Colosseum II was a British band formed in 1975 by the former Colosseum drummer and leader, Jon Hiseman, following the 1974 demise of his band Tempest. Hiseman announced his plan to form the band eventually named Colosseum II in November 1974, but only Gary Moore was named as a member. Rehearsals were due to begin on January 1, 1975, but a permanent unit was not finalised until May 1975. Among musicians who almost made the group were Graham Bell, Duncan Mackay and Mark Clarke. The final line-up was completed by Don Airey, Neil Murray and Mike Starrs. The band was oriented toward jazz fusion, much of which was driven by the guitar work of Moore, leading to a much heavier sound than the original Colosseum band.
Anthony has returned this time with a hard rocking blues masterpiece! Fans of the power trio sound will love the heavy guitar and amazing solo's that seem to make there way into every song! Starting off with Turn It Up the mood is set with what will be one of the bluesman's best CD's in years! Gomes blues fans will not be disappointed as he gets his blues on with such songs as Whiskey Train and The Blues Ain't The Blues No More! Clearly Anthony is "BETTER THAN BACK" with this high energy CD!
his album was released in 1971 and it really blends that Blues rock style with Jazz to amazing results. The guitarist adds a little organ and mellotron to this recording, but make no mistake this is a guitar / drum led album with some excellent sax added to the mix. Sadly the band broke up while working on their second record because the guitarist wanted to go into a more Jazz direction while the drummer wanted to go into a more Rock vein…
Prepare yourself for the powerful sounds emanating from the new Acid Mothers Temple The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. chapter! With a renewed and strong rhythm section featuring two young and extremely talented Japanese musicians Satoshima Nani on drums and Wolf, on bass and the one-of-a-kind vocalist Jyonson Tsu, the master guru Kawabata Makoto is clearly re-energized and totally in sync with his cosmos.