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Burt Bacharach has written more than 600 songs and more than 70 Top 40 hits. In 1957, Bacharach met fellow songwriter Hal David, and the two began a collaboration that would result in some of the most memorable songs of their day.
In this Piano Jazz session from 2005, Bacharach performs some of his most famous numbers, such as “What the World Needs Now Is Love” and “Close to You.” Host Marian McPartland also offers up one of her signature musical portraits of Bacharach.
Originally recorded Nov. 4, 2005.