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."