Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Some neglected Jan Akkerman works


His discography is literally breathtaking as you can see here, after coming out of the early seventies and Focus with some hugely wonderful progressive fusion works like my favourite Eli with Kaz Lux (their follow up collaboration Transparental was terrible, oddly enough) or the 1977 ST Akkerman with the ridiculous bedmate guitar cover, or the collaboration with Ogerman called Aranjuez, or Sunshower with Joachim Kuhn, there is a string of neglected albums that were really beautiful including Akkerman 3 (1979), Oil in the Family (1981), Pleasure Point (1982), and It Could Happen to You (1982).  Thereafter dozens of similar albums came out all the way to the present day and astonishingly all in the same old classic style of progressive and educated, composed fusion, without much if any pandering to commercial, zeitgeist attitudes of the musical times.

As an example 1982's Come Closer, from the neglected LP It could happen to you, sounds just like a Focus track:


  1. All 5 above albums:

    4 albums

    plus the most recent one called Close Beauty


  2. Reup of old albums with presumed expired links:

    Takeshi Inomata Third's Morning Glory

    Thollot limited time only

    NDR 1973 with Michael Gibbs

    East 1972

    Francois Faton Cahen

    Mindaugas Urbaitas

    Keiko Koyama

    Hirokyuki Namba

    Yuji Ohno The Night

    Michel Colombier albums
    PF Flyer (again)
    Graziani a dumani
    Matthias Frey
    Gerardo Batiz

    Tranzam albums:
    Chu Kosaka

  3. Yes! Been waiting for so long for this :-)
    Other interesting lp's from Jan are: Profile, Tabernakel, and with Kaz Lux the two called Eli and Transparental. All hugely interesting in my humble opinion and part of my collection. I believe I had to digitalize them myself from my old vinyl collection, I have no idea if they were ever issued on CD.

  4. more reups

  5. Robert Laneri
    hiro yanagida hiro
    paris story with fukamachi
    Hideo Ishikawa

  6. greek fusion orchestra 3 releases: