JCM is a recently formed splinter group of the band Colosseum, which was founded in 1968 by drummer Jon Hiseman and was one of the first bands to fuse jazz, rock and blues.
Jon Hiseman died in the early hours of Tuesday, 12th June 2018 in Sutton, England aged 73.
Extract from rock music critic and author Chris Welch’s Tribute to Jon Hiseman:
In the last year of his life, Jon Hiseman formed JCM, a trio with the Colosseum members Clem Clempson, on guitar, and Mark Clarke, on bass. The group made an album, “Heroes,” that contained music written by former collaborators Hiseman had outlived, among them Jack Bruce, Allan Holdsworth, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Graham Bond and Ollie Halsall. Ironically, the album will become a tribute to Hiseman himself.
JCM began a tour in April 2018, but cancelled it as the brain tumour advanced. Clem and Mark would like to announce that in alignment with Jon’s wishes, JCM is movin’ on with Ralph Salmins on the drums.