For over 55 years, Jan Akkerman has been one of Holland's most respected guitarists. In addition to his leading role in the globally acclaimed bands Focus and Brainbox, he has also worked with the likes of B.B. King, Charlie Byrd, Cozy Powell, Claus Ogerman and Ice-T. In 1973 leading British music magazine Melody Maker ranked Jan above Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Jimmy Page in it's 'Best International Guitarist' poll, firmly establishing his status as an influential and popular guitarist.
On his solo projects - around 30 albums - Akkerman let his creativity run free, combining rock, jazz, blues, classical music and dance in his own distinctive style. 75 celebrates Jan Akkerman's 75th birthday. It's a special anniversary compilation album showcasing the legacy of a singular and ground-breaking artist who has never done the same thing twice. 75 is available as a limited edition of 2000 individually numbered copies on gold colored vinyl. The package contains extensive liner notes by Akkerman's archivist Wouter Bessels.