In the last hour, we listened to several of the bands associated with New York, with an emphasis on the new large ensemble form, the jazz orchestra. In this hour we'll stick with New York, but focus in on the piano music of Harlem"Stride." We are joined in this hour by Art Wheeler, pianist, producer, composer and educator.
In his History of Jazz, Ted Gioia writes, "It is not going too far to suggest that piano was to Harlem what brass bands had been to New Orleans."
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