Colosseum

Colosseum was an English brass-rock band that released the 1969 albums Those Who Are About to Die Salute You (Fontana) and Valentyne Suite (Vertigo). They were led by drummer Jon Hiseman and reedist Dick Heckstall-Smith, fellow travelers in the Graham Bond Organization and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. As an instigator of pop’s shift into maximalism, they […]

Bakerloo

Bakerloo was an English blues-rock trio from the Midlands that released a self-titled album on Harvest in 1969. They broke up immediately afterward and another band (later known as Hannibal) toured the album under their name. Guitarist Clem Clempson joined Colosseum and became a prominent journeyman (Humble Pie, Greenslade, Snafu, Cozy Powell). Bassist Terry Poole […]

Jack Bruce and Friends ‎– I’ve Always Wanted to Do This (1980)

I’ve Always Wanted to Do This is an album by Scottish bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, released in 1980 on Epic. The album is co-credited to “Friends” — an impromptu trio of jazz-funk players including keyboardist David Sancious and drummer Billy Cobham. Tracklist: A1. “Hit and Run” (3:36) A2. “Running Back” (3:51) A3. “Facelift 318” (3:18) A4. […]

Dick Heckstall-Smith ‎– A Story Ended (1972)

A Story Ended is a 1972 album by English double-saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith, recorded with fellow Colosseum alumni and released on Bronze. Tracklist: A1. “Future Song” (4:07) A2. “Crabs” (5:12) A3. “Moses in the Bullrushourses” (3:40) A4. “What the Morning Was After” (5:31) B1. “The Pirate’s Dream” (11:12) B2. “Same Old Thing” (6:32) Credits: Dick Heckstall-Smith […]