Jon Hiseman | Book of Remembrance 2018-07-10T12:38:24+01:00

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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
Peter Lemer from UK wrote on July 10, 2018 at 1:47 pm:
Jon fed and nourished my interest in: Revox, Cheese, Assam Tea Alan Stewart ( who built Temple Music Studio and... Read more
Jon fed and nourished my interest in: Revox, Cheese, Assam Tea Alan Stewart ( who built Temple Music Studio and my control room), Italian Food Sitting near the hi-hat Playing so quietly on some stages that I couldn't hear myself Apple Mac pros and cons Mic technique European history Roman history Logic Pro ( and all antecedents) Production Troubleshooting audio tech Spreadsheets Supporting other musicians, both on and offstage Digital publishing Tennis Supporting others with technical help Maintaining a loving marriage and family I hope I can edit and add to this as my brain catches up 🙂
Matjaz Kumelj from Slovenia wrote on July 10, 2018 at 1:40 pm:
My first time i heard Colosseum was in 1972, when i started highschool, 15 years country boy moving to big... Read more
My first time i heard Colosseum was in 1972, when i started highschool, 15 years country boy moving to big city. Mind it was Yugoslavia eastern socialist country where rock Lps were not so easily to get. I joined group of older friends studying in Ljubljana from my hometown who lived in an appartment in the center of town. They had small collection of records smuggled from Italy they treasured very much. First time I visted they showed and played me Tull’s Aqualung & Stand Up, Zappa’s Chungas Revenge and Valentyne Suite for great finale. I was hooked for life. All these 4 records still mean a lot to me but Valentyne has been special ever since
Michael Carroll from England wrote on July 10, 2018 at 1:40 pm:
I first saw Jon Hiseman on Christmas Eve 1969 playing with Colosseum at Mothers Club in Birmingham UK. It was... Read more
I first saw Jon Hiseman on Christmas Eve 1969 playing with Colosseum at Mothers Club in Birmingham UK. It was a privilege to be there and see such a wonderful musician at work. I was very young, and the impact of that show was the beginning of my lifelong interest in real music. I went on to see him perform many times afterwards, but it was not until the recent Colosseum Farewell Tour that I finally met Jon and spoke to him at The Robin in Bilston. I mentioned Mothers and was soon astonished at his detailed memory of the club - even of the people who organised and ran the place. When I had the good fortune to meet him again last April at the JCM show, he spoke to me as if he had known me all his life, telling me how he would carry his drum kit around just by hand in those early days. Such a friendly man - and so gracious. We have lost not only a fabulous musician, but also a remarkable and rare human being. RIP Jon - you were so very special, and cruelly taken from us when you had so much more to give. Long may your flame continue to burn. .
Mike Watson from United Kingdom wrote on July 10, 2018 at 1:38 pm:
As an aspiring drummer in the 1970s I remember the joy of discovering Jon’s brilliant drumming on the Tempest albums.... Read more
As an aspiring drummer in the 1970s I remember the joy of discovering Jon’s brilliant drumming on the Tempest albums. Listening to a band with the drummer to the fore was and still is exciting. An inspiration forever.
Achim Schulz from Deutschland wrote on July 10, 2018 at 1:29 pm:
My first ever vinyl record was the Valentyne Suite and I've been a fan of Colosseum since then- In 1994... Read more
My first ever vinyl record was the Valentyne Suite and I've been a fan of Colosseum since then- In 1994 I met them first on the reunion tour my brother Gerd Schulz-Pilath (R.I.P.) organised. I've seen at least 30 concerts during the following years and I became friends with all of them. Jon was the most pleasant and kind person and we will all miss him a lot.

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