU! Music from Oscar PetersonMiles Davis, Hank Mobley, June Christy, Chris Connor, Ella Fitzgerald, Art Blakey and more!!

This week on The Beat: We're one year into Covid 19 but we've got a great mix this week to ease the heavy load of it all...Tania Grubbs, Maggie Herron, Al DiMeola, Yoko Miwa, Larry Willis, Uptown Jazz Tentet, Ella, Monk, Conrad Herwig, Maceo Parker and more!


This week on The Beat: All brand new music on The Beat this week as we hear from Rossano Sportiello,, Jacqui Naylor, Todd Mosby, Idit Shner, Radam Schwartz, & Jermey Pelt. The 3:00 hour will spotlight music and conversation from The Northwoods Improvisers!  Join David Nicholas Saturday from 1-4 PM