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Steven G. from DENVER, CO
Reviewed on 6/30/2009...
Jan Akkerman was the guitarist for the group Focus. Yeah, it was the group with the lyrics "yodido yodido yodido doe" in a yodeling vain followed by a blazing guitar. This album has superb guitar work with some laid back and blazing riffs being played. As Music Guide stated, it an album guitar lovers should have.
Nice Instrumental Album
Steven Sly | Kalamazoo, MI United States | 01/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the only Akkerman album I own and I believe was given to me as a gift somewhere along the line. The album is part of the IRS "no speak" instrumental series that spawned a significant number of albums in the late 80's and early 90's. Akkerman is best known as a founding member of Focus. This is another one of those albums that I rarely pull out, but listening to it reminds my why I kept it around. The music ranges all over the place from straight ahead rock, to blues, soft jazz, swing / funk and even a bit of carrabien influenced material that could almost fit on a Jimmy Buffett record. I am not familiar with any of the other musicians who play on the album with the exception of a guest appearance from Chet Atkins. A few of the tracks sound very 80's-ish with kind of a Miami Vice Jan Hammer vibe, which dates the album a bit, but for the most part this is a nice pleasant listen from the former Focus guitar man."