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Colosseum II

Several years after the dissolution of Colosseum, Jon Hiseman recruited Gary Moore and Don Airey to form Colosseum II. The mandate this time,however, was not the jazz- and blues-inflected rock of the original band, but a full-tilt journey into hyperkinetic jazz fusion that stretched theplayers about as far as they could go. The band proceeded to play and record with a passion for three years or so, before running out of steam. Thefirst album featured vocalist Mike Starrs, who moved on to metal band Lucifer's Friend when the combination failed to work out. Also departing wasbassist Neil Murray, ...read more

Several years after the dissolution of Colosseum, Jon Hiseman recruited Gary Moore and Don Airey to form Colosseum II. The mandate this time,however, was not the jazz- and blues-inflected rock of the original band, but a full-tilt journey into hyperkinetic jazz fusion that stretched theplayers about as far as they could go. The band proceeded to play and record with a passion for three years or so, before running out of steam. Thefirst album featured vocalist Mike Starrs, who moved on to metal band Lucifer's Friend when the combination failed to work out. Also departing wasbassist Neil Murray, who was replaced by John Mole. Andrew Lloyd Webber used the band for Variations, a composition for his brother, Julian LloydWebber. With three highly regarded albums to their credit, Colosseum II called it a day. Hiseman went on to do session work and to play with theUnited Jazz & Rock Ensemble. Sanctuary released an expanded version of their debut (Strange New Flesh: Upgraded) in October of 2005. « hide

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