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COLOSSEUM Officialize Their 2003 Rockpalast Concert

August 31, 2022

Autumn of 2003 was a difficult period for : after a several years’ hiatus, the veterans embarked on a short European tour but their legendary saxophonist had to stay behind, ensconced in The Royal Free Hospital in London (where this … Continue reading

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Barbara Thompson, The Grand Dame Of British Jazz, Passed Away

July 10, 2022

When people talk about female saxophonists of international renown, it’s usually Candy Dulfer that comes to mind; when I think about players of the fair sex, it’s always Barbara Thompson whose name and music I mentally hear. And now the … Continue reading

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COLOSSEUM To Dig In Their German Memories

September 2, 2021

As the updated line-up of the legendary – with Nick Steed and Kim Nishikawara replacing Dave Greenslade, who retired from the band, and Barbara Thompson and GENTLE GIANT’s Malcolm Mortimore taking over the drums – are back on the road, … Continue reading

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COLOSSEUM call it a day

March 3, 2015

On February 28th, COLOSSEUM, one of the greatest ensembles in the jazz-blues-prog-rock domain, played their last ever concert. It’s been a great run since theirĀ , one that couldn’t be predicted in the early ’70s, when the band quit the scene … Continue reading

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COLOSSEUM side with the times

November 18, 2014

It’s been more than a decade since British progressive blues giants COLOSSEUM delivered their last album, 2003’s “Tomorrow’s Blues,” and for years it seemed to be just that: their last one ever. The band lost their founder member, sax player … Continue reading

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