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Jan Akkerman


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.65 | 63 ratings

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the philosopher
4 stars This record is a very inspiring one for guitarists! It contains extreme fast and difficult jazz rock improvisations, classical medieval parts, funk and bluesrock. This record should belong to your favorite jazz-rock records!

Jan Akkerman shows his excellent guitar virtuosity like never before on the starting track, which is with almost 20 minutes; one side of a vinyl record! This track is a long jazzrock improvisation and contains some hard-to-listen-to parts. The different parts like b. Wrestling to get out and e. Fresh air - blue notes for listening describe in a funny way the intensity of the distinctive parts. The fresh air-part is a welcome easy listening experience after the extreme improvisations right before. The music build up to more velocity towards the end. An excellent composition/jam and very daring and without compromises - I don't know any composition which sounds like it!

After this exciting side-filling composition Jan Akkerman shows his other talents with some classic medieval sounding songs and improvised bluesrock. After all this record has got a lot of variation and it's the best dutch jazz-rock record I know off. I do like this record as much as the earlyFocus records, which are also very worthwile listening. This record does deserve four stars.

the philosopher | 4/5 |


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