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C. U.

Jan Akkerman

Jazz Rock/Fusion

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2.53 | 17 ratings | 4 reviews | 6% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. See You (7:59)
2. In Between The Sheets (6:19)
3. I'm In The Mood (5:43)
4. Dance The Blues Away (5:56)
5. Cottonbay (10:07)
6. Kloenk (5:57)
7. Blowing (4:47)
8. Slow Man (6:31)
9. Urbanstring (4:54)

Total time 58:13

Line-up / Musicians

- Jan Akkerman / guitars, bass (1)

- Jeroen Rietbergen / keyboards, programming
- Ronald Molendijk / keyboards, drum programming
- Wilbrand Meiske / bass
- Michel van Schie / drums, programming

Releases information

Artwork: Marianne Akkerman and Roy Schols

CD Coast to Coast ‎- CTC 2990448 (2003, Netherlands)

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JAN AKKERMAN C. U. ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(6%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(12%)
Good, but non-essential (53%)
Collectors/fans only (12%)
Poor. Only for completionists (18%)

JAN AKKERMAN C. U. reviews

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Review by hdfisch
1 stars PLEASE ALL PROG FANS! Here you won't find anything interesting for you by this otherwise excellent guitarist. This albums presents a mixture of lounge jazz, some techno beats, some rhythm & blues and disco rhythms. Could work well as party music but if you like to listen to Akkerman's more decent work check out his 70's albums like Tabernakel, Profile or his self-titled one. This one is to be recommended only for completionists (1,5 stars)!
Review by kev rowland
2 stars Jan Akkerman probably needs little in the way of introduction as he has now been in the music business for forty years but will probably always be best remembered for his time with Focus. This isn't a rock album, mixing together soul, dance in a jazz in a fashion that although undoubtedly very clever just isn't the sort of thing that I listen to. I managed to keep my interest going through the opener "See You" but to listen to Jan then play some (admittedly stunning) guitar to a dance beat as he worked his way though The Isley Brothers' "In Between The Sheets" made me want to start flicking through the tracks.

Unfortunately this is an album that people will buy out of interest (it his first album for four years), will play once and then let it gather dust?.

Originally appeared in Feedback #80, Sept 2004

Latest members reviews

4 stars Jan Akkerman has a long career in music. He started with Johnny & His Cellar Rockers at age 16, played in The Hunters, Brainbox and Focus, did some collaborations with Kaz Lux, Claus Ogerman, Joachim Kühn and made numerous solo albums. So you would think he has done it all. In 2003 however he ... (read more)

Report this review (#74575) | Posted by Agemo | Monday, April 10, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars I love this CD, my favorite tracks are 'Kloenk' and 'Urban string', the latter grew from a sample repeated, but Jan plays it on his guitar with impecable timing, the phrasing is ferocious, and I would say that it is a little ahead of its time. A superb conflation of oldime guitar virtuoso and mode ... (read more)

Report this review (#71125) | Posted by | Saturday, March 4, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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