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Jan Akkerman & Kaz Lux ‎- Eli (1976) Atlantic/SD 18210 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Jan Akkerman & Kaz Lux ‎- Eli
Label: Atlantic/SD 18210 | Release: 1976 | Genre: Rock-Fusion
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Out of limited number of albums that I have on Jan Akkerman's solo works, this is the album that I like most for a very simple and basic reason: the music is nice even though not that progressive or not that jazz.
Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer ‎– Focus (1985) Vertigo‎/824 524-1 - NE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer ‎– Focus
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: Vertigo‎/824 524-1 | Release: 1985 | Genre: Jazz-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
This self-titled reunion album is fantastic and one of my favorites in the Focus catalog for the same reason that it is mostly ignored: it only features two important members of the original band and the music is based much more in jazz-fusion and heavy new age.

Jan Akkerman - A Touch Of Class (2006)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Sept. 18, 2013
Jan Akkerman - A Touch Of Class (2006)

Jan Akkerman - A Touch Of Class (2006)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 5 004 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Rock, Jazz | Label: Voiceprint | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 6 Mar 2006 | Runtime: 60 min. | 2,29 GB (DVD5)

Jan Akkerman was my favorite overall guitarist and the most influential to me as a young guitarist growing up in the '60s and '70s. He did it all: electric, acoustic, classical, and even lute. His music (especially of the '70s) was harmonically rich and compositionally ingenious, and his playing was totally unique and brilliant. He could exercise amazing restraint, or he could blow you away with his technical agility.

Jan Akkerman - Blues Hearts (1994)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 28, 2013
Jan Akkerman - Blues Hearts (1994)

Jan Akkerman - Blues Hearts (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 330 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 118 Mb | Scans | 43:52
EMI Music Holland BV | 7243 8 310 91 2 8
Jazz Rock, Fusion, Blues

Blues Hearts is an album with a lot of different styles. Straight-forward guitar based blues, funk and rock'n roll. Released in 1994, but without much success.
Jan Akkerman ‎– Profile (1972) Sire Records Company / SAS 7407 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Jan Akkerman ‎– Profile
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: Sire Records Company / SAS 7407 | Release: 1972 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

What can a man do with a guitar?
Being referred to as one of the best guitarist on the globe this moment had to come: the ultimate guitar solo record. To be more specific: the ultimate guitar side of a record.

Jan Akkerman - Live (2004)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Aug. 27, 2012
Jan Akkerman - Live (2004)

Jan Akkerman - Live (2004)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 5 491 Kbps, 720 x 576 (1.333) at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 448 Kbps, AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 Kbps
Genre: Jazz, Rock | Label: Quantum Leap | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 24 May 2004 | Runtime: 113 min. | 5,93 GB (DVD9)

A musician of nearly legendary prowess, Jan Akkerman for a time eclipsed Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck among reader polls in England as the top guitarist in the world. Akkerman was born in Amsterdam, Holland, and showed his musical inclinations early, taking up the guitar while still in grade school. His taste and interests were extraordinarily wide-ranging, from pop/rock to classical, with room for blues, Latin, and other influences.

Jan Akkerman - Tabernakel - 1973 (24/96 Vinyl Rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Arend at Nov. 5, 2011
Jan Akkerman - Tabernakel - 1973  (24/96 Vinyl Rip)

Jan Akkerman - Tabernakel - 1973
Vinyl Rip in 24 Bit-96 kHz | Redbook 16 Bit-44 kHz | FLAC | Cue | No Log | Covers | FS + WU + FP | 721 MB + 182 MB
1973 / Genre: Art-Rock - Atlantic Records - UK

For Focus Fans "Tabernakel" is perhaps Akkermans' finest solo effort as he makes use of many the same characteristics one would find on Focus recordings. There is a nice mix of classical, folk and rock pieces here including some work with small orchestral arrangements that all work splendidly. Akkerman's guitar work is tasteful and passionate throughout.

Jan Akkerman – Puccini’s Cafe (1993)  Music

Posted by janwal46 at Sept. 27, 2009
Jan Akkerman – Puccini’s Cafe (1993)

Jan Akkerman – Puccini’s Cafe (1993)
EMI | 1993 | Jazz Rock Fusion| EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 294Mb+9Mb

Puccini's Cafe is otherwise the real article as far as its creative classicism - the 8.56-minute-long "Love is uneven" comes close to being pretentious without quite crossing the line, and all of the album is a fascinating solo departure for the guitarist. Released in 1993, when the band Focus was far the peak of its fame, Puccini's Cafe sold reasonably well at the time, but had been unavailable from the late '90s until 2002, when reissued it in a good-sounding CD edition.

Jan Akkerman – Blues Hearts (1994)  Music

Posted by janwal46 at Sept. 27, 2009
Jan Akkerman – Blues Hearts (1994)

Jan Akkerman – Blues Hearts (1994)
EMI | 1994 | Jazz Rock Fusion| EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 310Mb+14Mb

Jan Akkerman – Can’t Stand Noise (1994)  Music

Posted by janwal46 at Sept. 27, 2009
Jan Akkerman – Can’t Stand Noise (1994)

Jan Akkerman – Can’t Stand Noise (1994)
In-Akustik-EMI | 1994 | Jazz Rock Fusion| EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 357Mb+15Mb

From the guitarist of the Dutch rock group Brainbox and the progressive rock group Focus, this is a very fine instrumental rock/jazz/fusion album! The first tune is an upbeat, though not too rowdy electric guitar piece with a vague blues influence, fairly simple though pleasing rhythm with Jan doing an impressive electric lead. Next, is a mellow, beautiful, haunting acoustic prog rock piece featuring piano and Jan doing a lead that never really takes center stage. This is one of the finest tunes on the album. The third tune starts with some sound effects, going into drums that set an offhand beat that draws you into what eventually becomes a tasty fusion tune with fine electric guitarwork from Jan! The next tune shows how well fusion and instrumental prog rock can fit so well together, if when not getting too rowdy. They save the rowdy tune for song number 5 on the album….pure fusion, with Jan's most impressive most rocking solo on the album…another album highlight! And the sixth and final tune is a melodic cross of jazz and rock….a bit mellow, but a fine way to end the album. Four additional tunes were added at the end of this disc. They were all live selections, nice tunes, and fine additions to the disc. Of all of Jan's solo albums that I've heard, this is a favorite. Over all, once you hear this disc, you WILL WANT to hear it again….and maybe again after that!