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

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Steve Townsend from UK|United Kingdom|GBR wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:19 pm:
From seeing Colosseum in their early days Jon was a continual inspiration to my drumming - he set a bar... Read more
From seeing Colosseum in their early days Jon was a continual inspiration to my drumming - he set a bar that I could never hope to reach but it taught me to keep trying to play better and better. His drumming was forceful and driving but also lyrical and endlessly creative. A man who played the drums very, very well....
Steve Westaway from Germany wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:13 pm:
I irst saw Jon with the Graham Bond Organisation when he replaced Ginger Baker - I was a fan of... Read more
I irst saw Jon with the Graham Bond Organisation when he replaced Ginger Baker - I was a fan of Graham Bond before - amd then of Coloseum when they first played Valentine Suite at Bristol University Students Union - all those years ago - Later I was lucky enough to meet him along with all of Coloseum at the Musichall in Worpswede and the last time was in Oldenburg - He was generous with his time and gracious with his patience -he was due to play the Musichall with JCM on the recent tour but had to pull out for the reason we know - Thank you for your music and memoris I hav-
Mark Edward Blewer from England wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:13 pm:
I was aware of Jon's playing via Georgie Fame, Graham Bond and John Mayall. I became a committed fan having... Read more
I was aware of Jon's playing via Georgie Fame, Graham Bond and John Mayall. I became a committed fan having seen Colosseum, for the first time at The Marquee, in Wardour Street. John Mayall, whose band Dick, Jon and Tony, had recently left to form Colosseum, got up on stage and did a few numbers with them. This blessing from The Father Of British Blues, augured well for the band's future. The amount of pleasure, I have gleaned from both live performances and recorded works by these musicians, is incalculable. I would like to say a huge thank you to them all and offer my sincere condolences to the families of Jon, Dick and all the other Heroes that have passed over.
Dan Ogus from United Kingdom wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:11 pm:
RIP Jon...Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia, 20th October 1996 (according to my ticket stub) on a rainy Sunday night in Burgess Hill,... Read more
RIP Jon...Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia, 20th October 1996 (according to my ticket stub) on a rainy Sunday night in Burgess Hill, Sussex : the four-piece lineup (BT, JH, Peter Lemer, Phil Mulford)...still one of the finest concerts I've ever witnessed in any style of music...
Nigel Hobday from UK wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:01 pm:
I never met Jon, but Colosseum music has been a big part of my life since my teenage years back... Read more
I never met Jon, but Colosseum music has been a big part of my life since my teenage years back in the 1970's. I can remember seeing Jon live on three occasions - once with Paraphanalia in Winchester, once with Colosseum II in Swansea (read my reference to it in the 'Playing The Band' book) and the final Colosseum gig in London. Throughout my life I have been amazed, enthused, admired, loved the music that Jon fronted. It is a very sad loss; Jon's memories are with each & every one of us in our hearts and thoughts.
Gary from Canada wrote on July 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm:
THANX Jon 4 Sharing UR MUSICAL GIFT & for Providing me with Special Enjoyment Listening to the Group of fine... Read more
THANX Jon 4 Sharing UR MUSICAL GIFT & for Providing me with Special Enjoyment Listening to the Group of fine Musicians your Shared Your Gift with R.I.P. from a Canadian Fan
Steve Marshall from UK wrote on July 10, 2018 at 1:56 pm:
I discovered Jon's music via Dick Heckstall-Smith who I'd seen at the very first Alexis Korner tribute concert. (I'd overhauled... Read more
I discovered Jon's music via Dick Heckstall-Smith who I'd seen at the very first Alexis Korner tribute concert. (I'd overhauled the piano used by Rolling Stone pianist Ian Stewart.) I was more into the rock side of things than jazz in those days but got my hands on what Colosseum records I could. I loved the blend of jazz and rock and also liked the more progressive Colosseum II which of course featured Gary Moore. Through Jon's music I've discovered some great artists - it's always been learning curve for me. The impact of Jon's playing didn't hit me until the Colosseum reformation and I bought all the albums again on CD. That reunion concert with DHS has some stunning playing from all the band. It was fantastic to hear them again and a big thank you to all for allowing us to revisit that great music. It got a new audience excited by exciting music. So much music today is a bit pike painting by numbers. The exciting element of improvised music is there in many of Jon's performances. Thanks you so much.
Chris Farr from England wrote on July 10, 2018 at 1:55 pm:
I first bought Those Who Are About to Die and the Valentyne Suite before seeing Jon and the boys at... Read more
I first bought Those Who Are About to Die and the Valentyne Suite before seeing Jon and the boys at Croydon.. I was even lucky enough to be introduced to the band. What a bunch of talented musicians. Dick and his sax encouraged me to try and learn to play tenor sax, in later life. I was lucky enough to see their last concert at Hammersmith in 2016 and JCM at the Stables earlier this year. Little did I know that Jon was seriously ill. My musical experience has been enhanced by Colosseum music. Jon will be missed by the music industry because of his many other talents. To Barbara, Ana and Marcus, please accept our love and condolences. The "Colosseum family will always be here to support you guys. RIP JON.
Hans-Werner Stromberg from Germany wrote on July 10, 2018 at 1:48 pm:
I have seen the late Colosseum twice un Germany. Great show, great Musicians. All of them. RIP Jon you are... Read more
I have seen the late Colosseum twice un Germany. Great show, great Musicians. All of them. RIP Jon you are now part of the heavenly Allstars
Tony White from UK wrote on July 10, 2018 at 1:47 pm:
I first heard Jon on Radio1 in Concert, the superb Tempest show with Ollie Halsall and Alan Holdsworth. To say... Read more
I first heard Jon on Radio1 in Concert, the superb Tempest show with Ollie Halsall and Alan Holdsworth. To say I was blown away is an understatement. I have followed Jon in all his bands especially Colosseum who quickly became one of my favourites. I really enjoyed listening to Jon talk in interviews as he was always so engaging. He will be greatly missed as a great musician and also by family, friends and fans around the world as the true gentleman he always was. Rest in Peace Jon. x