Theo Travis

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Theo Travis
Theo Travis in Vicenza 10-05-2015.JPG
Theo Travis in concerto a Vicenza il 10 maggio 2015
Nazionalità Regno Unito Regno Unito
Genere Rock progressivo[1]
Musica d'ambiente[1]
Jazz[1]
Periodo di attività 1990 – in attività
Strumento flauto, sassofono, clarinetto
Gruppo attuale Gong, Soft Machine Legacy, The Tangent, Cipher, Theo Travis Quartet
Gruppi precedenti In Cahoots, Hatfield and the North, Porcupine Tree
Album pubblicati 9
Studio 8
Live 1
Gruppi e artisti correlati Robert Fripp, David Sylvian, Bill Nelson, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Richard Sinclair, John Foxx, Steven Wilson
Sito web

Theo Travis (Birmingham, 7 luglio 1964) è un flautista, sassofonista, clarinettista e compositore britannico di musica jazz, ambient e di rock progressivo.

Si laurea in musica classica all'università di Manchester, e durante gli studi comincia a suonare in band di rock e jazz, una delle prime è quella del trombettista/batterista Andy Hague nel 1990.[2]

Oltre che per i suoi album da solista è noto per le sue collaborazioni con band e musicisti di alto livello, tra i quali, nel passato, David Sylvian, Bill Nelson, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Richard Sinclair, John Foxx, gli In Cahoots, gli Hatfield and the North ed i Porcupine Tree.

Attualmente è coinvolto nei seguenti progetti:

Discografia[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  • Double Talk (33jazz) - 2007
  • Eleven Bowls of Acidophilus Flute Salad (Tonefoat/C) - 2006
  • Earth to Ether (33Jazz) - 2004
  • Steve Lawson/Theo Travis: For the Love of Open Spaces (Pillow Mountain) - 2003
  • Slow Life (Ether Sounds) - 2003
  • Theo Travis/Mark Hewins: Guerrilla Music (Burning Shed) - 2002
  • Burning Shed Records: Sampler Two - Travis / Hewins la traccia "Slow Life" (Burning Shed) - 2002
  • Heart of the Sun - 2001
  • Passion Dance - Live at Ronnie's - 1999
  • Marshall Travis Wood: Bodywork (33Jazz) - 1998
  • Secret Island (33Jazz) - 1996
  • View From the Edge (33Jazz) - 1994 (Eletto il miglior CD di jazz del 1994 da un sondaggio dei critici e lettori di "Jazz on CD")
  • 2 AM - 1993

Collaborazioni[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  • David Gilmour: Rattle That Lock (2015)
  • Steven Wilson: The Raven That Refused To Sing (and Other Stories) (Kscope) - 2013
  • Steven Wilson: Grace for Drowning (Kscope) - 2011
  • Soft Machine Legacy: Live Adventures (MoonJune Records) - 2010
  • Travis & Fripp: Live at Coventry Cathedral - 2009
  • Jade Warrior: NOW - 2008
  • Travis & Robert Fripp: Thread - 2008
  • The Tangent: Not as Good as the Book (Inside Out) - 2008
  • No-man: Schoolyard Ghosts' (Kscope/Snapper Music) - 2008
  • Bass Communion: Pacific Codex (Headphone Dust) - 2008
  • Cary Grace: Where You Go (Door 13 Music) - 2007
  • The Tangent: A Place in the Queue (Inside Out) - 2006
  • John Lester: So Many Reasons (Midnite Cafe) - 2006
  • Porcupine Tree: Stupid Dream (Special Edition 2 CD set) (Lava/Atlantic) - 2006
  • Cipher: Elemental Forces (Burning Shed) - 2005
  • Nine Horses: (David Sylvian/Steve Jansen/Burnt Friedman) Snow Bourne Sorrow - (SamadhiSound) - 2005
  • Bass Communion: Indicates Void (Tonefloat) - 2005
  • A Marble Calm: Surfacing (Burning Shed) - 2004
  • The Tangent: The World That We Drive Through (Inside Out) - 2004
  • Steven Wilson: Unreleased Electronic Music Volume 1 (Headphone Dust) - 2004
  • Bass Communion: Ghosts on magnetic tape (Headphone Dust) - 2004
  • Tito Lopez Combo: Still Smokin' (Tito's Records) - 2004
  • Karen Lane: Taste - 2004
  • David Sinclair: Into the Sun - 2003
  • David Sinclair: Full Circle - 2003
  • Uri Geller: Meditations (Forkbender) - 2003
  • Uri Geller: Words of Courage and Inspiration (Forkbender) - 2003
  • Darkroom: Remixes - 2003
  • Porcupine Tree: The Sky Moves Sideways (Riedizione) (Delerium) - 2003
  • House of Thandoy: House of Thandoy - 2003
  • Harbans Srih's Vybesmen: Harbans Srih's Vybesmen (Tito Records) - 2003
  • Bass Communion: / Various Bass Communion remixed (Headphone Dust) - 2003
  • No-man: All that you are (Hidden Art EP) - 2003
  • Aphratec: The Discerning Dancefloor - Volume One "All Things" track on vinyl compilation album (Care in the Community Records).
  • Cipher: One Who Whispers (Gliss) - 2002
  • Gong: OK Friends (Gas) - 2002
  • Gong: From Here to Eternity (2CD riedizione) (Snapper) - 2002
  • Gong: High above the Subterranea - live DVD (Snapper) - 2002
  • Inconnu: Les Pensees de Nos Reves (EP) (Over Records) - 2002
  • Akiko Kobayashi: Beloved (Warner Japan) - 2001
  • Anja Garbarek: Smiling and Waving (Virgin Norway) - 2001
  • Jansen Barbieri Karn (JBK): Playing in a room with people (Medium) - 2001 - (Live album)
  • Porcupine Tree: Recordings (K Scope/Snapper) - 2001
  • Bass Communion: Bass Communion 3 (Burning Shed) - 2001
  • Recreator: Solar Sahara (FMR) - 2001
  • No-man: Lost Songs, Volume One (Burning Shed) - 2001
  • No-man: Returning Jesus (3rd Stone) - 2001
  • Rod Blake: Blake (Candid) - 2001
  • Tito Lopez Combo: Tito Rides In (Acid Jazz) - 2001
  • Gong: Zero to Infinity (Snapper music) - 2000
  • Gong: Live to Infinitea (Snapper music) - 2000
  • Bass Communion: Invisible Soundtracks Macro 3 compilation (Leaf) - 2000 ("Quantico" track)
  • Bass Communion: "Drugged" remix on Silver Apples Remix CD (3rd Stone) - 2000
  • Porcupine Tree: Stranger by the minute/Even Less(pt 2) (single, K Scope) - 2000
  • Cipher: Hidden Art compilation (Hidden Art) - 2000 - (exclusive Cipher track "The Lodger pt 2")
  • Jansen Barbieri Karn: Medium sampler. (Medium) - 2000 - (live track "Life without buildings").
  • Pulse Remix CD: DJ Spooky and Steve Jansen tracks (Medium) - 2000
  • Porcupine Tree: Stupid Dream (K scope) - 1999
  • Porcupine Tree: Piano Lessons/ Ambulance Chasing (Kscope) - 1999 - singolo
  • Various: The Sky Goes All The Way Home. (Voiceprint) - 1999 - (tracce di Cipher e No-Man)
  • Bass Communion: Bass Communion 2 (Hidden Art) - 1999
  • Yukihiro Takahashi/Steve Jansen: Pulse (Con - Sipio) - 1999
  • Cipher: No Ordinary Man (Hidden Art) - 1999
  • Jansen Barbieri Karn: _ism (Medium) - 1998
  • Masami Tsuchiya: Forest People (Polygram/ Cross) - 1998
  • Bass Communion: Bass Communion (3rd Stone Records) - 1998
  • Indigo Falls: Indigo Falls (Medium Productions) - 1998
  • Velvet Smooth Moods 2 (Jazz FM Records) - 1998 - track on compilation
  • The Great Unknown: It's out there (Infinity records) - 1998
  • Sugizo: Truth (Polygram/Cross) - 1997
  • Ute: Under The External (traccia - 'three breaths') Id/Mercury(Polygram) - 1997
  • Dick Heckstall-Smith: Celtic Steppes (33 Records) - 1996
  • Gaddy Zerbib: Gaddy Zerbib (Zerbib) - 1996
  • Jive Nation: Under African Skies (Bridge Records) - 1996
  • The Other Side: Dangerous Days (Bridge Records) - 1994
  • Jade Warrior: Distant Echoes (Red Hot) - 1993

Note[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  1. ^ a b c (EN) Recensioni su Theo Trevis sul suo sito ufficiale
  2. ^ (EN) Intervista a Theo Travis della rivista Jazzviews su www.theotravis.com

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