Looking at the music of Dutch rock band Focus, started in the late sixties by Thijs Van Leer (b /31/03/48) with Jan Akkerman (b 24/12/46). Van Leer still performs and records under the name today (official site here). Akkerman's site here.




Track by track 122 Ode to Venus

Archive number: 122
Title: Ode to Venus
Main Album: Focus 9 (New Skin)
Track number: 10
Genre: Jazz instrumental
Studio: Fieldwork Studios, Schoten, Belgium
Length: 04:25
Composer: Thijs van Leer
Musicians: Thijs van Leer – Piano, Hammond organ; Niels van der Steenhoven – Guitars; Bobby Jacobs – Bass; Pierre van der Linden – Drums
Producer: Bobby Jacobs and Thijs van Leer
Engineer: Han Nuijten
Label: Red Bullet
Date of recording/release: Summer 2006
Alternative version: None
Notes: This haunting slow jazz instrumental begins with a bass slide and the briefest of caesuras before being led by the electric guitar backed mainly by brushed drums, bass and piano but also featuring the Hammond organ at certain points, which outlasts the final piano chord by some seconds at the end.

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