Colosseum

Jon Hiseman

About

Nationality
United Kingdom

Main Affiliation
Colosseum

Other Affiliations
The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble
Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia

Jon Hiseman

Setup

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Formula 602 Classic Sound Edge Hi-Hat
18" Giant Beat «Multifunction»
19" Formula 602 Classic Medium Ride (discontinued)
26" Formula 602 Classic Heavy (discontinued)
20" Giant Beat «Multifunction»
20" Formula 602 Classic China (discontinued)

Cymbals listed from left to right

22" Sound Creation Dark Ride (discontinued)
14" 2002 Heavy Hi-Hat
18" 2002 Crash
19" 2002 Heavy Ride (discontinued)
14" 2002 Crash
24" 2002 China (discontinued)
20" Formula 602 Classic Medium Flatride
14" No. 9 Sound Creation Gong Chakra (regular)
24" Sound Creation Gong 24" No. 6 Moon (discontinued)
20" Sound Creation Gong 22" No. 7 (discontinued)
22" Sound Creation Gong 22" No. 1 Sun (discontinued)

Cymbals listed from left to right

14" Signature Heavy Hi-Hat
8" Signature Splash
17" Signature Full Crash
12" Signature Splash
18" Signature Full Crash
22" Signature Heavy China (discontinued)
20" Sound Creation Dark Ride (discontinued)
18" Signature Heavy China

Biography

21.06.1944-12.06.2018 Jon Hiseman co-founded Colosseum in 1968, who successfully fused Jazz, Rock and Blues, and advanced to one of the most influencing British drummers. He later established Colosseum II with guitarist Gary Moore and today’s Deep Purple keyboarder Don Airey. Jon further took credit for his work with the United Jazz + Rock Ensemble. In addition he accompanied his wife Barbara Thompson. Hiseman started using two bass drums in 1965, long before any others, in a free Jazz context. He also brought several Gongs on stage and included them in his virtuosic, up to 15 minutes long drum solos. Jon Hiseman was struggling with a brain tumor, before he died in 2018. Discography (excerpt): Mike Taylor “Pendulum” (1964) New Jazz Orchestra “Western Reunion” (1965) Mike Taylor “Trio” (1966) Howard Riley „Discussions” (1967) John Mayall “Bare Wires” (1968) Jack Bruce “Things We Like” (1968) John Mayall „Looking Back“ (1969) Jack Bruce “Songs for a Tailor” (1969) Colosseum “Those Who Are About to Die Salute You – Morituri Te Salutant” (1969) Colosseum “Valentyne Suite” (1969) Colosseum “The Grass Is Greener” (1970) Colosseum “Daughter of Time” (1970) Graham Bond “Solid Bond” (1970) Colosseum “Colosseum Live” (1971) John Mayall “Thru the Years” (1971) Wolfgang Dauner Et Cetera „Knirsch“ (1972) Tempest “Tempest” (1973) Tempest “Living in Fear” (1974) Nucleus “Snake Hips Etcetera” (1975) Lumley/Lancaster „Peter und der Wolf“ (1975) Colosseum II “Strange New Flesh” (1976) Colosseum II “Electric Savage” (1977) The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble “Live im Schützenhaus“ (1977) Colosseum II “Wardance” (1978) The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble “Teamwork” (1978) Andrew Lloyd Webber “Variations” (1978) The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble “The Break Even Point” (1979) Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia “Wilde Tales” (1979) The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble “Live in Berlin” (1981) Jon Hiseman “A Night in the Sun” (1982) The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble “United Live Opus Sechs“ (1984) Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia “Pure Fantasy” (1984) Jon Hiseman „Ganz schön heiss, Man!“ (1986) Barbara Thompson „Heavenly Bodies“ (1986) The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble “Round Seven” (1987) Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia “A Cry from the Heart” (1988) The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble “Na endlich! – Live in Concert” (1992) Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia “Everlasting Flame” (1993) Rage Of The Heart “Rage of the Heart” (1993) Colosseum “Live The Reunion Concerts” (1994) The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble “Die Neunte von United“ (1996) Colosseum “Bread & Circuses” (1997) The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble “Plays Albert Mangelsdorff” (1998) The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble “X“ (1999) The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble “Plays Wolfgang Dauner” (2001) The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble „Plays Volker Kriegel“ (2002) The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble “Plays Barbara Thompson” (2002) Colosseum “Tomorrow’s Blues” (2003) Colosseum “Live 05” (2007) Colosseum “Time On Our Side” (2014)

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Warm, mellow, crystal-like. Medium range, fairly clean mix. Very balanced and controlled feel. A pearly, woody stick sound paired with a silvery wash. A very sensitive cymbal perfectly suited for soft playing at lower volume level and studio application.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, silvery, bright, somewhat mellow. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Quick and responsive feel with a soft and warm touch. Very controllable. Full, round and energetic open sound, paired with a light and airy chick sound. Ideal for playing at moderate volume level and a wide range of studio applications.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, trashy. Wide range with complex frequencies. Well suited for stronger china ride playing and big, exotic crashes.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Brilliant, warm, full, high pitched. Wide range, clean mix. Fairly heavy feel. Bright, strong, full open sound. Crisp, full, cutting chick sound. Versatile hi-hat for energetic playing. A rock classic.

  • Sounds