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Tony Reeves

Tony Reeves might not be as well known as Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & Palmer or Chris Squire of Yes, to name two of the star bass players in progressive rock. But he owned his own special niche in the realm, as a member of Colosseum, Greenslade, and Curved Air during the 1970s, and ended up becoming that field's answer to John Entwistle with his extremely prominent and complex bass sound. Oddly enough, he started out in jazz, and only moved into rock very gradually, once he'd taken up the electric bass. Reeves was born in southeast London in 1943, and attended Lewisham Grammar School, where his friends included future drummer Jon Hiseman and future keyboardist Dave Greenslade

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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 ...

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New Jazz Orchestra: Camden '70

Read "Camden '70" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Colosseum toured with theNew Jazz Orchestra in 1970 but this is the first time that any records of that tour have surfaced. Jon Hiseman, Dick Heckstall-Smith and Tony Reeves featured in both bands. The New Jazz Orchestra recorded so little, that anything new is welcome. That it should be this good is an embarrassment of riches. ...

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The Not So Strange and Bizarre Life of Mike Taylor

Read "The Not So Strange and Bizarre Life of Mike Taylor" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Composer-pianist, Mike Taylor, lies buried in a touchingly simple grave in a cemetery in Southend. His body was found on the beach at Leigh-on-Sea in Essex in January 1969. It was assumed that he had committed suicide. He was 30 years old and didn't leave much of a legacy--a couple of albums now highly prized, a ...


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