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Real Life Hits

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Real Life Hits
Studio album by
Gary Burton Quartet
RecordedNovember 1984
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg
ECM 1293
ProducerManfred Eicher
Gary Burton chronology
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Real Life Hits is an album by vibraphonist Gary Burton recorded in 1984 and released on the ECM label in 1985.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "The appealing group sound and the spontaneous yet tight ensembles and solos make this a worthwhile acquisition".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3/4 stars [3]

Track listing

  1. "Syndrome" (Carla Bley) - 6:19
  2. "The Beatles" (John Scofield) - 6:46
  3. "Fleurette Africaine" (Duke Ellington) - 7:04
  4. "Ladies in Mercedes" (Steve Swallow) - 6:21
  5. "Real Life Hits" (Carla Bley) - 8:36
  6. "I Need You Here" (Makoto Ozone) - 8:46
  7. "Ivanushka Durachok" (German Lukyanov) - 6:23



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 19, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 19, 2011
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 204. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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