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Colosseum
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Colosseum is a pioneering British progressive jazz-rock band, mixing progressive rock and jazz-based improvisation. After the band split up in 1971, drummer Jon Hiseman formed Tempest with bassist Mark Clarke; Dave Greenslade formed Greenslade together with Tony Reeves. Chris Farlowe joined Atomic Rooster; and Dick Heckstall-Smith embarked on a solo career. Hiseman formed the group Colosseum II in 1975, with a stronger orientation towards jazz-fusion rock. In 1994, Colosseum reformed, and reconvened every few years thereafter for tours, until 2015, when Hiseman announced that they would call it quits, leaving a legacy of innovative progressive jazz rock that stands the test of time.
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Various Artists — 2001 - A Space Rock Odyssey Various Artists — 2001 - A Space Rock Odyssey
(Castle CMDDD094, 2001, 2CD)
Colosseum — Colosseum Live Colosseum — Colosseum Live
(Sanctuary Records SMRCD118, 1971/2004, CD)
Colosseum — Daughter of Time Colosseum — Daughter of Time
(Sanctuary Records SMRCD119, 1970/2004, CD)
Colosseum — Valentyne Suite Colosseum — Valentyne Suite
(Sanctuary Records SMEDD097, 1970/2004, 2CD)
Colosseum — Those Who Are About to Die Salute You Colosseum — Those Who Are About to Die Salute You
(Talking Elephant TECD222, 1969/2013, CD)

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