Colosseum is one of the pivotal progressive bands that emerged in the second part of the 60's. In 1968, the founding members were Jon Hiseman (drums), Dick Heckstall-Smith (tenor sax), and Tony Reeves (bass), later joined by Dave Greenslade (keyboards), Clem Clempson (guitar), Chris Farlowe (vocals), and Mark Clarke (2), who replaced Tony Reeves. Colosseum made three studio albums: "Those Who Are About To Die Salute You" and "Valentyne Suite" (both from 1969) and "Daughter Of Time" (1970). The music is a progressive mix of several styles (rock, jazz, blues) with lots of solos and interplay. In 1971, the band released their highly acclaimed live album "Colosseum Live". After Colosseum was disbanded in 1971, most of these members formed or joined known groups like Humble Pie (Clem Clempson), Atomic Rooster (Chris Farlowe), Greenslade (Dave Greenslade re-united with Tony Reeves), and Colosseum II (founded by Jon Hiseman). The band was reunited in 1994 and is still active to date.
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Free Jazz in Amougies: Research on the Schedule of the Festival Actuel, October 24-28, 1969 by acousticalswing