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TABERNAKEL

Jan Akkerman

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.79 | 67 ratings

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friso
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4 stars On 'Tabernakel' Focus guitarist Jan Akkerman shows two different sides of himself. Side two is a sort of eclectic prog-fusion epic, whereas side one is filled with medieval lute music (which I don't care much about). The final 14 minute piece 'Lemmy' is actually quite an unique accomplishment with a choir, church organ, eastern influences and a string section. Of course the fusion guitar playing of Akkerman holds center stage, but this is also very much a progressive rock composition that Focus fans should enjoy! Its a magical journey and it takes the listener all over the world. Somehow the seventies solo efforts of Akkerman have not gained him the recognition he deserves as a solo artist, probably because of the mixture of styles on his records. Side one of 'In Profile' is also highly recommended for (prog)fusion listeners.
friso | 4/5 |

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