BURT BACHARACH: WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS

FIRST IT WAS THE MARTINI. NOW THE SWINGERS GENERATION IS REDISCOVERING BURT BACHARACH

Burt Bacharach's music has always had its thoughtful admirers along with its merely numerous ones. But given 30 years' worth of toxically vaporous renditions of his tunes seeping out of elevators, of knotty little songs like I'll Never Fall in Love Again and deliciously bitter ones like Walk On By being consigned to the easy-listening bins--the pop equivalent of assisted suicide--it takes a lot of nerve for a serious jazz musician like McCoy Tyner to record What the World Needs Now (Impulse!), an entire album of Bacharach compositions. And it takes even more nerve to start the album off with (They...

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