Jon Hiseman | Book of Remembrance 2018-07-10T12:38:24+00:00

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Martyn Webster from England wrote on November 13, 2018 at 6:58 pm:
Such a shock. Fond memories of such an inspirational and energetic man who I was lucky enough to work with... Read more
Such a shock. Fond memories of such an inspirational and energetic man who I was lucky enough to work with on many albums throughout the years. R.I.P. Jon
Ian Wray from UK wrote on November 11, 2018 at 6:15 pm:
Everybody lives on in the memories of their friends and family, and in their children. But great musicians live on... Read more
Everybody lives on in the memories of their friends and family, and in their children. But great musicians live on in a special way, in the music making they inspire in those who have heard and loved them. It's true for me. I must have first heard Jon when I was sixteen years old. Do you like jazz a friend said, and slipped Bare Wires on his cool 60s stereogram. I couldn't really take it in at first but came to love it. It opened the door to jazz and blues for me. A lifelong passion. I saw Jon several times with Colosseum and heard his amazing drum solo at the Bath Festival at Shepton Mallet. He seemed such a gentleman. As Dick Heckstall Smith told us in his biography, when everyone else was out of their minds in the Graham Bond Organisation, Jon was reading the paper or nipping out for quiet curry with Dick. If you haven't heard Bare Wires, Those Who Are About to Die Salute You or the wonderful New Jazz Orchestra albums well you should do. And if you have then listen again. They are little masterpieces. The whole British jazz and blues scene gave us so much and still does. Truly, it is part of Jon's living memorial.
Geoffrey Fuller from United Kingdom wrote on November 9, 2018 at 7:53 am:
Simply the best drummer I've ever seen
Simply the best drummer I've ever seen
rich from austria wrote on October 20, 2018 at 4:55 pm:
thank you jon, great music and performances, once i visited a colosseum concert in vienna around 1991 , great times...rip... Read more
thank you jon, great music and performances, once i visited a colosseum concert in vienna around 1991 , great times...rip jon!
Chris Heath from UK wrote on October 19, 2018 at 3:49 pm:
Huge loss to his family, to his fellow musicians and to music itself. Saw Colosseum for the first time in... Read more
Huge loss to his family, to his fellow musicians and to music itself. Saw Colosseum for the first time in 1969 at Southampton University and was astounded by their level of musicianship. I last saw them about five or six years ago with Barbara on sax. They sounded better than ever. I also saw him with the 'Bare Wires' line-up of Bluesbreakers at Southampton Guildhall - definitely Mayall's best band and arguably his best album. As I write this I am listening to JCM's "Heroes". I constantly 'Google' "Jon Hiseman tour" hoping that he'll be coming down my way - but now, sadly, he won't be and we are all the worse for it. RIP Jon - but he left a great legacy of superb music. My favourite drummer, a great band and what a true gentleman as well. Gone but definitely not forgotten.
PAUL DODD from United Kingdom wrote on October 15, 2018 at 12:05 am:
Such a sad and tragic loss of a dynamic drummer and musician. My sympathy goes to all his family and... Read more
Such a sad and tragic loss of a dynamic drummer and musician. My sympathy goes to all his family and close friends. I had the privilege of seeing Colosseum twice: in 1971 and finally in 2015. Also saw JCM in April. Three of my greatest live music experiences, thanks in no small measure to Jon Hiseman. I, and I'm sure all who knew and loved his music, salute you. RIP... I will be celebrating Jon's life in February 2019 at Shepherd's Bush.
mauro from Italy wrote on October 9, 2018 at 3:05 pm:
In italy the Colosseum is most famous in '70 years I remember a spectacle on tv in Italy when John... Read more
In italy the Colosseum is most famous in '70 years I remember a spectacle on tv in Italy when John plays with two batteries, is spectacular I have all the vinil of Colosseum and remember with particular emotion "Live " that my cousin buy for me in London Hello John
Tim Rendall from United Kingdom wrote on October 4, 2018 at 11:24 pm:
When I was 15 I watched 'sight and sound in concert' in early 1978 . On it was a band... Read more
When I was 15 I watched 'sight and sound in concert' in early 1978 . On it was a band called Colosseum II whom I'd never heard of. That concert captured my imagination and for my birthday I got 'electric savage' which I still play regularly to this day. I later saw Paraphernalia live and got to meet Jon and Barbara in person. I'll always be grateful to them for opening up the ears of a young rock fan to jazz. Jon also took the trouble to answer a couple of emails some years later too. I've always done my best to spread the word on this music. It needs to be heard. So sad that we've lost possibly the best ever British drummer and a nice bloke.
Guenter Reich from Gernany wrote on October 2, 2018 at 2:51 pm:
The death of Jon is a great loss. I used to listen to him since the late sixties. I feel... Read more
The death of Jon is a great loss. I used to listen to him since the late sixties. I feel with his family and band companions. He was one of the most talented musicians. Codially Guenter Reich Goettingen, Germany
Andrew Back from Cornwall wrote on October 2, 2018 at 12:19 pm:
This indeed is sad news. My warm wishes to All friends, family and fellow musicians. Jon, thank you so much... Read more
This indeed is sad news. My warm wishes to All friends, family and fellow musicians. Jon, thank you so much for the years of listening pleasure and inspiration. You were a true original. love to all