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Jersey Jazz Review by Joe Lang
The Musical Theater Project in conjunction with Harbinger Records has been making available much rare material from the world of Broadway musical theater, much to the delight of fans of this genre. Their latest entry is I Love My Wife: Backers’ Audition (Harbinger 3601). It gives fascinating insight to what transpires when the creators of a new show present their work to potential investors. I Love My Wife became a hit that ran for two years on Broadway, with the title song having recordings by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bill Evans and Mark Murphy. In addition to the songs from I Love My Wife, Harbinger has included songs from two other musicals that Coleman was working on at the same time., neither of which reached Broadway. There are two demos from Atlantic City, lyrics by Christopher Gore, and three from Home Again, lyrics by Barbara Fried. If you are into a deep dive into the world of Broadway musicals, this is a good opportunity to enjoy some material that should fascinate and interest you.