Tag Archives: Dick Heckstall-Smith

Jack Bruce’s “Songs For A Tailor” Get Deluxe Treatment

May 4, 2024

Jack Bruce was a genius – a tremendous player, singer and composer – but even a genius feels the need to be understood, especially when starting out on his own after working with peers in great ensembles which proved to … Continue reading

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COLOSSEUM Classics To Be Unveiled And Anthologized

November 29, 2023

While the new line-up of the mighty tour, proving the British ensemble’s timelessness, it’s the band’s classic line-up that never cease to intrigue connoisseurs and the barely-initiated alike – and it’s both categories of fans that two forthcoming releases from … Continue reading

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COLOSSEUM Unveil Their Montreux Adventures

February 26, 2023

For an ensemble with a sole album under their collective belt, COLOSSEUM’s 1969 line-up seemed intrepid, especially on-stage – not only performing material from their debut “Those Who Are About To Die Salute You” which was released in March of … 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’s BBC Tapes To Be Issued – The Tracklist Revealed

October 27, 2020

There’s a lot to be said about but what’s rarely mentioned is this ensemble’s intellectual foundation that, together with mind-boggling musicianship, was one of the reason they were able to improvise to an extent where none of the band’s concert … Continue reading

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