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Friday, 15 June 2018

Jon Hiseman (drums)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Magnificent and powerful drummer, Jon Hiseman was born Philip John Hiseman on June 21st, 1944 in Blackheath, South East London. He went to Colfes Grammar School, Lewisham, South East London, where he met Tony Reeves and Dave Greenslade.

Jon has played with so many bands, and some of them are quite difficult to be traced, so I´ve done my best at compiling as much info as I could. So, any contribution to fill the gaps would be very, very welcomed.


THE ALLEYCATS


Jon Hiseman played for a while with The Alleycats, probably circa 1961, but cannot find more details:

THE ALLEYCATS #?
?
Peter Pierce
Alan Reeves
keyboards
Jon Hiseman
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of The Alleycats (I know up to 3 members)
Not enough info (2): Peter Pierce, Alan Reeves


WES MINSTER FIVE


Jon Hiseman was also a member of Wes Minster Five, but cannot find the details about the period. Help, please!:

WES MINSTER FIVE #?
?
Tony Reeves
bass
Dave Greenslade
keyboards
Zoot Money
keyboards
Clive Burrows
sax
Jon Hiseman
drums

Other info on members of Wes Minster Five (I know up to 7 members)
Old pages (1): Tony Reeves
To be covered (5): Clive Burrows, Dave Greenslade, Wes Minster, Zoot Money, Paul Williams


IAN BIRD QUINTET


Still in 1963, two original members of Ian Bird Quintet (John Mealing and Trevor Tomkins) left the band, so Paul Raymond and Jon Hiseman were recruited:

IAN BIRD QUINTET #2
1963
Ian Bird
sax
Tony Reeves
bass
Paul Raymond
keyboards
Clive Burrows
sax
Jon Hiseman
drums
New Jazz Orchestraê
New Jazz Orchestraê

Ian Bird left in 1964, followed by Burrows. So, Neil Ardley took over leadership of the group, that became Neil Ardley´s New Jazz Orchestra in 1964.

Other info on members of Ian Bird Quintet (I know up to 7 members)
Old pages (1): Tony Reeves
To be covered (4): Clive Burrows, John Mealing, Paul Raymond, Trevor Tomkins
Not enough info (1): Ian Bird


NEW JAZZ ORCHESTRA


The New Jazz Orchestra was formed in 1964, led by Neil Ardley. I cannot find proper info on the first lineups. Dave Gelly joined in 1964. Trevor Watts joined in 1965. And this was the superb edition of the New Jazz Orchestra in 1965:

NEW JAZZ ORCHESTRA #?
1965
êIan Bird Quintet
Neil Ardley
keyboards
Tony Reeves
bass
Mike Barrett
keyboards
Ian Carr
trumpet, flugelhorn
Tony Dudley
trumpet
Mike Phillipson
trumpet
Bob Leaper
trumpet
Les Carter
flute
Barbara Thompson
sax
Trevor Watts
sax
Dave Gelly
sax
Tom Harris
sax
Sebastian Freudenberg
sax
John Mumford
trombone
Paul Rutherford
trombone
Peter Harvey
trombone
Dick Hart
tuba
Mick Palmer
horns
êIan Bird Quintet
Jon Hiseman
drums

Other info on members of New Jazz Orchestra (I know up to 29 members)
Already covered (2): Harry Beckett, Dick Heckstall-Smith
Old pages (1): Tony Reeves
To be covered (16): Neil Ardley, Jack Bruce, Clive Burrows, Ian Carr, Dave Gelly, Mike Gibbs, Dave Greenslade, Lionel Grigson, Dick Hart, John Mumford, Don Rendell, Frank Ricotti, Paul Rutherford, Barbara Thompson, Trevor Tomkins, Trevor Watts
Not enough info (9): Mike Barrett, Les Carter, Tony Dudley, Sebastian Freudenberg, Tom Harris, Peter Harvey, Bob Leaper, Mick Palmer, Mike Phillipson


PETE LEMER GROUP


This was the Peter Lemer Group in May 1966:

PETE LEMER GROUP #?
1966
Pete Lemer
keyboards
Tony Reeves
bass
John Surman
sax
George Khan
sax
Jon Hiseman
drums

Other info on members of Pete Lemer Group (I know up to 9 members)
Old pages (1): Tony Reeves
To be covered (5): Terry Day, Johnny Dyani, George Khan, Pete Lemer, John Surman
Not enough info (2): Jack Goldschweig, Pepi Lemer


GRAHAM BOND BAND


Finally, Ginger Baker leaves, being replaced by a young Jon Hiseman:

GRAHAM BOND BAND #4
Summer 66-Autumn 66
Graham Bond
keyboards, sax
Mike Falana
trumpet
Jon Hiseman
drums

In Autumn 1966, Falana left.

Now, in Autumn 1966, The Graham Bond Organization has been reduced to a trio:

GRAHAM BOND BAND #5
Autumn 66-Summer 67
Graham Bond
keyboards, sax
Jon Hiseman
drums

They started recording an album, but it was finally shelved. In 1970, these recordings appeared inside the double album Solid Bond.

In summer 1967, they become a quartet again.

In 1966, Steve York started his close association with his friend Graham Bond, playing on and off with Graham along the next years, as we´re going to read. In 1966, Steve York played 2 gigs with this unusual and unknown lineup:

GRAHAM BOND BAND #?
1966
Graham Bond
keyboards, sax, vocals
Ray Russell
guitar
Jon Lee
trombone
Jon Hiseman
drums

Bob Weston played briefly with Graham Bond, but can´t confirm the period (maybe summer 1967?):

GRAHAM BOND BAND #?
?
Graham Bond
keyboards, sax, vocals
Bob Weston
guitar
Jon Hiseman
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

The Graham Bond Organization becomes a quartet again briefly in the summer of 1967.

GRAHAM BOND BAND #6
Summer 67
John Morshead
guitar
Graham Bond
keyboards, sax
Jon Hiseman
drums
Georgie Fame Bandê

But then, Jon Hiseman left, and the band changed almost completely.

Other info on members of Graham Bond Band (I know up to 41 members)
Already covered (6): Dick Heckstall-Smith, Joe Moretti, Ed Spevock, Rob Tait, Bob Weston, Steve York
Old pages (2): Alan Rushton, Ray Russell
To be covered (32): Keith Bailey, Ginger Baker, Keith Baker, Graham Bond, Pete Brown, Jack Bruce, Roger Bunn, Tom Duffy, Mike Falana, Derek Foley, Steve Gregory, DeLisle Harper, Brian Holloway, Dave Howard, Gaspar Lawal, Jon Lee, Philamore Lincoln, Peter Macbeth, Mamood, John McLaughlin, John Morshead, Paul Olsen, Carolanne Pegg, Terry Poole, Dave Sheen,... up to 32 musicians.


JOHN MAYALL BAND


New bassist, drummer and a new addition, so welcome to three great players:

JOHN MAYALL BAND #?
Apr 68-Jul 68
John Mayall
vocals, harmonica
Mick Taylor
guitar
Tony Reeves
bass
Henry Lowther
trumpet, violin
Colosseumê
Wynder K Frogê
Colosseumê
Jon Hiseman
drums
Colosseumê

They released Bare wires, recorded on April 1968. Another unreleased track, 'Knockers step forward' appear in the fantastic compilation of unreleased material Thru the years.

It's interesting to note that this lineup was the seed for a great band, Colosseum. Reeves, Heckstall-Smith and Hiseman went to form this band when Mayall changed the lineup. Only Mick Taylor remained with Mayall. This was July 1968.

Other info on members of John Mayall Band (I know up to 88 members)
Already covered (6): Andy Fraser, Davy Graham, Ric Grech, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Chris Mercer
Old pages (6): Rick Brown, Aynsley Dunbar, Peter Green, Jimmy McCulloch, Tony Reeves, Micky Waller
To be covered (75): Colin Allen, Johnny Almond, Rocky Athas, Ronnie Barron, Jack Bruce, Warren Bryant, Tom Canning, Eric Clapton, Fred Clark, Rick Cortes, Jay Davenport, Roger Dean, Alex Dmochowski, Tim Drummond, Terry Edmunds, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Mike Gardner, Victor Gaskin, John Gilbey, Don ´Sugarcane´ Harris, High Tide Harris, Martin Hart, Bobby Haynes, Red Holloway,... up to 75 musicians.


DAVE GELLY SEXTET


This was the Dave Gelly Sextet in May 1969:

DAVE GELLY SEXTET #?
1969
Dave Gelly
sax
Jack Bruce
bass
Howard Riley
keyboards
Barbara Thompson
sax
Frank Ricotti
percussion
Jon Hiseman
drums

Other info on members of Dave Gelly Sextet (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (5): Jack Bruce, Dave Gelly, Frank Ricotti, Howard Riley, Barbara Thompson


COLOSSEUM


It was September 1968, and this magnificent band was born:

COLOSSEUM #1
Sep 68-?
Jim Roche
guitar, vocals
Tony Reeves
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums

But Jimmy Roche didn't stay in the band for long.

Roche was replaced by another great guitarist, Jimmy Litherland:

COLOSSEUM #2
? - Sep 69
James Litherland
guitar, vocals
Tony Reeves
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums

They released two albums in 1969. The first one is Those who are about to die, it was produced by Gerry Bron and Tony Reeves, and recorded in the winter of 1968.

Their 2nd album is the superb Valentyne suite. It was recorded during Spring and Summer 1969.

This lineup appeared in the rock movie Super Session, featuring great and future stars, such as Led Zeppelin, Buddy Miles, Stephen Stills, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Juicy Lucy (with Chris Mercer and Glen Campbell) and jazz player Roland Kirk. The concerts were held during two days in March 1969.

But Jim Litherland left the band in September 1969.

Colosseum - from left to right: Dave Greenslade, Tony Reeves, Jon Hiseman, Dick Heckstall-Smith, James Litherland (I think)


The definitive replacement for the guitar duties comes in October 1969, Clem Clempson:

COLOSSEUM #3
Oct 69-Summer 70
êBakerloo
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Tony Reeves
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums

He even overdubbed the guitar parts for the American edition of Valentyne suite.

But this time, it was Tony Reeves who left the band before Summer 1970.

Bassist Tony Reeves had left the band before Summer 1970, and Louis Cennamo joins them:

COLOSSEUM #4
Summer 70-1970
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Louis Cennamo
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums

They played some big festivals (including Bath Festival in June 1970), but in the middle of recording their new studio album, Cennamo left. Anyway, he still appears in several tracks of Daughter of time.

Album cover of a strange compilation, oddly named Daughter of time


Two new, but experienced members arrive to the band:

COLOSSEUM #5
Sep 70-Oct 71
Chris Farlowe
vocals
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Mark Clarke
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums
Humble Pieê

Their music was jazz/rock, where every instrumentist played a very important role in their music, but with Clem's arrival, they had changed slightly into more rocking ways.

Daughter of time is a very strong album, including a live track, basically a drum solo, 'The time machine' (recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, July 1970). The CD edition includes one bonus track, the instrumental 'Jumping off the sun'. Apart from the band members (the bass parts were recorded by Louis Cennamo and Mark Clarke, depending on the tracks), there is a guest appearance by Barbara Thompson (flute, sax, vocals) who used to play with the band (she´s Jon Hiseman´s wife).

After this album, they abandoned their record label, Vertigo, switching to Bronze.

Next release was a double live album, Colosseum live, recorded in Manchester & Brighton, March 1971. Originally a 2LP, the CD release (only 1CD) even includes a bonus track, 'I can't live without you'. It's a very powerful album, with lenghty renditions of their own tracks, plus covers of Jack Bruce ('Rope ladder to the moon'), Graham Bond ('Walking in the park'), T-Bone Walker ('Stormy Monday blues'), etc.

They toured the States supporting Deep Purple in the summer of 1971.

Soon after, they broke, and their new label, Bronze, released a compilation, The Collectors Colosseum, with several unreleased cuts.

Colosseum live - from left to right: Jon Hiseman on drums, Clem Clempson, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Chris Farlowe



TEMPEST


Tempest was formed by Jon Hiseman after the first separation of Colosseum:

TEMPEST #1
Jun 72-1973
êJuicy Lucy
êSunship
Paul Williams
vocals
Mark Clarke
bass
Jon Hiseman
drums

But after their first album, Allan Holdsworth said he wanted to leave the band.

In order to substitute Allan Holdsworth, Jon Hiseman contacts the great Ollie Halsall to join Tempest:

TEMPEST #2
1973-Jun 73
Paul Williams
vocals
Ollie Halsall
guitar, keyboards
Mark Clarke
bass
Jon Hiseman
drums

Holdsworth was persuaded to remain some more in the band, now a quintet. But after a short time as a quintet, Williams left in June 1973.

Now Tempest are a quartet again without a lead vocalist, so Clarke and Halsall shared vocal duties:

TEMPEST #3
Jun 73-Jul 73
Ollie Halsall
guitar, keyboards, vocals
Mark Clarke
bass, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums

And finally, Holdsworth left in July 1973, and the band became a trio.

This was the last incarnation of Tempest, from August 1973 to Jan 1974:

TEMPEST #4
Aug 73-Jan 74
Ollie Halsall
guitar, keyboards, vocals
Mark Clarke
bass, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums

Other info on members of Tempest (I know up to 5 members)
Already covered (1): Allan Holdsworth
To be covered (3): Mark Clarke, Ollie Halsall, Paul Williams


COLOSSEUM II


In January 1975, Jon Hiseman started looking for people to form his new venture, Colosseum II (a sort of continuation of Colosseum under a different perspective. No sax, but still jazz-rock oriented). The guitarist in the band was Gary Moore, so he brought Graham Bell for the auditions. But he finally didn't join (Mike Starrs was the chosen singer). Although there were some different tentative initial lineups, the first official lineup is formed in May 1975:

COLOSSEUM II #1
May 75-Aug 76
Mike Starrs
vocals
Gary Moore
guitar, vocals
Neil Murray
bass
Don Airey
keyboards
Jon Hiseman
drums

After one album, Strange new flesh, in the summer of 1976, Starrs and Murray are fired at the suggestion of Bronze Records, who then dropped the band anyway.

In September 1976, they get a new bassist, John Mole, but they don't get a new singer, as Gary Moore will sing lead from now on:

COLOSSEUM II #1
Sep 76-Aug 78
Gary Moore
guitar, vocals
John Mole
bass
Don Airey
keyboards
Jon Hiseman
drums
Thin Lizzyê

They released two more albums along 1977: Electric savage and War dance. Superb albums, very intrincated. All the players are fantastic there, but I specially love the duels between Airey and Moore.

Electric savage was recorded in the winter of 76, after a week of live rehearsals. Don writes the tracks ´Am I´ and ´Intergalactic strut´. My favourite tracks are ´Put it this way´, ´Desperado´ and the superb ´Am I´.

In War dance, Don writes the tracks ´War dance´ and part of the suite ´Star maiden´.

In August 1978, Gary Moore leaves to join Thin Lizzy again.

Other info on members of Colosseum II (I know up to 7 members)
Already covered (1): Gary Moore
Old pages (2): Don Airey, Neil Murray
To be covered (3): Keith Airey, John Mole, Mike Starrs


THE UNITED JAZZ + ROCK ENSEMBLE (again)


This was a different edition of United Jazz + Rock Ensemble in January 1977:

THE UNITED JAZZ + ROCK ENSEMBLE #?
1977
Volker Kriegel
guitar
Eberhard Weber
bass
Wolfgang Dauner
keyboards
Ack Van Rooyen
trumpet
Ian Carr
flugelhorn
Charlie Mariano
sax
Barbara Thompson
sax, flute
Albert Mangelsdorff
trombone
Jon Hiseman
drums


PARAPHERNALIA


This was a different lineup for Paraphernalia:

PARAPHERNALIA #?
?
Barbara Thompson
sax
Roy Babbington
bass
Colin Dudman
keyboards
Jon Hiseman
drums

This was the lineup for Paraphernalia around July 1980:

PARAPHERNALIA #?
1980
Barbara Thompson
sax
Dill Katz
bass
Colin Dudman
keyboards
Jon Hiseman
drums


THE UNITED JAZZ + ROCK ENSEMBLE


This was United Jazz + Rock Ensemble in October 1981:

THE UNITED JAZZ + ROCK ENSEMBLE #?
1981
Volker Kriegel
guitar
Eberhard Weber
bass
Wolfgang Dauner
keyboards
Ack Van Rooyen
trumpet
Kenny Wheeler
trumpet
Ian Carr
flugelhorn
Charlie Mariano
sax
Barbara Thompson
sax, flute
Albert Mangelsdorff
trombone
Jon Hiseman
drums

They released a fantastic double live album.


PARAPHERNALIA (again)


This was another lineup for Paraphernalia in 1983:

PARAPHERNALIA #?
1983
Barbara Thompson
sax
Dill Katz
bass
Colin Dudman
keyboards
Tony Aldridge
violin
Jon Hiseman
drums


THE UNITED JAZZ + ROCK ENSEMBLE (again)


This was the personnel list for United Jazz + Rock Ensemble in June-July 1984:

THE UNITED JAZZ + ROCK ENSEMBLE #?
Volker Kriegel
guitar
Eberhard Weber
bass
Wolfgang Dauner
keyboards
Johannes Faber
trumpet
Ack Van Rooyen
trumpet
Ian Carr
flugelhorn
Charlie Mariano
sax
Barbara Thompson
sax, flute
Albert Mangelsdorff
trombone
Jon Hiseman
drums

This was a different edition of United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, with Peter O´Mara doubling on guitar along with Volker Kriegel:

THE UNITED JAZZ + ROCK ENSEMBLE #?
?
Volker Kriegel
guitar
Peter O´Mara
guitar
Dave King
bass
Wolfgang Dauner
keyboards
Ack Van Rooyen
trumpet
Kenny Wheeler
trumpet
Ian Carr
flugelhorn
Charlie Mariano
sax
Christof Lauer
sax
Barbara Thompson
sax, flute
Albert Mangelsdorff
trombone
Jon Hiseman
drums

Don´t know the period when this happened. Help, please!
Other info on members of The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble (I know up to 17 members)
To be covered (16): Ruediger Baldauf, Thorsten Benkenstein, Ian Carr, Tony Coe, Wolfgang Dauner, Johannes Faber, Dave King, Volker Kriegel, Christof Lauer, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Peter O´Mara, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen, Eberhard Weber, Kenny Wheeler


PARAPHERNALIA (again)


This was the lineup for Paraphernalia around 1985:

PARAPHERNALIA #?
1985
Barbara Thompson
sax
Dave Ball
bass
Steve Melling
keyboards
Rod Dorothy
violin
Jon Hiseman
drums

This was the lineup for Paraphernalia around November 1987:

PARAPHERNALIA #?
?
Barbara Thompson
sax
Paul Dunne
guitar
Phil Mulford
bass
Pete Lemer
keyboards
Jon Hiseman
drums

This was the lineup for Paraphernalia around June 1990:

PARAPHERNALIA #?
1990
Barbara Thompson
sax
Paul Dunne
guitar
Dave Ball
bass
Pete Lemer
keyboards
Jon Hiseman
drums


THE UNITED JAZZ + ROCK ENSEMBLE (again)


This was United Jazz + Rock Ensemble in 1991:

THE UNITED JAZZ + ROCK ENSEMBLE #?
1991
Volker Kriegel
guitar
Dave King
bass
Wolfgang Dauner
keyboards
Kenny Wheeler
trumpet
Ack Van Rooyen
trumpet
Ian Carr
flugelhorn
Charlie Mariano
sax
Barbara Thompson
sax, flute
Albert Mangelsdorff
trombone
Jon Hiseman
drums


COLOSSEUM (again)


Colosseum, 1994 (from left to right: Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson)


1994 was the year where an unexpected fact happens. As the Colosseum albums were being succesful in their new CD reissues, Jon Hiseman thinks it's time for Colosseum to live again, with their most famous lineup:

COLOSSEUM #6
1994-1995
Chris Farlowe
vocals
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Mark Clarke
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums

They made a 66 date European tour, and it was released a video and a live album, recorded in 1994, in Freiburg and Cologne, with all their classics including a new rendition of Jack Bruce's tune 'Theme for an imaginary western'. Absolutely brilliant!!! They're back with a vengeance!! These concerts are nothing else than a complete masterpiece. The video shows them in great shape, and I'm willing to say that, to me, Colosseum never sounded as fantastic as now! Everybody in the band performs a superb work.

THE UNITED JAZZ + ROCK ENSEMBLE (again)


This was United Jazz + Rock Ensemble in September 1996:

THE UNITED JAZZ + ROCK ENSEMBLE #?
1996
Volker Kriegel
guitar
Dave King
bass
Wolfgang Dauner
keyboards
Ack Van Rooyen
trumpet
Ian Carr
flugelhorn
Kenny Wheeler
trumpet
Christof Lauer
sax
Barbara Thompson
sax, flute
Albert Mangelsdorff
trombone
Jon Hiseman
drums


COLOSSEUM (again)


For those who thought they had reunited just for a few concerts, the surprise arrived in the shape of a new studio album. It was called Bread and circuses. They toured again, and the people who has written me giving me reviews of their concerts all agree about the superb quality of the shows.

COLOSSEUM #7
1997-Sep 99
Chris Farlowe
vocals
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Mark Clarke
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums


THE UNITED JAZZ + ROCK ENSEMBLE (again)


This was United Jazz + Rock Ensemble in January 1999:

THE UNITED JAZZ + ROCK ENSEMBLE #?
1999
Peter O´Mara
guitar
Dave King
bass
Wolfgang Dauner
keyboards
Ack Van Rooyen
trumpet
Thorsten Benkenstein
trumpet
Ian Carr
flugelhorn
Christof Lauer
sax
Barbara Thompson
sax, flute
Albert Mangelsdorff
trombone
Jon Hiseman
drums


COLOSSEUM (again)


In October 1999, as Chris Farlowe is busy touring as special guest for The Manfreds, the British concerts by Colosseum featured Paul Williams on vocals:

COLOSSEUM #8
Oct 99
Paul Williams
vocals
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Mark Clarke
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums

After the tour, Paul Williams came back to his gigs with his own bands.
Farlowe is back with the band and they start working on a new studio album.

COLOSSEUM #9
2003
Chris Farlowe
vocals
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Mark Clarke
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums

The album was finally released in 2003 under the title of Tomorrow´s blues. Fantastic one!
Colosseum - From left to right: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Chris Farlowe, Mark Clarke, Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman, Barbara Thompson, Clem Clempson


Dick Heckstall-Smith´s health starts weakening, and he's not able to tour with the band. Their help comes from the lovely Barbara Thompson, who, although in not good health herself, agrees to lend them a hand.

COLOSSEUM #10
2003-2004
Chris Farlowe
vocals
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Mark Clarke
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Barbara Thompson
sax
Jon Hiseman
drums
+
Dick Heckstall-Smith
sax - studio only

They toured extensively, mostly in Germany but also in England.
Sadly, Dick Heckstall-Smith dies on December 17th, 2004. The band carries on with Barbara Thompson now a full-time member:

COLOSSEUM #11
Dec 2004-?
Chris Farlowe
vocals
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Mark Clarke
bass
Dave Greenslade
organ, vocals
Barbara Thompson
sax
Jon Hiseman
drums


NUCLEUS


This was Nucleus in April 2002, with younger musicians as well as veteran ones:

NUCLEUS #?
Apr 02
Ian Carr
trumpet, flugelhorn
Mark Wood
guitar
Davide Mantovani
bass
Geoff Castle
keyboards
Phil Todd
sax
Jon Hiseman
drums

Other info on members of Nucleus (I know up to 45 members)
Already covered (3): Harry Beckett, Rob Burns, Allan Holdsworth
Old pages (2): Billy Kristian, Ray Russell
To be covered (39): Roy Babbington, Gordon Beck, Bob Bertles, Paul Carmichael, Ian Carr, Geoff Castle, Jeff Clyne, Tony Coe, Aureo De Souza, Chris Fletcher, Nic France, Bernie Holland, Joe Hubbard, Gary Husband, Karl Jenkins, Dill Katz, Tony Levin, Dave MacRae, Davide Mantovani, John Marshall, Ron Matthewson, Chucho Merchan, Jim Mullen, Jocelyn Pitchen, Tony Roberts,... up to 39 musicians.


KALEIDOSCOPE OF RAINBOWS


This was the personnel for Kaleidoscope Of Rainbows around April 2002:

KALEIDOSCOPE OF RAINBOWS #?
2002
Neil Ardley
keyboards
Mark Wood
guitar
Davide Mantovani
bass
Geoff Castle
keyboards
Alex Wilson
keyboards
Ian Carr
trumpet, flugelhorn
Tony Coe
sax
Phil Todd
sax
Peter Whyman
sax
Gay Byam-Grounds
horns
Billy Thompson
violin
Jon Hiseman
drums
Trevor Tomkins
drums

Other info on members of Kaleidoscope of Rainbows (I know up to 13 members)
To be covered (10): Neil Ardley, Ian Carr, Geoff Castle, Tony Coe, Davide Mantovani, Billy Thompson, Phil Todd, Trevor Tomkins, Peter Whyman, Mark Wood
Not enough info (2): Gay Byam-Grounds, Alex Wilson


THE UNITED JAZZ + ROCK ENSEMBLE (again)


This was United Jazz + Rock Ensemble in 2002:

THE UNITED JAZZ + ROCK ENSEMBLE #?
2002
Volker Kriegel
guitar
Dave King
bass
Wolfgang Dauner
keyboards
Ack Van Rooyen
trumpet
Ian Carr
flugelhorn
Ruediger Baldauf
trumpet
Christof Lauer
sax
Barbara Thompson
sax, flute
Albert Mangelsdorff
trombone
Jon Hiseman
drums


PARAPHERNALIA (again)


This was the lineup for Paraphernalia around 2005:

PARAPHERNALIA #?
2005
Barbara Thompson
sax
Dave Ball
bass
Pete Lemer
keyboards
Billy Thompson
violin
Jon Hiseman
drums

Other info on members of Paraphernalia (I know up to 21 members)
To be covered (20): Tony Aldridge, Laurie Allan, Roy Babbington, Dave Ball, Steve Cooke, Rod Dorothy, Colin Dudman, Paul Dunne, Harold Fisher, Ian Hamer, Peter Hartley, Gary Husband, Dill Katz, Pete Lemer, Malcolm MacFarlane, Steve Melling, Phil Mulford, Barbara Thompson, Billy Thompson, Paul Westwood


JCM


I was so happy when I saw announced that Jon Hiseman had formed a new band, a power trio with his mates Clem Clempson and Mark Clarke. The band was called JCM:

JCM #1
Apr 18-Jun 18
Clem Clempson
guitar, vocals
Mark Clarke
bass, vocals
Jon Hiseman
drums

They released their first album, Heroes, and announced their tour, but it had to be cancelled when Jon was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Other info on members of JCM (I know up to 3 members)
Old pages (1): Clem Clempson
To be covered (1): Mark Clarke

Jon passed away on June 12nd, 2018 due to complications after his brain surgery.

I´m just shocked to know about Jon Hiseman´s death. Apart from being a huge fan of his playing, loving all his bands (Colosseum, Colosseum II, Tempest, The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, and recently JCM), he was also a great person. Keef Hartley once told me how Jon had been helping him in regaining his rights about the Keef Hartley Band albums released. Then, Jon was so kind to answer me quickly when I wrote him in 2011, asking for some comments as a tribute to his great friend Keef Hartley. He not only sent me his tribute, also sent me Barbara´s tribute too. I felt so happy when Colosseum reunited in 1994. I´ll miss him a lot but we still have all his albums. Thanks for such a magnificent contribution to music, Jon! My condolences and best wishes to his wife, the wonderful Barbara Thompson, and their daughter, singer Ana Gracey.

   23 BANDS (WITH 83 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
The Alleycats   
Other info on members of The Alleycats (I know up to 3 members)
Not enough info (2):Peter Pierce, Alan Reeves
Ian Bird Quintet   
Other info on members of Ian Bird Quintet (I know up to 7 members)
Old pages (1):Tony Reeves
To be covered (4):Clive Burrows, John Mealing, Paul Raymond, Trevor Tomkins
Not enough info (1):Ian Bird
Graham Bond Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • You´ve gotta have love babe / I love you (SINGLE) - Graham Bond Organisation (February 1967)

  • Solid Bond - Graham Bond (1970)

    • Members: Ginger Baker, John McLaughlin (RIP: Graham Bond + Jack Bruce, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman)
    • Comments: Double album comprising live recordings from 1963 as well as studio recordings that had remained unreleased until 1970.
    Other info on members of Graham Bond Band (I know up to 41 members)
    Already covered (6):Dick Heckstall-Smith, Joe Moretti, Ed Spevock, Rob Tait, Bob Weston, Steve York
    Old pages (2):Alan Rushton, Ray Russell
    To be covered (32):Keith Bailey, Ginger Baker, Keith Baker, Graham Bond, Pete Brown, Jack Bruce, Roger Bunn, Tom Duffy, Mike Falana, Derek Foley, Steve Gregory, DeLisle Harper, Brian Holloway, Dave Howard, Gaspar Lawal, Jon Lee, Philamore Lincoln, Peter Macbeth, Mamood, John McLaughlin, John Morshead, Paul Olsen, Carolanne Pegg, Terry Poole, Dave Sheen,... up to 32 musicians.
    Jack Bruce Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Songs for a tailor - Jack Bruce (1969)

  • Things we like - Jack Bruce (1970)

    • Members: (RIP: Jack Bruce + Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman)
    • Guests: John McLaughlin
    • Comments: Mostly a trio project between Jack Bruce, Dick Heckstall-Smith and Jon Hiseman, with John McLaughlin added in some tracks. The CD reissue from 2003 contains 1 bonus track.
  • Spirit - live at the BBC 1971-1978 - Jack Bruce (2008) (LIVE)

  • 3 COMPILATIONS:
  • At his best - Jack Bruce (1972)

    • Members: John Marshall, Chris Spedding, Art Themen (RIP: Jack Bruce + Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman)
    • Guests: Pete Brown, Henry Lowther + John Mumford (RIP: Harry Beckett)
    • Producer: (RIP: Felix Pappalardi)
    • Comments: Compilation including songs from the albums Songs for a tailor, Things we like and Harmony row.
  • Willpower: a twenty-year retrospective - Jack Bruce (1989)

    • Members: Ginger Baker, Hugh Burns, Clem Clempson, Stuart Elliott, Tony Hymas, John Marshall, Simon Phillips, Chris Spedding, Art Themen (RIP: Jack Bruce + Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman)
    • Guests: Eric Clapton + Jim Gordon, Steve Hunter, Jim Keltner, Henry Lowther, Maggie Reilly (RIP: Harry Beckett, George Harrison, Felix Pappalardi + Gene Page)
    • Producer: Bill Halverson, Bill Levenson (RIP: Andy Johns, Barry White)
    • Technical: Adrian Barber, Greg Calbi, Dennis Mackay (RIP: Tom Dowd)
    • Comments: The compilation Willpower: a twenty-year retrospective also has some unreleased tracks. A great collection of musicians in it: to remark, especially the reunion with his old mates in Cream Eric Clapton & Ginger Baker.
  • Can you follow? - Jack Bruce (June 2008)

    • Members: Robby Ameen, Ginger Baker, Carla Bley, Hugh Burns, Eric Clapton, Clem Clempson, Billy Cobham, Gary ´Mudbone´ Cooper, Stuart Elliott, Hughie Flint, Richie Flores, Bob Hall, Horacio ´El Negro´ Hernandez, Mike Hugg, Gary Husband, Tony Hymas, Ronnie Jones, Corky Laing, Ronnie Leahy, Bill Lordan, Manfred Mann, John Marshall, John Mayall, Tom McGuinness, John McLaughlin, Mark Nauseef, Simon Phillips, Vernon Reid, David Sancious, Hal Singer, Colin Smith, Chris Spedding, Dave Stevens, Mick Taylor, Art Themen, Alfredo Triff, Robin Trower, Charlie Watts, Leslie West, Bernie Worrell (RIP: Jack Bruce + Graham Bond, Milton Cardona, Cyril Davies, Ted Dunbar, Bruce Gary, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Alexis Korner, Gary Moore, Johnny Parker, John Stevens, Tony Williams)
    • Guests: Vivian Campbell, Lyn Dobson, Jim Gordon, George Green, Trilok Gurtu, Steve Hunter, Zakir Hussain, Paul Jones, Steve Jordan, Jim Keltner, Henry Lowther, John Mumford, John Picard, Maggie Reilly, Jimmy Ripp, Warren Smith, Don Weller, Steve Winwood, Pete York (RIP: Harry Beckett, Allan Holdsworth + Don Alias, George Harrison, Duffy Power, Don Rendell, Larry Young, Frank Zappa)
    • Producer: Joe Boyd, Bill Halverson, Dennis Mackay (RIP: Andy Johns, Monte Kay, Jack Lewis, Felix Pappalardi, Dick Rowe, Ian ´Stu´ Stewart, Robert Stigwood)
    • Technical: Paschal Byrne
    • Comments: A gigantic 6CD compilation, comprising tracks from most of Jack´s bands: Alexis Korner´s Blues Incorporated, Graham Bond Organization, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Manfred Mann, Cream, Tony Williams´ Lifetime, West Bruce & Laing, Rocket 88, BBM, Robin Trower and even some track with Frank Zappa. As well, of course, his own solo recordings.
    Other info on members of Jack Bruce Band (I know up to 65 members)
    Already covered (2):Dick Heckstall-Smith, Gary Moore
    Old pages (1):Clem Clempson
    To be covered (61):Robby Ameen, Dave Bainbridge, Ginger Baker, Kofi Baker, Frank Beaker, Norman Beaker, Cindy Blackman, Carla Bley, Graham Bond, David Bravo, Jack Bruce, Jonas Bruce, Malcolm Bruce, Hugh Burns, Milton Cardona, Billy Cobham, Nick Cohen, Gary ´Mudbone´ Cooper, Larry Coryell, Martin Dale, Stuart Elliott, Anton Fier, Paul Fisher, Richie Flores, Tim Franks,... up to 61 musicians.
    Colosseum II  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Strange new flesh - Colosseum II (1976)

    • Members: Don Airey, Neil Murray, Mike Starrs (RIP: Jon Hiseman, Gary Moore)
    • Comments: CD reissue from 2005 is an expanded 2CD, with 13 bonus tracks, some of them live.
  • Wardance - Colosseum II (1977)

  • Electric savage - Colosseum II (1977)

  • Other info on members of Colosseum II (I know up to 7 members)
    Already covered (1):Gary Moore
    Old pages (2):Don Airey, Neil Murray
    To be covered (3):Keith Airey, John Mole, Mike Starrs
    Colosseum  11 RECORDINGS:
  • Valentyne suite - Colosseum (1969)

  • Those who are about to die salute you - Colosseum (1969)

  • Daughter of time - Colosseum (1970)

    • Members: Louis Cennamo, Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Barbara Thompson (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman)
    • Guests: (RIP: Neil Ardley, Harry Beckett, Derek Wadsworth + Jack Rothstein)
    • Producer: (RIP: Gerry Bron)
    • Technical: Simon Heyworth, Roger Wake
  • Live - Colosseum (1971)

    • Members: Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman)
    • Producer: (RIP: Gerry Bron)
    • Comments: Originally a 2LP, the CD reissue only contains 1CD.
  • Nightriding Colosseum - Colosseum (1990)

  • Colosseum lives - The reunion concerts 1994 - Colosseum (1995) (LIVE)

  • Bread & circuses - Colosseum (January 1998)

    • Members: Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Barbara Thompson (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman)
    • Guests: Snake Davis, Dave O´Higgins
    • Producer: Steve Chase
  • Tomorrow´s blues - Colosseum (2003)

    • Members: Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman)
    • Guests: Simon Gardner, Steve Sidwell, Chris White
  • Colosseum lives - the complete reunion concert Cologne 1994 - Colosseum (February 2003) (LIVE)

  • Theme for a reunion - Colosseum (June 2007) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
  • Live05 - Colosseum (2010) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Barbara Thompson (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Technical: Miles Ashton
    7 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Grass is greener - Colosseum (1970)

  • The Collectors Colosseum - Colosseum (1971)

  • Pop chronik - Colosseum (1975)

  • Epitaph - Colosseum (1986)

  • Anthology - Colosseum (August 2002)

  • An Introduction to Colosseum - Colosseum (May 2004)

  • Morituri te salutant - Colosseum (2009)

    • Members: Don Airey, Louis Cennamo, Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, James Litherland, Neil Murray, Tony Reeves, Jim Roche, Barbara Thompson, Paul Williams (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Gary Moore)
    • Guests: Henry Lowther, Rob Tait (RIP: Neil Ardley, Harry Beckett + Jack Rothstein, Derek Wadsworth)
    • Producer: (RIP: Gerry Bron)
    • Technical: Tom Newman
    • Comments: 4CD boxset with many unreleased and live tracks covering the Colosseum career, also including 1 track by Dick Heckstall-Smith (featuring Rob Tait) and 1 track by Colosseum II (featuring Gary Moore, Neil Murray and Don Airey).
    Other info on members of Colosseum (I know up to 13 members)
    Already covered (1):Dick Heckstall-Smith
    Old pages (2):Clem Clempson, Tony Reeves
    To be covered (9):Louis Cennamo, Mark Clarke, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, James Litherland, Malcolm Poole, Jim Roche, Barbara Thompson, Paul Williams
    Georgie Fame Band   
    Other info on members of Georgie Fame Band (I know up to 70 members)
    Already covered (8):Speedy Acquaye, Cliff Barton, Harry Beckett, Bill Eyden, Tex Makins, Joe Moretti, Big Jim Sullivan, Ray Warleigh
    Old pages (4):Rick Brown, Ray Minhinnett, Ray Russell, Micky Waller
    To be covered (50):Colin Allen, Harvey Burns, Clive Burrows, Tony Cahill, Herb Cannon, Peter Coe, Elton Dean, Lyn Dobson, Geoff Dunn, Mick Eve, Georgie Fame, Hughie Flint, Tommy Frost, Geoff Gascoyne, Mike Gorman, Colin Green, Bernie Holland, Glenn Hughes, Ronnie Johnson, Col Loughnan, Henry Lowther, Greg Lyon, John Marshall, Ron Matthewson, John McLaughlin,... up to 50 musicians.
    Not enough info (7):Dave Coulton, Charlie Gould, Bob Johnson, Steve Murphy, Willie Qua, Keith Stirling, Dave Wilkes
    Dave Gelly Sextet   
    Other info on members of Dave Gelly Sextet (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (5):Jack Bruce, Dave Gelly, Frank Ricotti, Howard Riley, Barbara Thompson
    Greenslade   
    Other info on members of Greenslade (I know up to 10 members)
    Old pages (1):Tony Reeves
    To be covered (8):Martin Briley, James Gambold, Dave Greenslade, Dave Lawson, Andy McCulloch, Simon Phillips, John Trotter, John Young
    Jon Hiseman Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Night in the sun - Jon Hiseman (1982)

    • Members: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Guests: (RIP: Robson Jorge)
    • Producer: Barbara Thompson
  • About time too! - Jon Hiseman (1986) (LIVE)

    • Members: Dave Ball, Wolfgang Dauner, Rod Dorothy, Steve Melling, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen, Eberhard Weber (RIP: Jon Hiseman + Ian Carr, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Kenny Wheeler)
    • Comments: Album comprising 4 drum solos, taken from live performances held in 1985 with Barbara Thompson´s Paraphernalia or with United Jazz+Rock Ensemble. CD edition has 1 additional track (up to 5).
    JCM  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Heroes - JCM (April 2018)

    • Members: Mark Clarke, Clem Clempson (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Comments: CD edition contains 2 bonus tracks not available in the vinyl version.
    Other info on members of JCM (I know up to 3 members)
    Old pages (1):Clem Clempson
    To be covered (1):Mark Clarke
    Kaleidoscope of Rainbows   
    Other info on members of Kaleidoscope of Rainbows (I know up to 13 members)
    To be covered (10):Neil Ardley, Ian Carr, Geoff Castle, Tony Coe, Davide Mantovani, Billy Thompson, Phil Todd, Trevor Tomkins, Peter Whyman, Mark Wood
    Not enough info (2):Gay Byam-Grounds, Alex Wilson
    Pete Lemer Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Local colour - Peter Lemer Quintet (1966)

    • Members: George Khan, Pete Lemer, Tony Reeves, John Surman (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Technical: Eddie Kramer
    • Comments: Recorded in 1966.
    Other info on members of Pete Lemer Group (I know up to 9 members)
    Old pages (1):Tony Reeves
    To be covered (5):Terry Day, Johnny Dyani, George Khan, Pete Lemer, John Surman
    Not enough info (2):Jack Goldschweig, Pepi Lemer
    John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers   
    Other info on members of John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers (I know up to 26 members)
    Already covered (3):Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Chris Mercer
    Old pages (4):Aynsley Dunbar, Peter Green, Tony Reeves, Micky Waller
    To be covered (18):Colin Allen, Johnny Almond, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Roger Dean, Alex Dmochowski, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Martin Hart, Jeff Krivett, Henry Lowther, Jon Mark, John Mayall, John McVie, Mick Taylor, Keith Tillman, Bernie Watson, Paul Williams
    John Mayall Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Bare wires - John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers (June 1968)

  • Thru the years - John Mayall (1971)

    • Members: John Mayall + Aynsley Dunbar, Hughie Flint, Peter Green, Martin Hart, Henry Lowther, John McVie, Chris Mercer, Tony Reeves, Mick Taylor, Bernie Watson, Paul Williams (RIP: Roger Dean, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman)
    • Producer: Mike Vernon
    • Technical: Bill Price, Derek Varnals (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
    • Comments: Thru the years (originally a 2LP, including the complete Looking back LP inside), now it has been released as a 1CD, with just the tracks not yet included in Looking back. It comprises 14 tracks, none of them ever available on an album. Some musicians featured: Hughie Flint (2 tracks), Keef Hartley (1 track), Aynsley Dunbar (7 tracks), Chris Mercer (x tracks), Roger Dean. Noted appearances: Peter Green (8 songs, some of them just superb!), Mick Taylor (3 tracks), and several of the musicians who later formed Colosseum: Jon Hiseman, Tony Reeves and Dick Heckstall Smith.
    • My opinion: My opinion about those two rarities album is that they have a very good quality. I love them!!
  • Primal solos - John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers (1977) (LIVE)

    • Members: John Mayall + Colin Allen, Eric Clapton, Hughie Flint, Henry Lowther, Chris Mercer, Tony Reeves, Mick Taylor, Steven Thompson (RIP: Jack Bruce, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman)
    • Comments: Primal solos contains live tracks dating from April 1966 (5 tracks with Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Hughie Flint), May 1968 (2 tracks with Mick Taylor, Tony Reeves, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Chris Mercer, Henry Lowther, Jon Hiseman) and December 1968 (1 track with Mick Taylor, Steven Thompson, Colin Allen).
    4 COMPILATIONS:
  • Down the line - John Mayall (1972)

    • Members: John Mayall + Colin Allen, Eric Clapton, Aynsley Dunbar, Hughie Flint, Peter Green, Rip Kant, John McVie, Chris Mercer, Tony Reeves, Nigel Stanger, Mick Taylor, Steven Thompson (RIP: Johnny Almond, Jack Bruce, Roger Dean, Keef Hartley, Jon Hiseman)
    • Guests: Alan Skidmore (RIP: Ray Warleigh)
    • Producer: Mike Vernon (RIP: Tony Clarke)
    • Technical: Derek Varnals (RIP: Gus Dudgeon, Terry Johnson)
    • Comments: 2LP compilation including the whole first live album.
  • London blues 1964-1969 - John Mayall (October 1992)

    • Members: John Mayall + Colin Allen, Eric Clapton, Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Peter Green, Martin Hart, Rip Kant, Henry Lowther, John McVie, Chris Mercer, Tony Reeves, Mick Taylor, Bernie Watson, Paul Williams (RIP: Johnny Almond, Roger Dean, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman)
    • Guests: Nick Newell, Alan Skidmore (RIP: Paul Butterfield, Ray Warleigh)
    • Producer: Bill Levenson, Jimmy Page, Mike Vernon
    • Technical: Joseph M Palmaccio
  • The Best of John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers - As it all began 64-69 - John Mayall (1997)

    • Members: John Mayall + Colin Allen, Eric Clapton, Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Peter Green, Martin Hart, Rip Kant, Henry Lowther, John McVie, Chris Mercer, Tony Reeves, Mick Taylor, Steven Thompson, Bernie Watson, Paul Williams (RIP: Johnny Almond, Roger Dean, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman)
    • Guests: Nick Newell (RIP: Paul Butterfield)
    • Producer: Mike Vernon
    • Technical: Jon Astley
    • Comments: In 1997, it has been released the compilation The best of John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers - As it all began 64-69. It has been digitally remastered, and includes Mayall's comments on every track, from an interview. In my own opinion, the selection is quite good, and includes some songs not available on albums. Keef Hartley plays in 5 tracks: ´Broken wings´ (from The blues alone), ´The death of J.B. Lenoir´ (from Crusade), ´Me and my woman´ (also from Crusade), ´Suspicions (part one)´ (from Thru the years), and ´Picture on the wall´ (from Looking back).
  • So many roads - an anthology 1964-1974 - John Mayall (2010)

    • Members: John Mayall + Colin Allen, Eric Clapton, Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Peter Green, High Tide Harris, Martin Hart, Fred Jackson, Rip Kant, Henry Lowther, Harvey Mandel, Jon Mark, Jerry McGee, John McVie, Chris Mercer, Charles Owens, Tony Reeves, Randy Resnick, Soko Richardson, Ron Selico, Nigel Stanger, Larry Taylor, Mick Taylor, Steven Thompson, Bernie Watson, Ernie Watts, Paul Williams (RIP: Johnny Almond, Jack Bruce, Roger Dean, Victor Gaskin, Don ´Sugarcane´ Harris, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Red Holloway, Paul Lagos, Blue Mitchell, Freddy Robinson, Clifford Solomon)
    • Guests: Nick Newell, Alan Skidmore, Steve Winwood (RIP: Paul Butterfield)
    • Producer: Jimmy Page, Mike Vernon (RIP: Tom Wilson)
    • Technical: Paschal Byrne
    • Comments: 4CD boxset with many of the classic songs by the golden periods of John Mayall.
    Other info on members of John Mayall Band (I know up to 88 members)
    Already covered (6):Andy Fraser, Davy Graham, Ric Grech, Keef Hartley, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Chris Mercer
    Old pages (6):Rick Brown, Aynsley Dunbar, Peter Green, Jimmy McCulloch, Tony Reeves, Micky Waller
    To be covered (75):Colin Allen, Johnny Almond, Rocky Athas, Ronnie Barron, Jack Bruce, Warren Bryant, Tom Canning, Eric Clapton, Fred Clark, Rick Cortes, Jay Davenport, Roger Dean, Alex Dmochowski, Tim Drummond, Terry Edmunds, Mick Fleetwood, Hughie Flint, Mike Gardner, Victor Gaskin, John Gilbey, Don ´Sugarcane´ Harris, High Tide Harris, Martin Hart, Bobby Haynes, Red Holloway,... up to 75 musicians.
    Wes Minster Five   
    Other info on members of Wes Minster Five (I know up to 7 members)
    Old pages (1):Tony Reeves
    To be covered (5):Clive Burrows, Dave Greenslade, Wes Minster, Zoot Money, Paul Williams
    New Jazz Orchestra  6 RECORDINGS:
  • Western reunion - London 1965 - The New Jazz Orchestra (1965)

    • Members: Dave Gelly, Lionel Grigson, Dick Hart, John Mumford, Tony Reeves, Barbara Thompson, Trevor Watts (RIP: Neil Ardley, Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Paul Rutherford)
  • Western Union - Neil Ardley (1965)

    • Members: Dave Gelly, Dick Hart, John Mumford, Tony Reeves, Trevor Watts (RIP: Neil Ardley + Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Paul Rutherford)
    • Guests: Shakin´ Stevens
  • Le Dejeuner sur l´herbe - New Jazz Orchestra (1968)

  • Symphony of Amaranths - Neil Ardley (1972)

  • Mike Taylor remembered - Neil Ardley (September 2007)

    • Members: Dave Gelly, Barbara Thompson (RIP: Neil Ardley + Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman)
    • Guests: Greg Bowen, Alan Branscombe, Bob Efford, Tony Fisher, David Horler, Chris Laurence, Pete Lemer, Henry Lowther, Chris Pyne, Stan Sulzmann, Norma Winstone (RIP: Ray Premru, Ray Warleigh)
    • Comments: Recorded in June 1973, it remained unreleased until 2007.
  • Camden ´70 - Neil Ardley´s New Jazz Orchestra (July 2008) (LIVE)

    • Members: Dave Gelly, Mike Gibbs, Dave Greenslade, Dick Hart, Tony Reeves, Barbara Thompson (RIP: Neil Ardley + Harry Beckett, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman)
    • Guests: Clem Clempson + Nigel Carter, Mike Davis, Henry Lowther (RIP: Derek Wadsworth)
    • Comments: Recorded live in May 1970, when the New Jazz Orchestra was touring supporting Colosseum. That´s why the complete Colosseum lineup (including Clem Clempson and Dave Greenslade) appear here.
    Other info on members of New Jazz Orchestra (I know up to 29 members)
    Already covered (2):Harry Beckett, Dick Heckstall-Smith
    Old pages (1):Tony Reeves
    To be covered (16):Neil Ardley, Jack Bruce, Clive Burrows, Ian Carr, Dave Gelly, Mike Gibbs, Dave Greenslade, Lionel Grigson, Dick Hart, John Mumford, Don Rendell, Frank Ricotti, Paul Rutherford, Barbara Thompson, Trevor Tomkins, Trevor Watts
    Not enough info (9):Mike Barrett, Les Carter, Tony Dudley, Sebastian Freudenberg, Tom Harris, Peter Harvey, Bob Leaper, Mick Palmer, Mike Phillipson
    Nucleus  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Alley cat - Nucleus (1975)

    • Members: Bob Bertles, Geoff Castle, Roger Sellers, Ken Shaw, Roger Sutton, Trevor Tomkins (RIP: Ian Carr)
    • Producer: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
  • Snakehips etcetera - Nucleus (1975)

    • Members: Bob Bertles, Geoff Castle, Roger Sellers, Ken Shaw, Roger Sutton (RIP: Ian Carr)
    • Producer: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
  • Old heartland - Ian Carr & Nucleus (1988)

    • Members: Geoff Castle, Dill Katz, John Marshall, Phil Todd, Mark Wood (RIP: Ian Carr)
    • Guests: Steve Berry, Mo Foster
    • Producer: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    Other info on members of Nucleus (I know up to 45 members)
    Already covered (3):Harry Beckett, Rob Burns, Allan Holdsworth
    Old pages (2):Billy Kristian, Ray Russell
    To be covered (39):Roy Babbington, Gordon Beck, Bob Bertles, Paul Carmichael, Ian Carr, Geoff Castle, Jeff Clyne, Tony Coe, Aureo De Souza, Chris Fletcher, Nic France, Bernie Holland, Joe Hubbard, Gary Husband, Karl Jenkins, Dill Katz, Tony Levin, Dave MacRae, Davide Mantovani, John Marshall, Ron Matthewson, Chucho Merchan, Jim Mullen, Jocelyn Pitchen, Tony Roberts,... up to 39 musicians.
    Paraphernalia  16 RECORDINGS:
  • Wilde tales - Barbara Thompson´s Paraphernalia (1979)

    • Members: Barbara Thompson + Colin Dudman, Dill Katz (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1979.
  • Live in concert - Barbara Thompson´s Paraphernalia (1980) (LIVE)

    • Members: Barbara Thompson + Colin Dudman, Dill Katz (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
  • Ghosts - Barbara Thompson & Rod Argent (1981)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Barbara Thompson
    • Guests: Keith Airey + Robin Jones (RIP: John Mole)
    • Producer: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
  • Mother Earth - Barbara Thompson (1982)

    • Members: Barbara Thompson + Colin Dudman, Dill Katz
    • Producer: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
  • Pure fantasy - Barbara Thompson´s Paraphernalia (1984)

    • Members: Barbara Thompson + Dave Ball, Rod Dorothy
    • Producer: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
  • Shadowshow - Barbara Thompson & Rod Argent (1985)

    • Members: Rod Argent, Barbara Thompson
    • Guests: Clem Clempson, Gary Kettel, David Sancious (RIP: John Mole)
    • Producer: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Comments: Rod was (still is) the leader in The Zombies. Later, he formed the group Argent. Then, after the separation, he gained fame as a producer. He also owns a musical shop, and from time to time he releases some new album. This one was recorded in 1983 with great players.
  • Heavenly bodies - Barbara Thompson (1986)

    • Members: Barbara Thompson + Dave Ball, Rod Dorothy, Paul Dunne, Pete Lemer, Steve Melling
    • Guests: Guy Barker, Stuart Brooks, Bill Geldard, Patrick Halling, Andy Pask, John Thirkell, Robin Williams (RIP: Tony Harris)
    • Producer: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Comments: Recorded in August 1986.
  • A Cry from the heart - Barbara Thompson´s Paraphernalia (1988) (LIVE)

    • Members: Barbara Thompson + Paul Dunne, Pete Lemer, Phil Mulford (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Comments: 2LP (or 1CD) recorded live in November 1987.
  • Songs from the centre of the Earth - Barbara Thompson (1991)

    • Members: Barbara Thompson
    • Producer: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Comments: Recorded in August 1990.
  • Everlasting flame - Barbara Thompson´s Paraphernalia (1993)

    • Members: Barbara Thompson + Pete Lemer, Malcolm MacFarlane, Paul Westwood
    • Guests: Hossam Ramzy
    • Producer: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
  • Breathless - Barbara Thompson´s Paraphernalia (1993)

    • Members: Barbara Thompson + Pete Lemer, Malcolm MacFarlane, Phil Mulford (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Guests: Frank Holder, Noel Langley, Hossam Ramzy, Ashley Slater
    • Technical: Miles Ashton
  • Barbara´s song - Barbara Thompson & The Medici Quartet (1995)

  • Lady saxophone - Barbara Thompson´s Paraphernalia (1996)

    • Members: Barbara Thompson + Pete Lemer, Paul Westwood
    • Producer: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
  • Shifting sands - Barbara Thompson´s Paraphernalia (1998)

    • Members: Barbara Thompson + Pete Lemer, Billy Thompson, Paul Westwood
    • Producer: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
  • Thompson´s tangos - Barbara Thompson & Paraphernalia (2000)

    • Members: Barbara Thompson + Dave Ball, Pete Lemer, Billy Thompson
    • Producer: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
  • In the eye of a storm - Barbara Thompson And Friends (September 2003)

    • Members: Barbara Thompson + Dave Ball, Pete Lemer, Phil Mulford, Billy Thompson, Paul Westwood
    • Guests: Clem Clempson (RIP: John Mole)
    • Producer: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Technical: Miles Ashton
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Barbara Thompson´s Special Edition - Barbara Thompson (1987)

    • Members: Barbara Thompson + Dave Ball, Rod Dorothy, Colin Dudman, Dill Katz, Steve Melling (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Guests: Clem Clempson + Rod Argent, Gary Kettel (RIP: John Mole)
    • Comments: Compilation with 3 unreleased live tracks recorded in 1985.
    Other info on members of Paraphernalia (I know up to 21 members)
    To be covered (20):Tony Aldridge, Laurie Allan, Roy Babbington, Dave Ball, Steve Cooke, Rod Dorothy, Colin Dudman, Paul Dunne, Harold Fisher, Ian Hamer, Peter Hartley, Gary Husband, Dill Katz, Pete Lemer, Malcolm MacFarlane, Steve Melling, Phil Mulford, Barbara Thompson, Billy Thompson, Paul Westwood
    Tempest  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Tempest - Tempest (1973)

  • Living in fear - Tempest (March 1974)

  • Other info on members of Tempest (I know up to 5 members)
    Already covered (1):Allan Holdsworth
    To be covered (3):Mark Clarke, Ollie Halsall, Paul Williams
    The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble  11 RECORDINGS:
  • Teamwork - The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble (1978)

    • Members: Wolfgang Dauner, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen, Eberhard Weber (RIP: Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano)
    • Comments: Recorded in January 1978.
  • Live im Schutzenhaus - The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble (1978) (LIVE)

    • Members: Wolfgang Dauner, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen, Eberhard Weber (RIP: Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano)
  • The Break even point - The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble (1979)

    • Members: Wolfgang Dauner, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen, Eberhard Weber (RIP: Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Kenny Wheeler)
    • Comments: Recorded in April 1979.
  • Live in Berlin - The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble (1981) (LIVE)

    • Members: Wolfgang Dauner, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen, Eberhard Weber (RIP: Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Kenny Wheeler)
  • United live opus sechs - The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble (1984) (LIVE)

    • Members: Wolfgang Dauner, Johannes Faber, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen, Eberhard Weber (RIP: Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano)
  • Round seven - United Jazz + Rock Ensemble (1987)

    • Members: Wolfgang Dauner, Johannes Faber, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen, Eberhard Weber (RIP: Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano)
  • Na endlich! - United Jazz + Rock Ensemble (1992) (LIVE)

    • Members: Wolfgang Dauner, Dave King, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen (RIP: Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Kenny Wheeler)
  • Die neunte von united - United Jazz + Rock Ensemble (1997) (LIVE)

    • Members: Wolfgang Dauner, Dave King, Christof Lauer, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen (RIP: Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Kenny Wheeler)
  • X - United Jazz + Rock Ensemble (1999) (LIVE)

    • Members: Thorsten Benkenstein, Wolfgang Dauner, Dave King, Christof Lauer, Peter O´Mara, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen (RIP: Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Albert Mangelsdorff)
  • Highlight I + Highlights II - United Jazz + Rock Ensemble ( - )

    • Members: Wolfgang Dauner, Dave King, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen, Eberhard Weber (RIP: Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Kenny Wheeler)
  • Highlights - The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble ( - )

    • Members: Wolfgang Dauner, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen, Eberhard Weber (RIP: Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano)
    4 COMPILATIONS:
  • Zwischenbilanz - Das Beste Aus Den Jahren 1977-1981 - The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble (1982)

    • Members: Wolfgang Dauner, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen, Eberhard Weber (RIP: Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Kenny Wheeler)
  • Plays Wolfgang Dauner - The United Jazz And Rock Ensemble (2001)

    • Members: Wolfgang Dauner, Johannes Faber, Dave King, Christof Lauer, Barbara Thompson, Eberhard Weber (RIP: Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Kenny Wheeler)
  • Plays Barbara Thompson - The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble (2002)

    • Members: Thorsten Benkenstein, Wolfgang Dauner, Christof Lauer, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen (RIP: Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Albert Mangelsdorff)
  • Plays Volker Kriegel - The United Jazz And Rock Ensemble (2002)

    • Members: Wolfgang Dauner, Johannes Faber, Dave King, Christof Lauer, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen, Eberhard Weber (RIP: Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Kenny Wheeler)
    Other info on members of The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble (I know up to 17 members)
    To be covered (16):Ruediger Baldauf, Thorsten Benkenstein, Ian Carr, Tony Coe, Wolfgang Dauner, Johannes Faber, Dave King, Volker Kriegel, Christof Lauer, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Peter O´Mara, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen, Eberhard Weber, Kenny Wheeler
    Mike Westbrook Band   
    Other info on members of Mike Westbrook Band (I know up to 57 members)
    Already covered (3):Harry Beckett, Gary Boyle, Brian Godding
    Old pages (1):Bernie Living
    To be covered (52):Chris Allan, Kate Barnard, Dave Barry, Gary Bayley, Steve Berry, Chris Biscoe, Georgie Born, Mike Brewer, Stuart Brooks, Chris Caldwell, Dave Chambers, Steve Cooke, Lindsay Cooper, Claudio Danuser, Mike Davis, Peter Fairclough, Andy Grappy, Malcolm Griffiths, Tim Harries, Chris Hunter, Alan Jackson, George Khan, Noel Langley, Tony Marsh, Brian Miller,... up to 52 musicians.
    Mike & Kate & Jazz Ensemble Westbrook   
    Other info on members of Mike & Kate & Jazz Ensemble Westbrook (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (6):Chris Biscoe, Claudio Danuser, Tim Harries, Barbara Thompson, Kate Westbrook, Mike Westbrook

       2 ALBUMS AS PRODUCER:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Apollo Saxophone Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Perpetual motion - Apollo Saxophone Orchestra ( - )

    • Guests: Barbara Thompson
    • Producer: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Comments: As the album cover says, it comprises 10 original works for saxophone orchestra by Barbara Thompson, who also plays in one of the tracks. The album was recorded in January 2012.
    Chris Farlowe Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • As time goes by - Chris Farlowe (1996)

    • Members: Chris Farlowe (RIP: Pat Crumly)
    • Guests: Clem Clempson + Simon Morton, John Pearce, Simon Woolf
    • Producer: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Comments: The album As time goes by was recorded by Jon Hiseman on February 1995.
    Other info on members of Chris Farlowe Band (I know up to 52 members)
    Already covered (8):Madeline Bell, Dave Bronze, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Terry ´Tex´ Comer, Chris Mercer, Chris Parren, Joanne Williams
    Old pages (5):Miller Anderson, Pat Donaldson, Tim Hinkley, Colin Hodgkinson, Steve Simpson
    To be covered (37):Dave Baldwin, Norman Beaker, The Big Figure, Paul Burgess, Jimmy Campbell, Ron Carthy, Ricky Charman, Gerry Conway, Vic Cooper, Pat Crumly, Keith David DeGroot, Albie Donnelly, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Steve Gregory, Ian Hague, Damian Hand, Kuma Harada, Ray King, Albert Lee, Micky Moody, Charlie Morgan, Carl Palmer, Phil Palmer, Simon Phillips,... up to 37 musicians.
    Not enough info (2):Ritchie Gerraghty, Bernie Greenwood

       11 ALBUMS FOR 10 BANDMATES AND FRIENDS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Rod Argent Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Metro - Rod Argent - John Dankworth (1983)

    • Members: Rod Argent (RIP: Johnny Dankworth)
    • Guests: Paul Hart, Robin Jones (RIP: Jon Hiseman, John Mole)
    Other info on members of Rod Argent Band (I know up to 7 members)
    Already covered (1):Jim Rodford
    To be covered (5):Rod Argent, Bobby Graham, Alphonso Johnson, Robin Lumley, Pete Thomas
    Not enough info (1):Chester Thompson
    Wolfgang Dauner Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Khirsch - Wolfgang Dauner (1972)

    • Members: Wolfgang Dauner (RIP: Fred Braceful)
    • Guests: Gunter Lenz (RIP: Jon Hiseman + Larry Coryell)
    Other info on members of Wolfgang Dauner Group (I know up to 10 members)
    To be covered (7):Charly Antolini, Fred Braceful, Wolfgang Dauner, Gerd Dudek, Jean-Luc Ponty, Siegfried Sigi Schwab, Eberhard Weber
    Not enough info (3):Pierre Cavalli, Joki Freund, Roland Wittich
    Keef Hartley Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Overdog - Keef Hartley Band (April 1971)

    • Members: Miller Anderson, Dave Caswell, Lyle Jenkins, Ingrid Thomas, Mick Weaver (RIP: Keef Hartley + Dino Dines, Gary Thain)
    • Guests: (RIP: Jon Hiseman + Johnny Almond)
    • Producer: Neil Slaven
    • Technical: Roy Thomas Baker, Robin Black, John Punter
    • Comments: Recorded during October 1970 to January 1971. The tracks from 1970 contain ex-members Dave Caswell, Lyle Jenkins and Dino Dines, who left the band in December, but the new band is Hartley, Anderson, Thain and Weaver.
    Other info on members of Keef Hartley Band (I know up to 29 members)
    Already covered (8):Harry Beckett, Dave Caswell, Ian Cruickshank, Dino Dines, Keef Hartley, Lyle Jenkins, Chris Mercer, Nick Newell
    Old pages (5):Miller Anderson, Derek Austin, Jimmy Jewell, Junior Marvin, Mick Weaver
    To be covered (16):Danny Allmark, Mike Davis, Lyn Dobson, Martin Drover, Owen Finnegan, Sam Holland, Henry Lowther, Terry Noonan, Michael Rosen, Gary Thain, Ingrid Thomas, Barbara Thompson, Roger Wade, Derek Wadsworth, Pete Wingfield, Pete York
    Dick Heckstall-Smith Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • A Story ended - Dick Heckstall-Smith (1972)

    • Members: Clem Clempson, James Litherland, Dave Rose, Bill Smith, Theodore Thunder (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith)
    • Guests: Mark Clarke, Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, Chris Spedding, Rob Tait, Paul Williams + Caleb Quaye (RIP: Graham Bond, Jon Hiseman + Gordon Beck)
    • Technical: Tom Newman
    • Comments: After the breakup of Colosseum, Dick recorded this superb solo album, assisted by some of his fellow Colosseum members plus other friends. It was recorded in March/April 1972.
      The CD release by Sequel includes a few live bonus tracks, with Manchild (Dick´s own band in 1973: James Litherland, Billy Smith, Dave Rose and Theodore Thunder).But there´s more... a different CD release by Castle adds 2 more studio cuts by Manchild.
    • My opinion: Amazing album!
  • Blues and beyond - Dick Heckstall-Smith and Friends (April 2001)

    • Members: Clem Clempson, Dave Moore (RIP: Dick Heckstall-Smith + Jack Bruce)
    • Guests: Paul Jones, John Mayall, Paul Williams + Peter Green, David Hadley, Gary Husband, Mick Taylor (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    Other info on members of Dick Heckstall-Smith Band (I know up to 20 members)
    Already covered (2):Dick Heckstall-Smith, Theodore Thunder
    Old pages (1):Clem Clempson
    To be covered (16):Chris Beier, Jack Bruce, John Etheridge, Evert Fraterman, Rainer Glas, Ed Jones, Ike Leo, James Litherland, Dave Moore, Joe Nay, Dave Ohm, David Rose, Kenrick Rowe, Bill Smith, John Stevens, Alan Weekes
    Not enough info (1):Chris Lampety
    Volker Kriegel Band  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Volker Kriegel & Mild Maniac Orchestra - Volker Kriegel & Mild Maniac Orchestra (1978)

    • Members: Wolfgang Dauner, Nippy Noya, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen, Eberhard Weber (RIP: Volker Kriegel + Ian Carr, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Joe Nay, John Taylor)
    • Guests: Rainer Bruninghaus, Ray Mantilla, John Marshall, Heinz Sauer, Alan Skidmore (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Comments: Sampler with tracks taken from different Volker Kriegel albums plus one track by The United Jazz+Rock Ensemble.
    Other info on members of Volker Kriegel Band (I know up to 19 members)
    To be covered (7):Volker Kriegel, Joe Nay, Nippy Noya, Wolfgang Schluter, Stan Sulzmann, John Taylor, Eberhard Weber
    Not enough info (12):Peter Baumeister, Uli Bekkerhof, Thomas Bettermann, Wolfgang Engstfeld, Evert Frateman, Peter Giger, Ralf Hubner, Dave Pike, Hans Rettenbacher, Zbigniew Seifert, Hans Peter Stroer, Peter Warren
    Andrew Lloyd Webber Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Variations - Andrew Lloyd Webber (1978)

    • Guests: Don Airey, Rod Argent, Barbara Thompson + David Caddick, Phil Collins, Herbie Flowers (RIP: Jon Hiseman, John Mole, Gary Moore + Bill Le Sage)
    • Comments: He's the famous composer after so many stage shows (´Jesus Christ Superstar´, ´Evita´, etc.). In this album, he's backed by the complete Colosseum II lineup: Gary Moore (guitar), John Mole (bass), Don Airey (keyboards), Jon Hiseman (drums), plus Barbara Thompson (sax), Rod Argent (keyboards), Herbie Flowers (bass).
    Other info on members of Andrew Lloyd Webber Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Andrew Lloyd Webber
    Julian Lloyd Webber Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Julian Lloyd Webber plays Andrew Lloyd Webber - Julian Lloyd Webber (May 2001)

    • Guests: Rod Argent, Barbara Thompson + Mitch Dalton, Andrew Findon, Colin Green, Fridrik Karlsson, Paul Keogh, Phil Mulford, Frank Ricotti (RIP: Jon Hiseman, John Mole)
    Gary Moore Band  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Parisienne walkways - Gary Moore (1987)

    • Members: Don Airey (RIP: Gary Moore + Phil Lynott)
    • Guests: (RIP: Jon Hiseman, John Mole)
    • Producer: (RIP: Chris Tsangarides)
    • Comments: Compilation with tracks recorded from 1977 to 1979.
    Other info on members of Gary Moore Band (I know up to 45 members)
    Already covered (3):Dave Bronze, Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore
    Old pages (5):Don Airey, Neil Murray, Nick Pentelow, Cozy Powell, Andy Pyle
    To be covered (37):Tommy Aldridge, Frank Boylan, Neil Carter, Bobby Chouinard, John Curtis, Bob Daisley, Steve Dixon, Philip Donnelly, Brian Downey, Kenny Driscoll, Martin Drover, Gary Ferguson, Magnus Fiennes, Scott Gorham, Craig Gruber, Glenn Hughes, Charlie Huhn, Gary Husband, Pearce Kelly, Cass Lewis, Phil Lynott, Vic Martin, Candy McKenzie, Frank Mead, Darrin Mooney,... up to 37 musicians.
    Kate Westbrook Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Cuff clout - Kate Westbrook ( - )

    • Members: Kate Westbrook
    • Guests: Chris Biscoe, Stuart Brooks, Andy Grappy, Dudley Phillips, Barbara Thompson, Mike Westbrook, Peter Whyman, John Winfield + Alan Barnes, Steve Brown, Nic France, Pete Lemer, Billy Thompson (RIP: Jon Hiseman + Mike Carr, Pete King)
    • Comments: Recorded in November 2001.
    Pete York Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Pete York presents Super Drumming volume 3 - Pete York (1990) (LIVE)

    • Members: Pete York + Miller Anderson, Brian Auger, Colin Hodgkinson, Ian Paice (RIP: Jon Lord)
    • Guests: Barbara Thompson + Mark Brzezicki, Steve Ferrone, Trilok Gurtu, Herman Rarebell, Freddie Santiago (RIP: Jon Hiseman + Ed Thigpen)
    • Comments: And these are the lineups for the double album Pete York presents Super Drumming volume 3: Pete York (drums) Steve Ferrone (drums) Jon Hiseman (drums) Hermann Rarebell (drums) Ian Paice (drums) Mark Brzezicki (drums) Jim Killpatrick (drums) Ed Thigpen (drums) + The "SD III" Band: Frank Nimsgern (guitar) Jon Lord (keyboards) Barbara Thompson (sax) Rick Keller (sax) Freddie Santiago (percussion) Glen Velez (percussion) Trilok Gurtu (percussion) + The "R&B" Band: Miller Anderson (guitar, vocals) Colin Hodgkinson (bass, vocals) Brian Auger (keyboards) + special guests:This one was also recorded live in Volklingen/Saarland, in August 1989. These are the songs where Colin plays: In 'I got rhythm': Frank Nimsgern (guitar) Jon Lord (keyboards) Rick Keller (sax) Pete York (drums) + The "R&B" BandIn 'Footloose': Colin Hodgkinson (bass, vocals) Rick Keller (sax) Brian Auger (keyboards) Freddie Santiago (percussion) Steve Ferrone (drums)In '2001 (Also sprach Zarathustra)' (part of a suite): Frank Nimsgern (guitar) Freddie Santiago (percussion) Pete York (drums) + The "R&B" Band In 'Mars spanglang' (part of a suite): Colin Hodgkinson (bass) Brian Auger (keyboards) Barbara Thompson (sax) Jon Hiseman (drums) In 'Jupiter disco' (part of a suite): Frank Nimsgern (guitar) Colin Hodgkinson (bass) Brian Auger (keyboards) Rick Keller (sax) Freddie Santiago (percussion) Mark Brezicki (drums)In 'Star Wars' (part of a suite): Glen Velez (percussion) Trilok Gurtu (percussion) Freddie Santiago (percussion) Mark Brezicki (drums) Pete York (drums) + The "R&B" BandIn 'Smoke on the water': Miller Anderson (vocals) Ian Paice (drums) + The "R&B" BandIn 'Sunshine of your love': Colin Hodgkinson (vocals) Freddie Santiago (percussion) Mark Brezicki (drums) Pete York (drums) + The "R&B" BandIn 'Leaving trunk' (part of a suite): Miller Anderson (vocals) Frank Nimsgern (guitar) Glen Velez (percussion) Ed Thigpen (drums) Jim Killpatrick (drums) + The "R&B" BandIn 'Speed merchants' (part of a suite): Brian Auger (vocals) Freddie Santiago (percussion) Rick Keller (sax) Steve Ferrone (drums) + The "R&B" BandIn 'Blue bolero' (part of a suite): Miller Anderson (vocals) Rick Keller (sax) Pete York (drums) + The "R&B" BandIn 'Heavy Ravel' (part of a suite): Miller Anderson (vocals) Jon Lord (keyboards) Rick Keller (sax) Barbara Thompson (sax) Jim Killpatrick (drums) Jon Hiseman (drums) + The "R&B" BandIn 'After midnight': Miller Anderson (vocals) Frank Nimsgern (guitar) Rick Keller (sax) Hermann Rarebell (drums) Pete York (drums) + The "R&B" BandIn 'Let's have a party / Jailhouse rock': Colin Hodgkinson (vocals) Rick Keller (sax) Freddie Santiago (percussion) Mark Brezicki (drums) Pete York (drums) + The "R&B" BandIn 'Gemini voice' (part of a suite): Miller Anderson (vocals) Frank Nimsgern (guitar) Colin Hodgkinson (bass) Brian Auger (keyboards) Jon Lord (keyboards) Barbara Thompson (sax) Jon Hiseman (drums) Steve Ferrone (drums) Pete York (drums)In 'Windows finale' (part of a suite): Frank Nimsgern (guitar) Colin Hodgkinson (bass) Brian Auger (keyboards) Jon Lord (keyboards) Barbara Thompson (sax) Jon Hiseman (drums) Steve Ferrone (drums)Some years later, some compilations have appeared from these sessions, although some of the albums aren't credited to Pete York anymore (weird!!).
    Other info on members of Pete York Band (I know up to 40 members)
    Already covered (1):Jon Lord
    Old pages (2):Miller Anderson, Colin Hodgkinson
    To be covered (19):Tony Ashton, Brian Auger, Alan Barnes, Roger Chapman, Wolfgang Norman Dalheimer, Spencer Davis, Chris Farlowe, Ray Fenwick, Dave Green, Eddie Hardin, Charlie McCracken, Zoot Money, Dick Morrissey, Ian Paice, Mike Pyne, Jeff Reynolds, Gary Twigg, Harvey Weston, Pete York
    Not enough info (18):Tom Bunny, James Campagnola, Bill Coleman, Eric Dylan, Charlie Eichert, Steve Fearn, Bea Gebauer, Stefan Hiemer, John Marshall, Mike Mauser, Roger Munns, Andre Pet, Steve Richardson, Helge Schneider, Markus Scholch, Mel Thorpe, Bernhard Welz, Roy Williams

       6 COLLECTIVE ALBUMS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    VVAA  6 RECORDINGS:
  • NDR Jazz Workshop ´77 - VVAA (1977)

    • Guests: David Boyle, Philip Catherine, Wolfgang Dauner, Alan Gauvin, Ross Konikoff, John Marshall, Turk Mauro, Bob Mintzer, Nippy Noya, Dean Pratt, Clinton Sharman, Dave Stahl, Rick Stepton, Barbara Thompson, Ack Van Rooyen, Eberhard Weber (RIP: Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Buddy Rich)
    • Comments: It features tracks by Buddy Rich Big Band (3 tracks recorded in March 1977), Philip Catherine Workshop Quartet (2 tracks recorded in January 1977) and The United Jazz+Rock Ensemble (1 tracks recorded in September 1977).
  • Jazzbuhne Berlin ´80 - VVAA (1981)

    • Guests: Colin Dudman, Jeff Hamilton, Dill Katz, Bob Malach, Ernst Ludwig Petrowsky, Aldo Romano, Bo Stief, Barbara Thompson, Jasper Van´t Hof (RIP: Laurindo Almeida, Ray Brown, Jon Hiseman, Didier Lockwood, Bud Shank)
    • Comments: Featuring among others: Bob Malach, Eero Koivistoinen, Jasper Van´t Hof, Bud Shank, Ernst-Ludwig Petroswky, and Barbara Thompson (featuring Jon Hiseman).
  • Cats - VVAA (1981)

    • Guests: Rod Argent, Jenni Evans, Billy Graham, Pete Lemer, Paul Nicholas, Barbara Thompson (RIP: Jon Hiseman, John Mole, Harry Rabinowitz)
  • Supershow - VVAA (1990) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Eric Clapton, Dave Greenslade, Buddy Guy, John Paul Jones, James Litherland, Chris Mercer, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Tony Reeves, Stephen Stills (RIP: Duster Bennett, John Bonham, Jack Bruce, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Roland Kirk, Buddy Miles, Dallas Taylor)
    • Comments: Video of a show held in 1969 with great players: Led Zeppelin, Colosseum, Buddy Guy, Roland Kirk, Jack Bruce, Buddy Miles, Eric Clapton, The Modern Jazz Quartet, The Misunderstood, also featuring Chris Mercer, Stephen Stills, Glenn Campbell and others.
  • Impressed 2 with Gilles Peterson - VVAA (2004)

    • Guests: Gary Boyle, Alan Branscombe, Tony Carr, Nigel Carter, Tony Coe, Jackie Dougan, Dave Gelly, Mike Gibbs, Dave Green, Malcolm Griffiths, Dick Hart, Spike Heatley, Dave Holdsworth, Alan Jackson, George Khan, Chris Laurence, Pete Lemer, Henry Lowther, John Marshall, Ron Matthewson, Harry Miller, John Mumford, Kenny Napper, Paul Nieman, Geoff Perkins, Frank Ricotti, Terry Shannon, Alan Skidmore, Barbara Thompson, Trevor Tomkins, John Warren, Mike Westbrook, Norma Winstone (RIP: Neil Ardley, Harry Beckett, Jack Bruce, Ian Carr, Jeff Clyne, Amancio D´Silva, Michael Garrick, Paul Gonsalves, Joe Harriott, Tubby Hayes, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Bill Le Sage, Harold McNair, Ray Nance, Mike Osborne, Ray Premru, Don Rendell, Paul Rutherford, Ronnie Scott, Pat Smythe, Ronnie Stephenson, John Taylor, Stan Tracey, Derek Wadsworth, Ray Warleigh, Derek Watkins, Bobby Wellins, Kenny Wheeler)
    • Producer: Sandy Roberton, Fiachra Trench
    • Comments: Double sampler album with tracks by Michael Garrick Septet, Stan Tracey Quartet (with Bobby Wellins), Paul Gonsalves Quartet, Harold McNair, The New Jazz Orchestra (with Dick Heckstall-Smith and Harry Beckett), Tubby Hayes & Paul Gonsalves All Stars, Neil Ardley (again with Dick Heckstall-Smith and Harry Beckett), Mike Westbrook (with Gary Boyle and Harry Beckett), as well as 2 unreleased tracks by Mike Taylor Remembered and Amancio D´Silva.
  • ITV 50 - the album - VVAA (September 2005)

    • Guests: Tony Hatch, Keith Mansfield, Charlie Morgan, Andy Pask, Anthony Pleeth, Ray Russell, Tony Russell, Ralph Salmins, Steve Sidwell, Gavin Sutherland, Alan Tew (RIP: Al Caiola, Jon Hiseman, Nelson Riddle, Jackie Trent)
    • Comments: 2CD comprising soundtrack themes from different TV series.

       2 MUSICALS / CASTS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Enrico Garzilli Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Rage of the heart (Cast) - Enrico Garzilli / David Cullen (1993)

    • Guests: Skaila Kanga, Paul Keogh, Chris Laurence, Julian Littman, Janet Mooney, Andy Pask, Tim Renwick, Ray Russell, Barbara Thompson (RIP: Jon Hiseman, Barry Morgan)
    • Technical: Mike Ross
    • Comments: This is the cast for this musical work: Michael Ball (vocals), Janet Mooney (vocals), Julian Littman (vocals), Ray Russell (guitar), Tim Renwick (guitar), Paul Keogh (guitar), Andy Pask (bass), Chris Laurence (strings), David Cullen (keyboards), Barbara Thompson (flute), Jon Hiseman (drums), Barry Morgan (drums), Skaila Kanga (harp).
    Other info on members of Enrico Garzilli Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Enrico Garzilli
    Marti Webb Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Tell me on a Sunday - original London cast - Marti Webb (1980)

    • Guests: Rod Argent, David Caddick, Ricky Hitchcock, Paul Jones, Paul Keogh, Barbara Thompson (RIP: Jon Hiseman, John Mole, Morris Pert, Harry Rabinowitz)
    • Technical: Aaron Chakraverty (RIP: Gary Moore)

       13 SESSIONS (FOR 9 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Dave Cousins Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Two weeks last summer - Dave Cousins (1972)

    • Members: Dave Cousins + Miller Anderson
    • Guests: Dave Lambert, Rick Wakeman + Roger Glover (RIP: Robert Kirby + Jon Hiseman)
    • Producer: Tom Allom
    • Comments: Dave Cousins was the leader of superb folk-rock group The Strawbs. The beautiful album Two weeks last summer was his first solo, and it contains important collaborations: some members of Strawbs play here: Dave Lambert (guitar, vocals), Rick Wakeman (keyboards), plus Miller Anderson on guitar, Roger Glover (Deep Purple) on bass, and Jon Hiseman (Colosseum) on drums.
    • My opinion: Great album. My favourite songs are the lenghty ´Blue angel´ and ´Ways and means´ (with superb lead guitar).
    Other info on members of Dave Cousins Band (I know up to 6 members)
    Old pages (1):Miller Anderson
    To be covered (4):Chris Ball, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Chris Hunt
    Not enough info (1):Ian Cutler
    Davy Graham Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Large as life and twice as natural - Davy Graham (1968)

  • Other info on members of Davy Graham Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Already covered (1):Davy Graham
    Johann G Johannsson Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Langspil - Johann G Johannsson (1974)

    • Guests: Miller Anderson, Madeline Bell, Brian Gascoigne, Colin Green, Robin Jones, Skaila Kanga, Dave Markee, Bud Parkes, Alan Skidmore, David Snell, Barbara Thompson, Don Weller (RIP: Harry Beckett, Kay Garner, Jon Hiseman, John Taylor, Ronnie Verrell, Derek Wadsworth, Micky Waller)
    • Comments: This Scandinavian artist (he composes, sings, plays guitar and bass in this album) recorded this album at Olympic Sound Studios in London, with great British musicians: Miller Anderson (guitar in 4 tracks), Colin Green (guitar), Brian Gascoigne (keyboards), John Taylor (keyboards), Derek Wadsworth (trombone), Don Weller (sax), Dave Markee (bass), Jon Hiseman (drums in 6 tracks), Ronnie Verrel (drums), Micky Waller (drums in 1 track, ´I need a woman´), Robin Jones (drums), Skaila Kanga (harp), David Snell (harp). The brass section includes: Barbara Thompson (in 1 song, ´Sentimental blues´), Alan Skidmore, Dave Lawrence, Bud Parkes, Harry Beckett and Butch Hudson. The backing vocals are performed by Madeline Bell, Joanne Hilkins and Kay Garner.
    Other info on members of Johann G Johannsson Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Johann G Johannsson
    Jack Lancaster Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Peter and the wolf - Jack Lancaster & Robin Lumley (1975)

    • Members: Jack Lancaster, Robin Lumley
    • Guests: Bill Bruford, Phil Collins, Percy Jones + Gary Brooker, Brian Eno, Bernie Frost, John Goodsall, Pete Haywood, Henry Lowther, Manfred Mann, Dave Markee, Andy Pyle, Chris Spedding, Julie Tippett, Keith Tippett (RIP: Gary Moore + Stephane Grappelli, Jon Hiseman, Alvin Lee, Cozy Powell, Viv Stanshall)
    • Comments: Peter and the wolf is based on Prokofiev classical work, but also including original material. Recorded with this all-star lineup: Jack Lancaster (sax, lyricon, clarinet, violin) (role: grandfather) Robin Lumley (keyboards) + Gary Moore (guitar) (role: duck) John Goodsall (guitar, from Brand X) Alvin Lee (guitar, from Ten Years After) Chris Spedding (guitar) (role: duck) Pete Haywood (steel guitar) Percy Jones (bass, from Brand X) Dave Markee (bass) Andy Pyle (bass) Brian Eno (keyboards, from Roxy Music and 801) (role: wolf) Gary Brooker (keyboards) (role: bird) Manfred Mann (keyboards, from his own bands) (role: Peter) Keith Tippett (keyboards) (role: pond) Stephane Grapelli (violin, a jazz legend) (role: cat) Erika Michailenko (chimes) Henry Lowther (trumpet, from Keef Hartley Band) Phil Collins (drums, from Genesis and Brand X) (role: hunter) Cozy Powell (drums) (role: hunter) Bill Bruford (drums) (role: hunter) Jon Hiseman (drums, from Colosseum) (role: hunter) Julie Tippett (vocals) Bernie Frost (vocals) Viv Stanshall (narrator, from Bonzo Dog Band) Every one of the musicians portrayed a role in the story: the duck, the cat, etc. There are different editions of the album in different languages, changing the narrator. By the way, there is even a version in Spanish.
    Other info on members of Jack Lancaster Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Old pages (1):Jack Lancaster
    Marcio Montarroyos Group  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Samba solstice - Marcio Montarroyos (1989)

    • Guests: Cafe, Bob Moses (RIP: Ariovaldo Contesini, Jon Hiseman, Robson Jorge)
    • Comments: Compilation with tracks from 1981 to 1983, taken from two albums: Carioca and Magic moment.
    Other info on members of Marcio Montarroyos Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Marcio Montarroyos
    Howard Riley Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Discussions - Howard Riley Trio (1968)

    • Members: Howard Riley + Barry Guy
    • Guests: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Comments: Recorded in December 1967. CD reissue from 2015 contains 2 unreleased bonus tracks recorded in 1960 with different musicians (Malcolm Kaye on bass and Ray Binns on drums).
    Other info on members of Howard Riley Group (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (6):Elton Dean, Barry Guy, Alan Jackson, Howard Riley, Mark Sanders, Philipp Wachsmann
    Leon Russell Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Leon Russell - Leon Russell (May 1970)

    • Members: (RIP: Leon Russell)
    • Guests: Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon, Jim Horn, Chris Stainton, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voormann + Merry Clayton, Clydie King, Charlie Watts, Steve Winwood, Bill Wyman (RIP: Delaney Bramlett, Joe Cocker, George Harrison + Jon Hiseman, Alan Spenner, B J Wilson)
    • Producer: (RIP: Denny Cordell)
    • Technical: Glyn Johns
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks.
    Other info on members of Leon Russell Band (I know up to 28 members)
    Old pages (1):Marcy Levy
    To be covered (15):Chuck Blackwell, Joe Chemay, Nawasa Crowder, John Gallie, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Claudia Lennear, Mary Ann Lindsey, Phyllis Lindsey, Juke Logan, Kathi McDonald, Wayne Perkins, Don Preston, Carl Radle, Leon Russell
    Not enough info (12):Delores Allen, Ambrose Campbell, Beau Charron, Carolyn Cook, Joey Cooper, Nettie Davenport, Charlene Foster, Rev Patrick Henderson, Brandon Holder, Roger Linn, Chris Simmons, John Wessel
    Strawbs  3 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Best of Strawbs - Strawbs (1978)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, John Ford, John Hawken, Tony Hooper, Rick Hudson, Dave Lambert, Rick Wakeman, Blue Weaver
    • Guests: Miller Anderson, Roger Glover (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Producer: Tom Allom, Tony Visconti
    • Technical: Mick Glossop, Bill Price, John Punter
    • Comments: Compilation with tracks from different albums, including one track taken from Dave Cousins´ solo album from 1972, Two weeks last summer.
  • Halcyon days - the very best of Strawbs - Strawbs (February 1997)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Claire Deniz, John Ford, John Hawken, Tony Hooper, Rick Hudson, Dave Lambert, John Mealing, Rick Wakeman, Blue Weaver (RIP: Ron Chesterman)
    • Guests: Miller Anderson + Ray Cooper, Roger Glover, Alan Hawkshaw, John Paul Jones, Tom Newman, Alan Parker, Alan Weighall (RIP: Tommy Eyre + Jon Hiseman, Nicky Hopkins, Trevor Lucas, Ronnie Verrell)
    • Producer: Tom Allom, Bill Levenson, Tony Visconti (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
    • Technical: Mick Glossop, Bill Price, John Punter, Roger Quested, Roger Wake (RIP: Mike Stone)
    • Comments: Halcyon days is a 2CD compilation, and it includes some obscure tracks, as well as their more famous songs (plus some songs from Dave Cousins solo album and songs from Hudson-Ford). The list of musicians is amazing. I'll only mention a few ones: Miller Anderson (guitar), Nicky Hopkins (keyboards), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), John Hawken (keyboards), Blue Weaver (keyboards), Jon Hiseman (drums). Oh, beware, there are two different editions (the American vs. the British edition), with many differences.
  • A Taste of Strawbs - Strawbs (November 2006)

    • Members: Don Airey, Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Rod Demick, Tony Fernandez, John Ford, John Hawken, Tony Hooper, Rick Hudson, Chris Parren, Andy Richards, Adam Wakeman, Rick Wakeman, Blue Weaver, Brian Willoughby (RIP: Ron Chesterman, Sandy Denny, Robert Kirby)
    • Guests: Miller Anderson + Roger Glover, Ric Lee, Leo Lyons, Ric Sanders, Tony Visconti (RIP: Jon Hiseman, Nicky Hopkins, Ronnie Verrell)
    • Producer: Jeff Griffin (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
    • Technical: Roger Wake
    • Comments: 5CD boxset with lots of unreleased tracks.
    Other info on members of Strawbs (I know up to 31 members)
    Already covered (3):Rod Coombes, John Knightsbridge, Chris Parren
    Old pages (2):Don Airey, John Hawken
    To be covered (26):Bimbo Acock, Ron Chesterman, Lindsay L Cooper, Mailto Correa, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Rod Demick, Claire Deniz, Sandy Denny, Tony Fernandez, John Ford, Roy Hill, Tony Hooper, Rick Hudson, Robert Kirby, Sonja Kristina, Dave Lambert, John Mealing, Andy Richards, Adam Wakeman, Oliver Wakeman, Rick Wakeman, Blue Weaver, Paul Wiffen, Brian Willoughby,... up to 26 musicians.
    Mike Taylor Group  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Pendulum - Mike Taylor Quartet (June 1966)

    • Members: (RIP: Mike Taylor)
    • Guests: Tony Reeves (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Comments: Recorded in October 1965.
  • Trio - The Mike Taylor Trio (1967)

    • Members: (RIP: Mike Taylor)
    • Guests: (RIP: Jack Bruce, Jon Hiseman)
    • Comments: Recorded in July 1966.
  • Remembered - Mike Taylor (August 2007)

    • Members: (RIP: Mike Taylor)
    • Guests: Greg Bowen, Alan Branscombe, Bob Efford, Tony Fisher, Dave Gelly, David Horler, Chris Laurence, Pete Lemer, Henry Lowther, Ron Matthewson, Chris Pyne, Stan Sulzmann, Barbara Thompson, Norma Winstone (RIP: Neil Ardley + Ian Carr, Jon Hiseman, Ray Premru, Ray Warleigh)
    • Comments: Recorded in June 1973, but unreleased until 2007.
    Other info on members of Mike Taylor Group (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Mike Taylor

       1 ALBUMS AS TECHNICIAN:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Mike Carr Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Stevenson´s rocket - Mike Carr´s Blue Note Band (2002)

    • Members: (RIP: Mike Carr)
    • Guests: Robert Ahwai, Steve Fishwick, Simon Morton
    • Technical: (RIP: Jon Hiseman)
    • Comments: Recorded in August 2002.
    Other info on members of Mike Carr Group (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (5):Mike Carr, Gary Husband, John McLaughlin, Jim Mullen, Terry Smith
    Not enough info (1):Harold Smith

    UNRELEASED PROJECTS:

  • In January 1975, Jon Hiseman started looking for people to form his new venture, Colosseum II. The guitarist in the band was Gary Moore, so he brought Graham Bell for the auditions. But he finally didn't join (Mike Starrs was the chosen singer).


  • In 1977, Jack Bruce and Allan Holdsworth started rehearsals, and some demos were made, but were never released. I don´t know if they´re the same demos as in 1978 (see above).


  • In 1978, Jon Hiseman, Jack Bruce and Allan Holdsworth started rehearsals, and some demos were made, but were never released.



  • RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 54


    Official site(s) - tell them you saw the link here:

    From the always interesting Alex's Picks (by Alex Gitlin), we have:

    From the superb site Knights in Blue Denim: The British Blues Scene '68 - '70 (by Christer Fridhammar & Vanja), we have:

    From the great site DME (by Dmitry M. Epstein), we have fantastic interviews:

    From the comprehensive Rockpalast site (by Michael Marsch), we have:

    From the fantastic The British Sound blog (by Bruno Ceriotti), we have rock family trees about:

    Wikipedia doesn´t want to include links to this website, but I won´t do the same with them. So, from the great Wikipedia, we have:

    Assorted links:

    RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 4
    Disclaimer: I don´t own or upload any of the videos linked here. I just include links to live videos that are already available, in order to show the work of this musician. Anyway, if someone feels that some link shouldn't be included, please write me at the email address shown below. And if you know of more videos featuring Jon Hiseman, please, also write me with the link.
    • Colosseum II - The Scorch
    • Colosseum II live in January 1978. (Resolution: 360)
      Featuring: Don Airey, Jon Hiseman, John Mole, Gary Moore.

    • Colosseum II - Inquisition
    • Colosseum II live in January 1978. (Resolution: 360)
      Featuring: Don Airey, Jon Hiseman, John Mole, Gary Moore.

    • Colosseum II - Rivers
    • Colosseum II live. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Don Airey, Jon Hiseman, John Mole, Gary Moore.

    • Colosseum II - Fighting Talk
    • Colosseum II live. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Don Airey, Jon Hiseman, John Mole, Gary Moore.


    THANKS:

    Very Special Thanks to:
  • Jon Hiseman: for being such a great player and person (2011).
  • Barbara Thompson: again, for being such a great player and person (2011).
  • Tony Reeves: for info on Colosseum and Pete Lemer Group (2000).
  • Ged Peck: for info on Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman and Graham Bond (I miss you, Ged) (2011).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • John H Warburg: for great biographical info on Jon Hiseman (2008 & 2011).
  • Tony Hunt: for his comments on gigs about Paraphernalia and United Jazz+Rock Ensemble (2000).
  • Hermann Braunschmidt: for his incredible, wonderful presents.
  • Alex Gitlin: my friend, for lots of things about Jon (2000).

  • Thanks to:
  • Tim Pratt: for his explanation on Colosseum (1999).
  • Per Lyngby: for info on Jon appearing in Dave Cousins album (2001).
  • Ian Green: for info on John Mayall´s Primal solos album credits (2001).
  • Per Loven: for info on musicians playing in Andrew Lloyd Webber´s Variations album (2001).

  • RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Jon Hiseman mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Barbara Thompson (59)
    Dick Heckstall-Smith (37)
    Ian Carr (29)
    Clem Clempson (23)
    Dave Greenslade (21)
    Tony Reeves (21)
    Wolfgang Dauner (20)
    Albert Mangelsdorff (19)
    Henry Lowther (18)
    Volker Kriegel (17)
    Ack Van Rooyen (17)
    Jack Bruce (15)
    Charlie Mariano (15)
    Eberhard Weber (15)
    Mark Clarke (14)
    Chris Farlowe (14)
    Pete Lemer (14)
    John Mole (12)
    Harry Beckett (11)
    Kenny Wheeler (11)

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