Jon Hiseman

Jon Hiseman

Real Name:
Philip John Hiseman
Profile:
British drummer, record producer, recording engineer, and music publisher, who has been actively working in the music industry since the mid-1960s.

Born: 21st June 1944 in Woolwich, London, England.

Initially began his career as a session drummer, but quickly moved on and joined The Graham Bond Organisation in 1966, with whom he stayed until 1968, when he briefly joined John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, before forming his own act, Colosseum, with Dick Heckstall-Smith, and Tony Reeves. They recorded 3 studio albums, but were disbanded in November 1971.

In 1972, he formed Tempest, who released 2 albums before matters came to a close in 1974. Along with Gary Moore, and Don Airey, he formed Colosseum II in 1975 and like the original Colosseum, they too released 3 albums, before they were instrumental in the success of the Andrew Lloyd Webber album, 'Variations'; which reached number 2 in the UK Album Charts in 1978. Later that year Gary Moore left to rejoin Thin Lizzy, and Colosseum II went the way of Hiseman's previous bands. He spent the next sixteen years on various projects with his wife, and saxophonist, Barbara Thompson, whom he had married in 1967, including live appearances, and score writing for film and television. His largest body of work, however, has been the fourteen albums that he recorded with the The United Jazz And Rock Ensemble between 1977 and 2002.

Colosseum were reformed in 1994 for a reunion gig, and have toured several times since. On the death of Dick Heckstall-Smith in 2004, Barbara Thompson, who had been in the various line-ups of Colosseum, joined as a permanent member replacing him on saxophone.

Hiseman's biography, by Martyn Hanson, was released in October 2010 entitled 'Playing The Band'.

John and Barbara have two children.
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Jon Hiseman Discography

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2310 077 Jack Bruce With John McLaughlin, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman Jack Bruce With John McLaughlin, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman - Things We Like (Album) Polydor, Polydor 2310 077 France 1970 Sell This Version
21 21432-2 Wolfgang Dauner's Et Cetera* Feat. Jon Hiseman, Larry Coryell Wolfgang Dauner's Et Cetera* Feat. Jon Hiseman, Larry Coryell - Knirsch (Album) MPS Records 21 21432-2 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
055 Jon Hiseman A Night In The Sun (Album) Kuckuck 055 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
vBr 10 Rod Argent, Barbara Thompson, Jon Hiseman, Clem Clempson, John Mole Rod Argent, Barbara Thompson, Jon Hiseman, Clem Clempson, John Mole - ShadowShow(LP, Album) veraBra Records vBr 10 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
veraBra No. 14 Jon Hiseman Ganz Schön Heiss, Man! (Album) VeraBra Records veraBra No. 14 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
JBH 026LP Neil Ardley, Ian Carr, Dave Gelly, Jon Hiseman, Henry Lowther, Barbara Thompson, Norma Winstone Neil Ardley, Ian Carr, Dave Gelly, Jon Hiseman, Henry Lowther, Barbara Thompson, Norma Winstone - Mike Taylor Remembered (Album) Trunk Records JBH 026LP UK 2007 Sell This Version

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