Bebop & Beyond features jazz music rooted, but not necessarily recorded, in the decade between 1955-65. Aiming to demystify Bebop while highlighting its pure beauty, the shows host, Stu Murray, focuses on compositions that float, swing, stroll or sing while seeking to tell a compelling musical “story”. The aim is to create an enjoyable experience for new listeners to jazz as well as its already-ardent followers.
Stu has gained his knowledge of this genre organically as an enthusiastic listener. He’s read over 50 books on jazz, combed through countless liner notes and attended many live shows over the last 30 years.