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Colosseum: Colosseum Live

Read "Colosseum Live" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


I Colosseum guidati dal batterista Jon Hiseman furono una delle più belle sorprese spuntate dal blues e dal jazz inglese nella magica stagione di fine anni sessanta. Hiseman era stato protagonista alla corte di John Mayall, in particolare per l'ottimo album Blues Wires del 1968 e aveva poi deciso di mettersi in proprio portandosi dietro due musicisti formidabili come il bassista Tony Reeves e il saxofonista Dick Heckstall-Smith, vera gloria del jazz inglese sin dai primissimi anni sessanta, quando si ...

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Colosseum: Colosseum Live

Read "Colosseum Live" reviewed by Roger Farbey


A remarkable feature of Colosseum Live was the inclusion of one of the more unusual numbers in the band's repertoire, namely Michael Gibbs's outstanding composition “Tanglewood '63." This was a brave piece for a six piece jazz rock band to tackle since the original version (aside from a version recorded by Gary Burton's quartet in 1982) was made by Gibbs for his second big band album for Deram in 1971. But Gibbs plus Colosseum members Jon Hiseman, Dick Heckstall-Smith and ...

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Colosseum: Breads and Circuses

Read "Breads and Circuses" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Veteran jazz rockers Colosseum have been on and off the scene since 1969. They released 5 albums and as drummer and leader Jon Hiseman proclaims in the liner notes, “The worlds first ever jazz rock group...etc". This statement is clearly debatable; however, in their collective prime they dazzled audiences, released fine cutting edge LP's and were among the finest of the British jazz and jazz-rock musicans.Hiseman is the leader and has been a staple in the British jazz ...

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Music

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Colosseum Live

Esoteric Recordings
2016

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Theme For A Reunion

Music Avenue
2007

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The Valentyne Suite

Unknown label
1998

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Colosseum Live

Sanctuary Midline
1992

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