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Jan Akkerman And Friends at Café de Noot

Read "Jan Akkerman And Friends at Café de Noot" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Jan Akkerman And Friends Café de Noot Hoogland, The Netherlands December 28, 2019 Is there a more exciting electric guitarist on the planet than Jan Akkerman? For most of those packing out Café de Noot the answer is no. When Akkerman is on form there are few electric six-stringers to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Focus: 11

Read "11" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

If the artwork looks familiar, yes, it's by Roger Dean who created album cover artwork for progressive rock icons, Yes, Gentle Giant, Uriah Heep and other notables. Dean continues his phantasmagoric images via his work for this pivotal 1970s and 80s Dutch prog unit, Focus for its 11th studio album, featuring founder Thijs van Leer (keys, ...

Focus

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Focus; Call Of The Kingdom; Summon The Elders; Ternary; Elegy; Twirl; Evidence; Divided Man; The Listener; In Your Own Sweet Way.

Focus

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Blue In Green; Focus; Peaceful; Road Less Traveled; Fellowship; Finding Purpose; Resillience; It Could Happen To You.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

John Wojciechowski: Focus

Read "Focus" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Every now and then you encounter a musician who has it together in so many ways, yet has largely managed to avoid national recognition. Saxophonist John Wojciechowski is one such player. While those with strong enough memories might recall that the Michigan-bred Wojciechowski took third place--behind Jon Gordon and Jimmy Greene--at the 1996 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Kendall Moore: Focus

Read "Focus" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Trombonist and composer Kendall Moore's debut, Focus, exhibits remarkable maturity and an exquisite harmonic sense. The six originals are intricately constructed and orchestrated in intriguing patterns. Each one is imbued with an individualized mood and varying degrees of dramatic tension. The cinematic “Fellowship" opens with pianist Angelo Versace's sparse haunting keystrokes. The ensemble's languid, ...

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Focus

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Duration: 05:35

Focus

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: Blue In Green; Focus; Peaceful; Road Less Traveled; Fellowship; Finding Purpose; Resillience; It Could Happen To You.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Kendall Moore: Focus

Read "Focus" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Chicago native Kendall Moore is a trombonist and composer currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami and has been part of South Florida's vibrant jazz scene for some time. Forging a career that has enabled him to perform with such icons as Dave Brubeck, McCoy Tyner, Ahmad Jamal, Jimmy Heath ...

TRACK OF THE DAY

I Can Depend

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 0
Duration: 6:06


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