Focus

Musicians

Jan Akkerman 24-12-1946 (guitars)

The Friendship Sextet (1957-1961)
Johnny and his Cellarrockers (1961-1964)
The Hunters (1965-1968)
Brainbox (1969-1970)

Focus (1970-1975)

Solo (1968-now)

  • Guitar for sale (1968) Guitar for sale (1968)
  • Tabernakel (1974) Tabernakel (1974)
  • Profile (1972) Profile (1972)
  • Jan Akkerman (1977) Jan Akkerman (1977)
  • Live in Montreux (1978) Live in Montreux (1978)
  • Jan Akkerman 3 (1980) Jan Akkerman 3 (1980)
  • Oil in the family (1981) Oil in the family (1981)
  • Pleasure point (1982) Pleasure point (1982)
  • From the basement (1984) From the basement (1984)
  • It could happen to you (1985) It could happen to you (1985)
  • Can't stand the noise (1986) Can't stand the noise (1986)
  • Heartware (1987) Heartware (1987)
  • The noise of art (1990) The noise of art (1990)
  • Puccini's cafe (1993) Puccini's cafe (1993)
  • Blues hearts (1994) Blues hearts (1994)
  • Focus in time (1996) Focus in time (1996)
  • 10.000 clowns on a rainy day - LIVE (1997) 10.000 clowns on a rainy day - LIVE (1997)
  • Live at the Priory (1998) Live at the Priory (1998)
  • Passion (1999) Passion (1999)
  • Live at the Alexander (1999) Live at the Alexander (1999)
  • C.U. (2003) C.U. (2003)
  • No cover Minor Detail (2011)

Collaborations

with Kaz Lux

  • Eli (1976) Eli (1976)
  • Transparental (1980) Transparental (1980)

with Tony Scott 

  • No cover Prism (1977)
  • Meditation (1980) Meditation (1980)

with Claus Ogerman 

  • Aranjuez (1978) Aranjuez (1978)
  • Collage (1981) Collage (1981)

with Thijs van Leer 

with Joachim Kühn

  • Sunshower (1978) Sunshower (1978)
  • Live! Kiel/Stuttgart (1979) Live! Kiel/Stuttgart (1979)
  • No cover Live (1988)

with Curtis Knight 

  • Blues roots (1999) Blues roots (1999)

Contributions

  • Sunset sunkiss (1969) Ramses Shaffy: Sunset sunkiss (1969)
  • The Amsterdam cast of Hair (1970) Hair: The Amsterdam cast of Hair (1970) 
  • The beauty of Bojoura (1970) Bojoura: The beauty of Bojoura (1970)
  • Morning after the third (1970) Ritmo Naturel: Morning after the third (1970)
  • No cover Chiel Montagne: Chiel Montagne (1970)
  • No cover Robin Lent: Scarecrow's journey (1971)
  • Two sides of Peter Banks (1973) Peter Banks: Two sides of Peter Banks (1972)
  • Cyril (1973) Cyril Havermans: Cyril (1973)
  • The worst partner I know (1973) Kaz Lux: The worst partner I know (1973)
  • No cover Peter Banks: Peter Banks (1973)
  • No cover Tielman Brothers: Rock & roll our first love (1975)
  • No cover Laurens van Rooyen: Scarlatti (1976)
  • Street (1977) Herman Brood: Street (1977)
  • Two of a kind (1977) Rob Hoeke & Alan Price: Two of a kind (1977)
  • No cover Maggie McNeal: Fools together (1977)
  • No cover Jasper van 't Hof & George Gruntz: Fairy tale (1979)
  • No cover Laurens van Rooyen: Silly symphony (1979)
  • Xandra (1979) Xandra: Xandra (1979)
  • It's only just begun (1980) Solution: It's only just begun (1980)
  • No cover J.D. Drews: J.D. Drews (1980)
  • No cover Thilo von Westernhagen: Ardent desire (1980)
  • Personal note (1981) Mark Nauseef: Personal note (1981)
  • De toetjes (1981) Neerlands Hoop: De toetjes (1981)
  • No cover Bjorn Jayson Lindh: Atlantis (1983)
  • Timewatch (1987) Minute By Minute: Timewatch (1987)
  • The talisman (1988) Forcefield II: The talisman (1988)
  • Dit is wat ik wil (1989) Andre Hazes: Dit is wat ik wil (1989)
  • To oz and back (1989) Forcefield III: To oz and back (1989)
  • In the mood (1991) B.B. Queen: In the mood (1991)
  • No cover Minute By Minute: Minute By Minute (1991)
  • Mijn hart slaapt nooit (1991) Henny Vrienten: Mijn hart slaapt nooit (1991)
  • Violunar (1992) Kagerman: Violunar (1992)
  • Caravan (1994) The Rosenberg Trio: Caravan (1994)
  • Shine on (1994) The Cats: Shine on (1994)
  • Now's the time (1994) Gordon: Now's the time (1994)
  • Songlines (1995) Bill van Dijk: Songlines (1995)
  • Blue age (1995) Coen Bais: Blue age (1995)
  • No cover Edsel Juliet: Curaçao universal (1995)
  • Soul detective (1995) Bernard Oattes: Soul detective (1995)
  • Strangers on the run (1995) Samuel Eddy: Strangers on the run (1995)
  • The gentle fox (1996) Alex van Voorst: The gentle fox (1996)
  • No cover Rosa King & Upside Down: Still going b (1996)
  • In De Steen (1996) In De Steen: In De Steen (1996)
  • Don't mess with fire (1997) Minute by Minute: Don't mess with fire (1997)
  • Leonardo Amuedo (1997) Leonardo Amuedo: Leonardo Amuedo (1997)
  • No cover Coen Bais: Touch of magic (1997)
  • Sliding (2000) Street Legal Project: Sliding (2000)
  • No cover Francie Conway: Francie Conway (2004)
  • No cover Ruben Hoek Bamd: Sugar (2006)
  • No cover Phil Bee and the Buzztones: It's alright (2006)
  • No cover The Urban Hero: Live at Wisseloord Studios (2006)
Eef Albers

Eef Albers (guitars)

Focus (1978)

Solo

  • Blue capricorn (1977) Blue capricorn (1977)
  • Skyrider (1981) Skyrider (1981)
  • Pyramids (1987) Pyramids (1987)
  • Birds of the night (1996) Birds of the night (1996)

Contributions

  • Fingerprints (1975) Rob Hoeke: Fingerprints (1975)
  • No cover John Lee & Gerry Brown: Mango sunrise (1975)
  • Jus d'orange (1976) Lieven: Jus d'orange (1976)
  • Two of a kind (1977) Rob Hoeke: Two of a kind (1977)
  • No cover Otger Dice: Garden of pleasure (1977)
  • Jazz gala concert vol.2 (1977) Peter Herbolzheimer: Jazz gala concert vol.2 (1977)
  • Nice to have met you (1978) Thijs van Leer: Nice to have met you (1978)
  • Hip walk (1978) Peter Herbolzheimer: Hip walk (1978)
  • Chaser (1979) John Lee and Gerry Brown: Chaser (1979)
  • Jazz gala concert vol.1 (1979) Peter Herbolzheimer: Jazz gala concert vol.1 (1979)
  • Rhythm combination & brass (1979) Peter Herbolzheimer: Rhythm combination & brass (1979)
  • Medusa (1979) Medusa: Medusa (1979)
  • What's new (1979) Gé Titulaer: What's new (1979)
  • Some people (1980) Bob Malach: Some people (1980)
  • Brothers (1980) John Lee & Gerry Brown: Brothers (1980)
  • I do it for you love (1980) Gé Titulaer: I do it for you love (1980)
  • Leen is alive (1981) Leen Jongewaard: Leen is alive (1981)
  • Bandfire (1981) Peter Herbolzheimer: Bandfire (1981)
  • Homeward (1982) Ack van Rooyen: Homeward (1982)
  • Kraan X (1983) Kraan: Kraan X (1983)
  • Orion (1984) Steve Smith Vital Information: Orion (1984)
  • I hate myself (for loving you) (1987) Van Leer: I hate myself (for loving you) (1986)
  • Akili (1987) Akili: Akili (1987)
  • No cover Netherlands Concert Jazz Band: Live on tv (1988)
  • Pili Pili (1988) Pili Pili: Pili Pili (1988)
  • No cover Netherlands Concert Jazz Band: Portrait of Duke Ellington (1989)
  • Judy plays Rob Pronk (1990) Adhesion: Judy plays Rob Pronk (1990)
  • Massai mara (1990) Akili: Massai mara (1990)
  • Audio graffiti (1995) Vandegeer&Koenn: Audio graffiti (1995)
  • Berliner ring (2001) Kraan: Berliner ring (2001)
  • No cover Sebastiaan Cornelissen: Aggresive attack (2002)
Colin Allen

Colin Allen (drums)

Stone the Crows (1969-1973)

  • Stone the crows (1969) Stone the crows (1969)
  • Ode to John Law (1970) Ode to John Law (1970)
  • Teenage licks (1971) Teenage licks (1971)
  • Ontinuous performance (1972) Ontinuous performance (1972)

Focus (1974-1975)

Philip Catherine

Philip Catherine (guitars)

Porkpie (1974-1976)

  • Transitory (1974) Transitory (1974)
  • No cover The door is open (1976)
  • Operanoia (1996) Operanoia (1996)

Focus (1978)

Pili-Pili  (1984-1988)

  • No cover Pili-Pili (1984)
  • No cover Hoomba-hoomba (1984)
  • No cover Jakko (1987)
  • No cover Be in two minds (1988)
  • No cover Pili-Pili live '88 (1988)

Solo

  • September man (1974) September man (1974)
  • Guitars (1975) Guitars (1975)
  • Sleep my love (1979) Sleep my love (1979)
  • Babel (1980) Babel (1980)
  • End of August (1982) End of August (1982)
  • Transparence (1986) Transparence (1986)
  • Oscar (1988) Oscar (1988)
  • September sky (1988) September sky (1988)
  • I remember you (1991) I remember you (1991)
  • Moods vol I (1992) Moods vol I (1992)
  • Moods vol II (1992) Moods vol II (1992)
  • Live (1997) Live (1997)
  • Guitar groove (1998) Guitar groove (1998)
  • Blue prince (2001) Blue prince (2001)
  • No cover Summer night (2002)

Contributions

  • Open strings (1971) Jean-Luc Ponty Experience: Open strings (1971)
  • Sister slick (1974) Chris Hinze Combination: Sister slick (1974)
  • Cascade (1974) Charlie Mariano: Cascade (1974)
  • Solos and duos Solos and duos (with Joachim Kuhn, Sigi Sschwab, Jasper van 't Hof, Chris Hinze, Philip Catherine and Charlie Mariano) (1974)
  • Mango sunrise (1975) John Lee & Gerry Brown: Mango sunrise (1975)
  • Hip elegy (1975) Joachim Kuhn: Hip elegy (1975)
  • Morning (1975) Kenny Drew Trio: Morning (1975)
  • Zbigniew Seifert (1976) Zbigniew Seifert: Zbigniew Seifert (1976)
  • Springfever (1976) Joachim Kuhn: Springfever (1976)
  • Three of four shades of blues (1977) Charles Mingus: Three of four shades of blues (1977)
  • Ephemere (1977) Francois Janneau: Ephemere (1977)
  • In search of a dream (1978) Alphonse Mouzon: In search of a dream (1978)
  • Bamboo Magic (1978) Chris Hinze Combination: Bamboo magic (1978)
  • More movies (1980) Michel Mantler: More movies (1980)
  • White nights (1996) Ivan Paduart: White nights (1996)
  • Shleep (1997) Robert Wyatt: Shleep (1997)

Collaborations

with Larry Coryell

  • Twin house (1978) Twin house (1978)
  • Splendid (1978) Splendid (1978)
  • No cover Young Django (1979)
  • Back together again (1979) Back together again (1979)
  • Live (1980) Live (1980)

with Chet Baker

  • No cover Rassinfosse / Baker / Catherine (1983)
  • No cover Seven faces of vanlentine (1985)
  • No cover Chet Baker in Bologna (1985)
  • No cover Chet's choice (1985)
  • No cover Candy (1985)

with Didier Lockwood and Christian Escoude

  • Trio (1996) Trio (1996)

with Niels Pedersen

  • Spanish nights (1989) Spanish nights (1989)
  • Art the duo (1991) Art the duo (1991)
Hans Cleuver

Hans Cleuver (drums)

Focus (1970)

Contribution

  • Sunset sunkiss (1969) Ramses Shaffy: Sunset sunkiss (1969)
  • The beauty of Bojoura (1970) Bojoura: The beauty of Bojoura (1970)
  • The Amsterdam cast of Hair (1970) Hair: The Amsterdam cast of Hair (1970)
Martijn Dresden

Martijn Dresden (bass)

Met & Zonder (1968)
Focus (1970)

Contribution

  • Sunset sunkiss (1969) Ramses Shaffy: Sunset sunkiss (1969)
  • The beauty of Bojoura (1970) Bojoura: The beauty of Bojoura (1970)
  • The Amsterdam cast of Hair (1970) Hair: The Amsterdam cast of Hair (1970)
Cyril Havermans

Cyril Havermans (bass)

The Heralds (?)
Big Wheel (1969-1970)
Focus (1970-1971)

Solo (1973-1974)

  • Cyril (1973) Cyril (1973)
  • Mindwave (1974) Mindwave (1974)

Contributions

  • No cover Lucifer: Margriet (1977)
David Kemper

David Kemper (drums) 

Focus (1975) (guest)

Contributions

  • No cover John Stewart: Sunstorm (1971)
  • No cover Cashman,Pistilli & West: Lifesong (1974)
  • No cover Patti Dahlstrom: Your place or mine (1974)
  • No cover Michael Omartian: White horse (1974)
  • No cover Cliff De Young: Cliff De Young (1975)
  • No cover Elkie Brooks: Rich mans woman (1975)
  • No cover Randy Edelman: Prime cuts (1975)
  • No cover Andrew Gold: Andrew Gold (1975)
  • No cover Johnny Rivers: Help me Rhonda (1975)
  • No cover Johnny Rivers: New loves and old friends (1975)
  • No cover Glen Campbell: Rhinestone cowboy (1975)
  • No cover Second Chapter of Acts: In the volume/with Footnotes (1975)
  • No cover Linda Ronstadt: Prisoner in disguise (1975)
  • O my love (1975) Thijs Van Leer: O my love (1975)
  • No cover Dion: Streetheart (1976)
  • No cover Keith Christmas: Stories from a human zoo (1976)
  • No cover Michel Polnareff: Michel Polnareff (1976)
  • No cover Johnny Rivers: Wild night (1976)
  • No cover Geoff Muldaur: Motion (1976)
  • No cover Michael Omartian: Adam again (1976)
  • No cover Deardurff & Joseph: Deardurff and Joseph (1976)
  • No cover Peter Pringle: Peter Pringle (1976)
  • No cover Manhattan Transfer: Coming out (1976)
  • No cover Bernie Leadon: Natural progressions (1977)
  • No cover Joan Armatrading: Show some emotion (1977)
  • No cover Rick Cunha: Moving pictures (1977)
  • No cover Otger Dice: Garden of pleasure (1977)
  • No cover Dane Donohue: Dane Donohue (1978 )
  • No cover Allan Clarke: I wasn't born yesterday (1979)
  • No cover Louise Goffin: Kid blue (1979)
  • No cover Phillips - Macleod: Le partie du cocktail (1979)
  • No cover Whiteface: Whiteface (1979)
  • No cover Terence Boylan: Suzy (1980)
  • No cover Danny Kortchmar: Innuendo (1980)
  • No cover T-Bone Burnette: Truth decay (1980)
  • No cover Allan Clarke: The only one (1980)
  • No cover Chi Coltrane: Silk & steel (1981)
  • No cover Gary Wright: the Right place (1981)
  • No cover Mike Post: Television theme songs (1982)
  • No cover Leo Kottke: Time step (1983)
  • No cover T-Bone Burnette: Behind the trap door (1984)
  • No cover America: Perspective (1984)
  • No cover Stevie Nicks: Rock a little (1985)
  • No cover Belinda Carlisle: Heaven on earth (1988)
  • No cover Jerry Garcia: Almost acoustic (1988)
  • No cover Green on Red: This time around (1989)
  • No cover Peter Case: The man with the blue post modern fragmented neo-traditionalist guitar (1989)
  • No cover Matthew Ward: Toward eternity (1989)
  • No cover John Hiatt: Stolen moments (1990)
  • No cover Orleans: Still the one (1990)
  • No cover Kimm Rogers: Soundtrack of my life (1990)
  • No cover REM Murmur: Reckoning (1990)
  • No cover Second Chapter of Acts: Roar of love (1991)
  • No cover Jerry Garcia Band: Jerry Garcia Band (1991)
  • No cover Stevie Nicks: Timespace: Best of Stevie Nicks (1991)
  • No cover Sam Phillips: Cruel inventions (1991)
  • No cover David Baerwald: Triage (1992)
  • No cover Mitsou: Mitsou (1992)
  • No cover David Baerwald: Triage (1992)
  • No cover Chuck Prophe: Balinese dancer (1993)
  • No cover Steve Young: Switchblades of love (1993)
  • No cover Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band: Almost acoustic (1997)
  • No cover Jerry Garcia: How sweet it is (1997)
  • No cover Bob Dylan: Time out of mind (1997)
  • No cover Dane Donohue: Dane Donohue (1997)
  • No cover Steve Poltz: One left shoe (1998)

Thijs van Leer 31-03-1948 (vocals, organ, mellotron, flute, piano)

Focus (1970-1978, 2002-now)

Van Leer (1987)

  • I hate myself (for loving you) (1987) I hate myself (for loving you) (1987)

Collaborations

with Jan Akkerman

with Elly Ameling

  • No cover Concert in de Grote Kerk van Monnickendam (1979)
  • No cover Kerst met (1992)

with Pim Jacobs, Louis van Dijk and Ruud Jacobs

  • No cover Homage aan Rogier van Otterloo (1998)

Solo (1972-now)

  • Introspection (1972) Introspection (1972)
  • O my love (1975) O my love (1975)
  • Introspection 2 (1976) Introspection 2 (1976)
  • Nice to have met you (1977) Nice to have met you (1977)
  • Introspection 3 (1978)
  • Introspection 4 (1980) Introspection 4 (1980)
  • Reflections (1981) Reflections (1981)
  • Renaissance (1986) Renaissance (1986)
  • No cover Introspection 1989 (1989)
  • No cover Bolero (1989)
  • Introspection 92 (1992) Introspection 92 (1992)
  • No cover Joy to the world (1993)
  • Musical melody (1994) Musical melody (1994)
  • Summertime (1996) Summertime (1996)
  • No cover Lucky (1997)
  • Instrumental hymns (1997) Instrumental hymns (1997)
  • The glorious album (1999) The glorious album (1999)
  • Bach for a new age (1999) Bach for a new age (1999)
  • 12 mooiste liederen (2000) 12 mooiste liederen (2000)

Contributions

  • Shaffy cantate (1969) Ramses Shaffy: Shaffy cantate (1969)
  • Sunset sunkiss (1969) Ramses Shaffy: Sunset sunkiss (1969)
  • The beauty of Bojoura (1970) Bojoura: The beauty of Bojoura (1970)
  • The Amsterdam cast of Hair (1970) Hair: The Amsterdam cast of Hair (1970)
  • No cover Liesbeth List: Victoria (1970)
  • Cyril (1973) Cyril Havermans: Cyril (1973)
  • No cover Rogier van Otterloo: Musica per la notte di natale (1976)
  • No cover Lucifer: Margriet (1977)
  • No cover Rick van der Linden: Night of doom (1978)
  • Donna nobis pacem (1981) Pedal Point: Donna nobis pacem (1981)
  • From the basement (1984) Jan Akkerman: From the basement (1984)
  • No cover Will and the Power: Will and the Power (1991)
  • The fire inside (1993) Ten Sharp: The fire inside (1993)
  • No cover Magic Frankie: Lucky (1997)
  • On goes the quest (1998) Maryson: On goes the quest (1998)
  • Into the electric castle (1998) Ayreon: Into the electric castle (1998)
  • Pictured within (1999) Jon Lord: Pictured within (1999)
  • No cover O'Septeto Plus: Rodinha (2000)
  • No cover Uriah Heep: The magician's birthday party (2002)

Pierre van der Linden 19-02-1946 (drums)

Johnny and his Cellarrockers (1961-1963)
ZZ & De Maskers  (1963-1964)
Jumping Pop-In (1966-1967)
Tee-Set (1967)
Met & Zonder (1968)
After Tea (1968)
Brainbox (1969-1971, 1982-1984, 2003-2004)

Focus (1971-1973, 2006-now)

Trace (1974-1975)

Crypto (1975)
Sweet 'd Buster (1978-1979)

  • Gigs (1979) Giggs (1979)
  • Shot in the blue (1980) Shot in the blue (1980)

Advanced Warning (1989-2000)

  • No cover Hi-fi apartement (1989)
  • No cover Nothing to be afraid of (1991)
  • No cover Watch out for the jazz police (1993)
  • No cover Cut the crap (1996)
  • Explosion Extra Ordinaire (2000) Explosion Extra Ordinaire (2000)

Flavium (2001-now)

Contributions

  • Profile (1972) Jan Akkerman: Profile (1972)
  • Cyril (1973) Cyril Havermans: Cyril (1973)
  • Eli (1976) Jan Akkerman & Kaz Lux: Eli (1976)
  • Jan Akkerman (1977) Jan Akkerman: Jan Akkerman (1977)
  • Transparental (1980) Jan Akkerman & Kaz Lux: Transparental (1980)

Bert Ruiter (bass)

Weetjewel (1966)
Fullhouse (1967-1969)
Jay-Jays (1969)
Angelflight Railways (1970-1971)
Focus (1971-1977)

Earth & Fire (1977-1982, 1989)

Contributions

  • Profile (1972) Jan Akkerman: Profile (1972)

Steve Smith (drums)

Focus (1978)

Jan Dumée (guitar and vocals)

O'Septeto Plus

  • No cover Rodinha (2000)

Focus (2002-2006)

Bobby Jacobs(bass guitar)

Focus (2002-now)

Contributions

  • No cover O'Septeto Plus: Rodinha (2000)

Bert Smaak(drums)

Bots (1984-1986)
Focus (2002-now)

Ruben van Roon (drums, vocals)

Capricorn (1999)
The Jazzmeteors (2000)
Focus (2002)