This 1992 CD was among my all-time favorite liner-notes assignments. Bay Cities producer Bruce Kimmel had this wild idea to record the chamber music of legendary Broadway songwriters Cy Coleman, Charles Strouse, John Kander and Harvey Schmidt. It was a dream assignment, getting to interview these amazing composers about music they never thought anyone would ever hear. It’s a wonderful album (with a fabulous cover painting by David Byrd), newly re-released on Kimmel’s current label Kritzerland.
Another of my favorite projects. Producer Bruce Kimmel had the idea of recording chamber works by composers better known for their stage musicals: Cy Coleman, Charles Strouse, John Kander and Harvey Schmidt. It was great fun talking with all of them about these obscure works — which are wonderful — that they never thought would reach a wide public. This was originally released in 1992, and has now been re-released on Kimmel’s current label, Kritzerland, along with my original notes.