Theo Travis

Born 7 July 1964.


Theo Travis (born July 7, 1964 in Birmingham, England) is a British saxophonist and flautist.

Travis received his degree in music from the University of Manchester specialising in the works of Shostakovich. He is well respected on the British jazz scene and has made ten albums as leader, composing and arranging most of the material. He has also worked with Robert Fripp, Gong, Porcupine Tree, The Tangent, Bill Nelson, Bass Communion, No-Man, Steven Wilson, David Sylvian, Harold Budd, John Foxx, Burnt Friedman and Dave and Richard Sinclair. Since 1999 he has recorded with bassist Dave Sturt and varying guest musicians in the band Cipher, and in 2006 joined Soft Machine Legacy, a project based on personnel and works of the band Soft Machine, replacing the late reedsman Elton Dean. Since 2008 he has worked with guitarist Robert Fripp in the duo Travis and Fripp, releasing three CDs to date, as well as three live concerts as downloads through DGMLive (two of them also on vinyl through Tonefloat). Travis has also worked extensively with Steven Wilson, performing on fifteen of his records and with Wilson mixing six of Travis' releases. Travis appears extensively as featured soloist on Wilson's Grammy nominated album Grace for Drowning, and is part of his touring live band.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Double Talk

    Double Talk 2007

    Reviewed by Guy Hayden
    An album which manages to take familiar themes and styles and meld them into something...
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