Colosseum is one of the fundamental proto-fusion bands of the late sixties. Highly underrated, they combined stellar compositional achievements with
well established musicianship. Founding in 1968, Jon Hiseman, tenor sax-player Dick Heckstall-Smith and bassist Tony Reeves, created a jazz-rock.
blues sound that was (as a precurser to the mahavishnu orchestra, who combined indian influences with this sound) explosive and yet remained
coherent. They were later joined by Dave Greenslade (keyboards), Dave Clempson (guitar), Chris Farlowe (vocals). of the three studio albums, (