Tag Archives: Barbara Thompson

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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