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Jan Akkerman

Jazz Rock/Fusion

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3 stars The last solo album by Jan Akkerman as of 2018 captures Jan in a relaxed mood, not willing to experiment but possessing the usual guitar licks and feeling to incorporate various influences into a live-felt performance.

Not much focus is laid on the compositions; playing quality and contemporary feeling are featured. And that is why every listener will be easily drawn into the world of Jan's music.

The title track is a prime example of that - a peaceful instrumental partnership and feeling as relaxed as anything from the after 2000's focus.

The longest track, "Joy" gets going for almost 9 minutes long and while there is not much developed, the groove is steady and offers plenty time for exotic instruments such as trumpet.

Fernando & Minibar harkens back to the jazz-rock period of 77-78. It is a fine laid-back and positive track.

This is a good non-essential album for those that do not expect progressive symphonic rock in the Focus vein. This record grooves and leaves a positive impression by one of the leading 70's prog-rock guitarists.

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Posted Thursday, January 17, 2019 | Review Permalink

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