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Jan Akkerman - LIVE - Montreux Jazz festival - 1978 CD (album) cover


Jan Akkerman


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.95 | 25 ratings

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Rolf Bos
4 stars I agree with the enthusiasm about this album. It's a short one, but filled with high-quality jazz-rock. The album gives the impression as Akkerman is part of a band, instead of playing the leading part. Each member gives an excellent contribution to the songs. After the exciting intro of Transitory, you can hear three great performances of "Jan Akkerman" songs. One little point of criticism is the credits; My cd of Focus - Ship of Memories says Crackers is written by Thijs van Leer. On this, and the "JA"album, Jan gave the credits to himself. (The same thing happens with Soft Focus on Blues Hearts) Tom Barlage wrote Tommy, and with him on the saxophone it was a good idea to play Tommy. The last song, Azimuth, wasn't written by Jan. It was done by a guy called L.M. Bijlsma. What a great song! Azimuth is my favourite on the album.
Rolf Bos | 4/5 |


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