"Focus Con Proby, 77" review sent by Tom Watson

Focus Con Proby - FOCUS (Harvest SR-11721)

The title is misleading, since the pseudo-legendary P.J. Proby doesn't figure prominently in this record. Instead, the starring role goes to guitarist Eef Albers, a flashy guy with a light touch who at his best recalls the most melodic of McLaughlin and the jazziest of Beck. Philip Catherines guitaring, on the other hand, tends to be aimless and frantic. Focus Con Proby is hardly a rocker, but it burns at times with a graceful intensity (Albers) that makes one regret there are so many cooks here.

Published in Beat Instrumental or International Musician magazine in UK ca. 1978

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