One of the co-founders of internationally known Dutch band Focus, guitarist Jan Akkerman would head into a more jazz-rock / fusion direction after leaving the baroque inspired prog rock group in 1976. His self-titled album in 1977 follows a string of major label releases on Atlantic and Polydor. Lush arrangements, catchy melodies, slamming drums, and Akkerman’s virtuosity are on full display here and while some of it can fall into the “fusion shred” zone, for the most part, Akkerman keeps it cool and adds just the right amount of flair to each track. B1 “Streetwalker” is definitely “the cut” here and was featured on the great Lovefingers music blog.
Recommended – B1 Streetwalker, Full Listen
Tags: Cult Classic / Fusion