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Nick Pappas from Greece wrote on February 3, 2020 at 11:27 am:
I've always enjoyed Colosseum's music. The Valentyne Suite is one of my desert island albums and Mr Hiseman's drum work... Read more
I've always enjoyed Colosseum's music. The Valentyne Suite is one of my desert island albums and Mr Hiseman's drum work in it among my favourite. May he rest in peace
Bryn Burrows from United Kingdom wrote on February 2, 2020 at 12:10 pm:
My brother Clive Burrows used to play in The New Jazz Orchestra along with Jon and many other Jazz luminaries.... Read more
My brother Clive Burrows used to play in The New Jazz Orchestra along with Jon and many other Jazz luminaries. He took me along to see the band rehearse at the Green Man in Blackheath. I was about eight at the time. I sat behind Jon and watched him play. From that day on I had a fascination with drums and being a drummer. Thank you Jon.
Martin Lüthi from Switzerkand wrote on February 2, 2020 at 9:31 am:
Jon seems to be part of my musical life, starting mid 60's. I am a guitarplayer and akways wanted to... Read more
Jon seems to be part of my musical life, starting mid 60's. I am a guitarplayer and akways wanted to play with drummers grooving like Jon. Jon hold the band together and pushed his bandmates to great solos. And his drum solos were unique.
Chris Strange from United Kingdom wrote on January 28, 2020 at 3:31 pm:
Jon's legendary drumming speaks for itself....inventive, energetic and master technician plus band leader, producer etc. Amongst the many groups I... Read more
Jon's legendary drumming speaks for itself....inventive, energetic and master technician plus band leader, producer etc. Amongst the many groups I followed Colosseum were my favourite. I first came across them when I was 13 and ended up collecting all the albums which I still have. Not forgetting Tempest, Colosseum 2 and other collaborations. I also have the solo albums of all the band members such as Dick H-S, Greenslade etc. A creative talent and super guy sorely missed, RIP Jon.
John and Virginia Cumming from UK wrote on January 17, 2020 at 12:57 pm:
Dear Barbara and family, We would like to send our deep condolences to you all and express our sorrow at... Read more
Dear Barbara and family, We would like to send our deep condolences to you all and express our sorrow at Jon’s untimely death - a little late but no matter. Ginnie has known the Thompson family since her childhood, and John has known and worked with Barbara and Jon. We know very well what a wonderful support Jon was and how very much you must miss him. Good luck and best wishes to you all.
Fred DeGrussa from UK wrote on December 7, 2019 at 1:59 pm:
I saw Jon play a few times with Barbara in Paraphernalia, he was absolutely awesome, as was the band, and... Read more
I saw Jon play a few times with Barbara in Paraphernalia, he was absolutely awesome, as was the band, and I went away inspired to practise harder to try and attain his mastery of the instrument. He was a true great and will be missed greatly.
Vito Nobile from Italia wrote on December 2, 2019 at 10:17 pm:
I'm 63, and I've known Jon Hiseman since I was 14. It was 1971, I listened to Valentyne’s Suite from... Read more
I'm 63, and I've known Jon Hiseman since I was 14. It was 1971, I listened to Valentyne’s Suite from a friend: at the time, we loaned each other's albums; I gave him 4 or 5 lp and to his question about what I wanted to hear, I always answered Valentyne’s Suite. Then I went ahead and Jon's plays and collections have become so many, and they still go on: Colosseum II with Holdsworth and Williams, his fills on Things We Like and The Machine Demands…. For 50 years Jon has been in my life and accompanies my existence, why should he ever get out of it? This text is automatically translated from Italian into English with Google translator: I apologize for any errors.
Thomas Mackay from Scotland wrote on November 23, 2019 at 7:06 pm:
It was with shock that I have just heard of Jon's death, Colossuem was a huge part of my life... Read more
It was with shock that I have just heard of Jon's death, Colossuem was a huge part of my life and still is, I have just played my favourite album live in 1971 to me the greatest album I have ever heard. His music will live with me until I shuffle of this world. God bless you
Ray Lee from England wrote on November 5, 2019 at 11:20 pm:
I saw colosseum 4 times....The first time at Bromley Technical college in 1970........and was hooked by the sheer authority and... Read more
I saw colosseum 4 times....The first time at Bromley Technical college in 1970........and was hooked by the sheer authority and sound of the band led by Jon and his finest of musicians creating wonderful thunderous riffs...........I'm always going back to playing the CDs (and the vinyls of course).....I've never forgotten jon hisemans mighty colosseum!........Thank you!
Phil Jackson from Scotland wrote on October 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm:
It all started for me after buying an original of Colosseum's 'Valentine Suite' on Vertigo. I am still listening all... Read more
It all started for me after buying an original of Colosseum's 'Valentine Suite' on Vertigo. I am still listening all these years late and am currently working on a comprehensive biography of Colosseum 1 and 2 for online resource The Great Rock Bible. There were many great drummers around but Jon was one of the best, certainly unsurpassed in the jazz rock idiom. He wrote great music as well of course and worked with top musicians. Jon will be sadly missed.

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