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Jan Akkerman: C.U.

2003 solo album from Jan Akkerman. A modern, soulful record with a strong R&B approach.

Year:  2003
Media:  CD album
Label: Coast to Coast
Release no: CTC-2990448
Manufactured: Holland

Musicians: Jan Akkerman (guitars)
Wilbrand Meischke (bass)
Michel van Schie (programming and live drums)
Ronald Molendijk (drumprogramming and additional keyboards)
Jeroen Rietbergen (keyboards and additional programming)

Producer: R. Molendijk & J. Rietbergen
Engineer: M. van Schie
Studio: Te Soulcave, Rotterdam

Liner notes by Jan Akkerman:
It started all with a gig somewhere in Holland a city called Breda were DJ Ronald Molendijk was gigging after my band with my keyboard man Jeroen Rietbergen and Michel van Schie playing bass in the band called "Soulvation" and co-mixer/drummer/producer on the CD.

What I heard coming out of the P.A. was awesome, incredible dancebeats and I could hear some gtar on that, luckily Jeroen & Ronald could too, so a few months later after some gigs in the very experimental corner with some severe jazzers and some real dance events, we decided that playing rythme was my thing and that asked for a CD in that direction.

So later, I found myself recording with Jeroen & Ronald, who are responsible for the immense swinging background of this CD, in a way that it sounds natural, warm and unbelievable tight (of course).

The playing Jeroen does on the backing tracks is very warm, relaxed and grooving like nobody's business.

Willy's bassblowjob was unbelievable, if they invent something nicer please keep playing the way you do, just for the fun of it.

Last but not least: 'bassist' Michel van Schie, mixed and played the fills on the drums like he never done anything else before.

It swings & it grooves, it gives a horse the hic-ups.

Tracks: See you (Muleta)
In between the sheets (Isley Brothers)
I'm in the mood (Muleta)
Dance the blues away (Muleta)
Cottonbay (Muleta)
Kloenk (Molendijk/Rietbergen)
Blowing (Meischke)
Slow man (Muleta/Molendijk/Rietbergen)
Urbanstring (Muleta/Molendijk/Rietbergen/Meischke)

Unique identifier: 136

Sorting code: 002-33-2003-c_u-2003