Akkerman Jan & Lux Kaz

Jan Akkerman - Jan Akkerman (1977) {2016 Esoteric Recordings Remastered Expanded WECLEC 2525}

Jan Akkerman - Jan Akkerman (1977) {2016 Esoteric Recordings Remastered Expanded WECLEC 2525}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 345 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
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© 1977, 2016 Warner / Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red Records | WECLEC 2525
Jazz / Rock / Fusion / Jazz Rock / Art Rock / Guitar

ESOTERIC RECORDINGS are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered and expanded edition of the classic 1977 album by legendary guitarist Jan Akkerman. Released at the close of 1977 on Atlantic Records, Jan Akkerman’s self-titled album was his third solo album and his first solo work since departing Focus and was arguably more jazz – rock orientated in direction.
Jan Akkerman & Kaz Lux ‎- Eli (1976) Atlantic/SD 18210 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

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

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 & Kaz Lux - Eli (1976) [Remastered 2002]  Music

Posted by hill0 at May 22, 2015
Jan Akkerman & Kaz Lux - Eli (1976) [Remastered 2002]

Jan Akkerman & Kaz Lux - Eli (1976) [Remastered 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | 209 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 90 MB | Scans | 38:36
Genre: Progressive rock / Jazz Rock / Fusion| Country: Netherlands | Label: WEA Records B.V. | 242 361-2

Eli is the fourth solo album by the Dutch guitarist Jan Akkerman. It appeared under the name "Jan Akkerman & Kaz Lux". The track "Strindberg" was written as a tribute to August Strindberg's works. A departure from the progressive rock that Focus (Akkerman's previous band) produced, "Eli" is a concept album with elements of jazz, pop, and funk intermixed. It won the Netherlands' Edison Award in 1976 for Best Album.
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)  Music

Posted by hill0 at Aug. 13, 2016
Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer - Focus (1985)

Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer - Focus (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 352MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 139 MB | Artwork (PNG) | 92 MB | 59:28
Genre: Progressive Rock / Jazz Rock | Country: Netherlands | Label: Vertigo | 824 524-2

Focus: Jan Akkerman & Thijs van Leer is the seventh studio album by Dutch rock band Focus released in 1985. The album's name is due to the only original members on the record being guitarist Jan Akkerman and flautist/keyboardist Thijs van Leer.

Brainbox - Brainbox (1969) [Reissue 2011]  

Posted by gribovar at May 6, 2015
Brainbox - Brainbox (1969) [Reissue 2011]

Brainbox - Brainbox (1969) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 478 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 176 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC2241)

Formed in the winter of 1968, Brainbox was a legendary dutch rock group that featured star guitarist Jan Akkerman and vocalist Kaz Lux within their ranks. The band's debut album featured such incredible work as Dark Rose, Summertime, Scarborough Fair and the epic 17 minute track Sea Of Delight. Inspired by British acts of the day, Brainbox were equal to the talent of groups such as Taste and Jethro Tull and their debut album secured a world wide release by EMI in 1969. Soon after the album appeared Jan Akkerman departed to join Focus, but Brianbox continued to record a host of classic singles and a second LP with drummer Pierre Van Der Linden also joining Focus…
Kazimierz Lux - Kazimierz Lux C.S. (1972) [2013, Fonos, LP-4545]

Kazimierz Lux - Kazimierz Lux C.S. (1972)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & iPod M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2013 | Fonos, LP-4545 | ~ 208 or 208 or 92 Mb | Scans Included
Progressive Rock

Classic rock with melancholy tinges, basic rock with a lot of soul singing in the old seventies style, as you all know Kaz Lux had a fantastic voice, really beautiful deep stoned stones-ish baritone, with a lot of feeling…
Brainbox - Brainbox (Imperial 5C 054-24082) (NL 1970) (Vinyl 24-96 & 16-44.1)

Brainbox - Brainbox
FLAC | NO LOG & CUE | Artwork | 24Bit: 837 MB | 16Bit: 243 MB
Cat#: Imperial 5C 054-24082 | Country/Year: Netherlands 1970
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Brainbox was a Dutch rock group from the late 1960s/early 1970s. It was founded in Amsterdam by guitarist Jan Akkerman, drummer Pierre van der Linden and singer Kazimir Lux (Kaz). Their debut single was "Down Man", which established their progressive blues sound. They had several hit singles in the Netherlands, including "Between Alpha and Omega", "Doomsday Train", Reason to Believe and "Smile". Soon after they released their first album, Akkerman and van der Linden left the group to join Focus.
Meade Lux Lewis - Cat House Piano (1954-55) {Verve Elite Edition 314 557 098-2 rel 1998}

Meade Lux Lewis - Cat House Piano (1954-55) {Verve Elite Edition 314 557 098-2 rel 1998}
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© 1954-55, 1998 PolyGram / Verve Elite Edition | 314 557 098-2
Jazz / Jazz Blues / Boogie-Woogie / Piano Blues

This single CD from 1998 has all of the music from boogie-woogie pianist Meade Lux Lewis' two Verve LPs of 1954-1955. The earlier date is a set of duets with drummer Louie Bellson, while the later session finds Lewis accompanied by bassist Red Callender and drummer Jo Jones. The packaging is perfect, and with 76-and-a-half minutes of playing, the amount of music is generous. The only problem is that there is a definite sameness to the 14 selections (which mostly clock in between four and seven minutes), the majority of which are medium-tempo blues romps. None of the melodies (all Lewis originals) are at all memorable. The romping momentum of the music overall is difficult to resist, but it is advisable to listen to this set in small doses.
William Sheller - Lux Aeterna (1972) {2012 Remastered & Expanded Omni Recordings OMNI-164}

William Sheller - Lux Aeterna (1972) {2012 Remastered & Expanded Omni Recordings OMNI-164}
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© 1972, 2012 CBS-Arabella / The Omni Recording Corporation | OMNI-164
Rock / Classical / Psychedelic Rock / French Rock / Avant-Garde / Non-Music / Jazz / Modern / Prog Rock / Experimental

Sweet and sexy sounds from William Sheller – a rare French set from the early 70s – and a record we'd rank right up there with the best work by Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier! Sheller's got a similar groove here – a way of compressing the instrumentation right down to the core, and slipping it around slinky rhythms and spacey production – both of which make familiar instruments sound really way-out! There's also a bit of darkness to the set too – which comes from Sheller's process of recasting a mass structure into a new sort of vision – and a few points feature vocalizations alongside the way-out instrumentation.