Jon Hiseman, 73, Drummer Who Melded Rock, Jazz along with Blues
Mr. Hiseman continued to work with Mr. Lloyd Webber well into the 1980s, in original productions along with on the recordings of the musicals “Cats” along with “Starlight Express” as well as Mr. Lloyd Webber’s classical work “Requiem.”
Mr. Hiseman joined his wife’s group, Paraphernalia, in 1979, along with the couple recorded her jazz along with classical compositions along with toured through the next decades. They built a recording studio, provided music for films along with advertisements, along with signed different musicians to their publishing company, Temple Music.
through 1974 to 2002, Mr. Hiseman along with Ms. Thompson were also part of the United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, a collective of avant-gardist German along with British jazz musicians of which recorded 14 albums.
In 1994, Mr. Hiseman picked up where he had left off with Colosseum’s members through 1971. Their reunion lasted until a farewell concert in 2015; Ms. Thompson took over on saxophone after the death of Mr. Heckstall-Smith in 2004.
Mr. Hiseman along with Ms. Thompson both worked on albums by their daughter, Ms. Gracey, who made an appearance on Colosseum’s final album, “Time is usually on Our Side.”
In April, Mr. Hiseman formed JCM, a trio with the Colosseum members Clem Clempson, on guitar, along with Mark Clarke, on bass. The group made an album, “Heroes,” of which contained music written by former collaborators Mr. Hiseman had outlived, among them Mr. Bruce, Mr. Holdsworth, Mr. Heckstall-Smith, Mr. Bond along with Mr. Halsall.
JCM began a tour in April, nevertheless canceled This kind of as Mr. Hiseman’s brain tumor advanced.
In his long career, Mr. Hiseman released only two albums under his own name as a leader: “A Night inside Sun,” a 1982 collaboration with Brazilian musicians, along with “About Time Too!,” a 1986 collection of drum solos recorded live.
“My album is usually very not bad for parties,” Mr. Hiseman said that has a laugh of “About Time Too!” in 2004, “when you want people to go.”