This week on The Beat Saturday afternoon from 1-4 -- more from the new CDs from Dena DeRose, Conrad Herwig, Uptown Jazz Tentet, plus brand new from Eric Lilley, JD Allen, Alan Broadbent, and Lee Ritenour

This week on "The Beat", David Nicholas at 30 (I wish) but it has been 30 years with WCMU. We'll dig some favorites from Chris Connor, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Lee Morgan, Grant Green and Oscar Peterson from the first LP played from David's first Nightside gig in 1990!!

This week on The Beat -- a Halloween concoction with Miles DavisJohn Mayall, Dinah Washington, Nina SimonePink FloydBlack SabbathHowlin' Wolf - Chess Records, and lots more!!

This week on "The Beat": CD debuts from Jerry Bergonzi, Dena DeRose, Maceo Parker, Uptown Jazz TentetChick Corea -- and never before released live dates from Ella Fitzgerald & Thelonious Monk

This week on "The Beat": music from Duke Ellington, Randy WestonCarla Bley and Steve SwallowHerbie HancockMiles Davis and Art Pepper!