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

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Tim & Rachel Redpath from UK wrote on July 21, 2018 at 6:17 pm:
Jon Hiseman - the most passionate and enthusiastic man I have ever met in every respect. A wonderful musician, family... Read more
Jon Hiseman - the most passionate and enthusiastic man I have ever met in every respect. A wonderful musician, family man and seeker of all new discoveries in life. I first met Jon in the 1990's as a classical saxophonist recording some of Barbara's wonderful music. His ability to 'cross over' into the realms of classical music summed up his thirst for knowledge and desire to master what he learnt. He could put many an experienced classical producer and engineer to shame. He will be sorely missed by so many.
Nadine André from UK wrote on July 21, 2018 at 6:07 pm:
Jon, thank you for so much in only a few years. Thank you for Barbara, for showing her so much... Read more
Jon, thank you for so much in only a few years. Thank you for Barbara, for showing her so much love and being there for her in every way. Thank you for Ana & Marcus, and for being their inspiration and their muse. And thanks for all the handy tips - about speakers, drums, sound for mics etc, and going on and on about getting our videos out there. We'll take your advice! 😉 You said this year was going to be big, and it has been. Life has been much richer for you being in it! Love, Nadine
Ramona Gosparini from Italy wrote on July 21, 2018 at 10:20 am:
When I read the news I was shocked and it broke my heart...he will be greatly missed - my condolences... Read more
When I read the news I was shocked and it broke my heart...he will be greatly missed - my condolences to Barbara and their loved ones
John Denley from England. wrote on July 21, 2018 at 9:13 am:
For my part Jon was one of the very finest drummers in history,a leader,but more than that a wonderful human... Read more
For my part Jon was one of the very finest drummers in history,a leader,but more than that a wonderful human being who will never be forgotten as long as we live.
Jan Backenroth from Sweden wrote on July 19, 2018 at 4:40 pm:
I first became aware of Colosseum when "Valentyne Suite" was released. A remarkable record that was different from pop music... Read more
I first became aware of Colosseum when "Valentyne Suite" was released. A remarkable record that was different from pop music of that time. The follow-up "Daughter of time" made me aware of Jon Hiseman´s ability to keep a long drum solo interesting! Since then I followed Jon´s different bands and recordnings. However I missed every opportunity to see him play live. That was until Colosseum´s farewell concert at Shephards Bush in February 2015. There I met Jon and the other members after a fantastic concert when they signed records. This spring I was going to listen to JCM in Hamburg but the concert was cancelled. Before these two occasions I had a short mail contact with Jon and he kindly replied to me. Although I never knew him personally I felt Jon was a great man. A serious and extraordinary musician and a real gentleman! He has influenced a lot of people and has made a positive impact in modern music history. It is a loss but the music and memories are with me. I think of his family, friends and band members! RIP Jon!
Samuel from United Kingdom wrote on July 16, 2018 at 12:43 am:
I wasn't aware until this week of John's passing. Been playing Colosseum and Tempest LPs this eve, paying greater attention... Read more
I wasn't aware until this week of John's passing. Been playing Colosseum and Tempest LPs this eve, paying greater attention to John's incredible contribution. One of the greatest drummers of all time. Thanks for so many special moments..
Kornél Szalai from Hungary wrote on July 15, 2018 at 5:09 pm:
It was in the early 90s' in my university years, when a friend of mine introduced me into the musical... Read more
It was in the early 90s' in my university years, when a friend of mine introduced me into the musical world of Colosseum. 1 or 2 years later it was unbelievable to see the first posters of the Reunion.... I hardly believed it. Since than I was present on gigs all the time when Colosseum stepped on the land of my country. Truly mesmerizing experiences..... I was so sad when I read what happened to Jon, unfortunately I could not be in the Porgy & Bess, (Vienna)...no more chance. And it's really a remarkable resemblance how my other favorite musician, Luther Allison passed away in 1997. His very very-kind personality I remember...I managed to take some shot after the gigs. Lost Angeles, Memories Forever.... My deepest sympathies to your family.
Francis from uk wrote on July 15, 2018 at 11:14 am:
So sad that Jon has left us. I first saw Jon with John Mayall at the Woolwich Poly and was... Read more
So sad that Jon has left us. I first saw Jon with John Mayall at the Woolwich Poly and was fortunate to see him in April this year at the Stables. Sadly missed. Francis
alex werkmeister from germany wrote on July 14, 2018 at 10:19 pm:
dear Jon, you were such a great drummer and human being, always with smile and you shared great stories to... Read more
dear Jon, you were such a great drummer and human being, always with smile and you shared great stories to me - loved our interview and meets - the last one just 2 days before you got ill 2018 - R.I.P. Jon link to the interview with Jon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yBn6l7MhUA
PaulStoddard from United Kingdom wrote on July 14, 2018 at 12:50 pm:
Another giant of music has passed away so sad but has left a legacy which will live on forever
Another giant of music has passed away so sad but has left a legacy which will live on forever