|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||A Night In The Sun||7||Audio||1982||Kuckuck|
|2||Things We Like||9||Audio||1970||Polydor|
|3||Mike Taylor Remembered||10||Audio||2007-09-04||Trunk Records|
|4||A Night In The Sun||7||Audio||1982||Kuckuck|
|5||A Night In The Sun||7||Audio||1983||Suono Records|
|6||Ganz Schön Heiss, Man!||4||Audio||1986||VeraBra Records|
|7||Shadow Show||11||Audio||1985||veraBra Records|
|8||Things We Like||9||Audio||1970||Polydor|
|9||Things We Like||9||Audio||1971||Polydor|
|10||Things We Like||9||Audio||1970||Polydor|
|11||Things We Like||9||Audio||1970||Polydor|
British drummer, record producer, recording engineer, and music publisher, who has been actively working in the music industry since the mid-1960s.
Born: 21st June 1944 in Woolwich, London, England.
Initially began his career as a session drummer, but quickly moved on and joined [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Graham+Bond+Organization%2C+The]The Graham Bond Organisation[/url] in 1966, with whom he stayed until 1968, when he briefly joined [a299538], before forming his own act, [a97325], with [a249817], and [a268714]. They recorded 3 studio albums, but were disbanded in November 1971.
In 1972, he formed [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Tempest+%286%29]Tempest[/url], who released 2 albums before matters came to a close in 1974. Along with [a208220], and [a321792], he formed [a320822] in 1975 and like the original Colosseum, they too released 3 albums, before they were instrumental in the success of the [a84839] album, [url=http://www.discogs.com/Andrew-Lloyd-Webber-Variations/release/1971920]'Variations'[/url]; which reached number 2 in the UK Album Charts in 1978. Later that year Gary Moore left to rejoin Thin Lizzy, and Colosseum II went the way of Hiseman's previous bands. He spent the next sixteen years on various projects with his wife, and saxophonist, [a=Barbara Thompson], whom he had married in 1967, including live appearances, and score writing for film and television. His largest body of work, however, has been the fourteen albums that he recorded with the [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/United+Jazz%2BRock+Ensemble%2C+The] The United Jazz And Rock Ensemble[/url] between 1977 and 2002.
Colosseum were reformed in 1994 for a reunion gig, and have toured several times since. On the death of Dick Heckstall-Smith in 2004, Barbara Thompson, who had been in the various line-ups of Colosseum, joined as a permanent member replacing him on saxophone.
Hiseman's biography, by Martyn Hanson, was released in October 2010 entitled 'Playing The Band'.
John and Barbara have two children.