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Colosseum Drummer Jon Hiseman Dies at 73

British musician and producer Jon Hiseman who founded seminal British progressive rock and jazz-rock bands Colosseum, Tempest and Colosseum II died June 12, 2018.

Philip John “Jon” Hiseman was born June 21, 1944 in Manchester, England. He studied piano and violin as a child. However, he became passionately interested in percussion during his early teens.
From 1969 to 1978 he led three groundbreaking jazz-rock groups: Colosseum, Tempest and Colosseum II.

He later recorded several albums with his wife, saxophonist Barbara Thompson.

Jon Hiseman released a solo album titled ‘A Night In The Sun’ with a band led by Márcio Montarroyos, made in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1982.

In 1994 Colosseum got together again. The reformed group released a live reunion album and a new studio recording, ‘Bread and Circuses’ in 1997, followed ‘Tomorrows Blues’ (2003) and ‘Time On Our Side’ (2014).

Martyn Hansen wrote about about Hiseman titled ‘Playing The Band – the musical life of Jon Hiseman’, published in 2011.

Pioneering Progressive Rock Album Daughter of Time by Colosseum Remastered

Esoteric Recordings has recently released a re-mastered and expanded version of the classic 1970 album “Daughter of Time” by British band Colosseum.

Originally released on the Vertigo label in December 1970, “Daughter of Time” was Colosseum’s third studio album, with a new lineup: Jon Hiseman on drums; Dave Greenslade on organ and vibes; Dick Heckstall-Smith on saxophones; Dave “Clem” Clempson on guitar, vocals; Mark Clarke on bass; and Chris Farlowe on lead vocals.

This new edition of “Daughter of Time” contains three bonus tracks recorded at Lansdowne studios in London in May 1970 and August 1971. The Esoteric Recordings edition fully restored the original album artwork. It includes an illustrated booklet with a new essay and exclusive interviews with Dave Greenslade and Clem Clempson.