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New Album ‘Open Air’ 19 May 2017. Pre-orders now open.

If you enjoyed any of the 'Travis & Fripp' albums, 'Slow Life' or the Cipher albums, I hope you will be interested in the brand new solo flute studio album recorded in London in 2016 and coming out in May 2017 on Tonefloat Records. Called 'Open Air' it is being released on heavyweight black vinyl. It features mainly atmospheric ambient flutes – alto flutes, bass flute, concert flute and a very cool Native American wood flute.Plus there are some surprises on there too.

I have just 25 copies of the Special Edition which has completely different artwork and a cool burgundy cover. I am personally signing these ones and with these copies as an extra come two exclusive high resolution bonus tracks. For those of you that go for this option, you will also know that these copies are a vital part of making this album project actually possible. Like a sort of Kickstarter/crowdfunding element that enables it to happen at all. So you have my personal thanks and appreciation for your contribution! See ordering page here for ordering info.

The remaining copies of this Special edition are available direct from Tonefloat records at www.tonefloat.com

I also have a limited number of the Standard edition of the vinyl with completely different cover photos and a green cover available on this site, on our shop. I am happy to sign these on request. The album will also be available as a Digital Download. The album features stunning photography by Brighton, UK based photographer Mark Nelson and design by Carl Glover.

Check out the video for a taster.

Thank you! T x



Press Quotes for 'Slow Life'

Despite the complexity of the arrangements, the pieces, each recorded live in the studio, are characterised by a sense of space, freedom and clarity. The overlaid flute loops resist entanglement and the listening experience is almost entirely restful.

The Wire

There are no FX that morph or distort the natural sound of the instrument, but the resulting layered loops do produce an ethereal atmosphere within which the flute can explore, and makes for a surprisingly full sound given the solo nature of the album. The music is generally slow paced, with deep consideration given to each note and phrase.

Aural Innovations (USA)

Sinuous alto flute strands are stratified across contemplative soundspaces by Theo Travis. With dreamlike slowness, layers of flutatious curlicues unfold ... These solo flute compositions are beautiful and thoughtful.

Ambientrance (USA)

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A belated Happy New Year

John Etheridge and Theo front and centre

Welcome to my new website and a belated Happy New Year to you all! The revamped website has been a while coming and I am pleased to launch it so early in 2017. 

I have just returned from a great flying visit to Aberdeen in Scotland with my friend and colleague guitarist extraordinaire John Etheridge. We had a great trip with a gig at the Blue Lamp Jazz Club with drummer Alyn Cosker and double bass player Euan Barton and had a fabulous night. The following morning we took a jazz and improvisation workshop at Aberdeen University and we were impressed with the students who were of a high standard and really engaged with what we had to offer.

My main recent activity has been the preparation for the release of my new solo album 'Open Air' which is being released in a beautiful vinyl package on Tonefloat Records. The album is broadly a follow up to my 2003 album 'Slow Life'. It comprises 10 flute tracks – bass flute, alto flute, concert flute and various wood flutes, often layered in hypnotic loops and largely ambient and atmospheric in nature. 

The mixing and mastering has recently been completed and the artwork now signed off. There will be a special limited edition of only 75 copies for collectors, with completely different artwork and a burgundy cover, as well as the regular edition with a green cover. Both editions feature specially commissioned atmospheric photos by Brighton photographer Mark Nelson. 

The special edition will also feature a link to two additional exclusive high resolution bonus tracks recorded from the same studio recording sessions. 

There will be copies of both the special edition and regular edition available from my website shop (and also www.tonefloat.com) which can be signed on request. In addition to the download code, copies from my site will include an exclusive signed photo. Pre-ordering will open shortly.

I have also been involved in some great but low key gigs on the London jazz scene and planning some more Soft Machine concerts for later in the year. 

Also there has been some really cool activity in my home recording studio working on some new production music - for a company that provides music for film and TV. It has enabled me to work on some really cool sounds and collaborate with some very talented people. I am working on some tracks with Fender Rhodes electric piano, acoustic piano and electronica in a musical soundworld combining Cipher music, the strangeness of Twin Peaks soundtracks and ambient electronica. 

There have also been some discussions and mixes being sent for approval of recordings of concerts from the Travis & Fripp tours of 2009 and 2010. It is a thrill for me to have toured and recorded with Robert Fripp so much and I hope some of these recordings will see the light of day at some time in the future. There is some very cool music there.

But more of that later. So do take a look around the new site, hang around for a bit and feel free to leave any comments you wish to. 

Cheers, 

Theo

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Burden of Proof Review

Three quarters of the celebrated 70’s version of the legendary group which recorded the acclaimed ‘Softs’ album in 1976, are completed by outstanding sax star Theo Travis. The band plays material from the era (compositions by Hugh Hopper, Mike Ratledge, Karl Jenkins) as well as many contemporary works, as featured on their recent album ‘Burden of Proof’.

“Burden of Proof is, to put it mildly, absolutely exquisite. These are four musicians who are masters of their craft, and truly at the top of their game, not only as soloists but as contributors in an actual band. They've put together here a collection of songs that basically has something for everyone; challenging jazz-fusion, adventurous prog-rock, bits of chaotic free-jazz, atmospheric instrumental popjazz, and even a little hard rock. Extraordinary!"

Pete Pardo

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The Arts Depot - Review

The sax player and Fripp collaborator brings his live show to the capital.

Venue: The Arts Depot, London
Date of Gig: Monday 30th June 2016

If you like music operating at the fluid interface between jazz, ambient and prog, you’ll wish you’d been in north London to witness Theo Travis and his band (guitarist Mike Outram, organist Pete Whittaker and drummer Nic France) in full, flowing effect.

You can see why prog mainstays and outliers as esteemed as Robert Fripp, Bill Nelson, Steven Wilson, Gong, David Sylvian and Harold Budd have flocked to work with the saxophonist, flautist and composer. His music’s not all ECM-style slow serenity and late-period Talk Talk tranquility, though. There are moments of Mahavishnu-esque intensity when the players threaten to tear the roof off.

It’s a varied set. Sometimes they seem less like a prog band than a modern jazz quartet. Much of the show comprises tracks from the 2015 album Transgression, but there are intriguing diversions. Travis introduces a song “by a great British songwriter who is no longer with us” – Syd Barrett’s See Emily Play – with an addendum about stopping at Toddington Services on the M1 and getting a call from David Gilmour to join him on tour in Europe. It might not be everyone’s cup of hallucinogens – the sinister psych strut of Syd’s original is replaced by sweet and sour sax noodling – but it’s certainly different.

Sometimes it’s a tad smooth. But then they’ll throw in a drum fusillade or a sax blast and you’ll be back on prog terra firma. It’s all very grown up, with tasteful applause not just at the end but for solos within songs too. Smokin’ At Klooks has a bossa nova, Latin feel worthy of Abraxas-era Santana. And a tune inspired by Iain Banks’ The Crow Road has a quirky rhythm, somewhere between cool jazz and more frenetic prog.

It’s a show of two halves. Fire Mountain kicks off the second half, with some McLaughlin-fast guitar and virtuoso sax. Song For Samuel is like Steely Dan if they eschewed tunes for dexterous jazz fusion. The audience are transfixed by the version of Robert Wyatt’s Maryan, while Portobello 67 hints at psychedelic jazz.

They climax with a song about Pluto’s changing planet status. Suitably, it has all the alien quirks, strangeness and charm of Captain Beefheart. But then Theo Travis has a magic band of his own.

Paul Lester

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New Theo Travis Solo Album, "Open Air" for 2017

Update: New solo studio album 'Open Air' to be released on Tonefloat Records in Spring 2017.

Theo has recently completed work on a new solo flutes studio album. Broadly a follow up to his 2003 album 'Slow Life' the new album comprises 10 flute tracks – bass flute, alto flute, concert flute and various wood flutes, often layered in hypnotic loops and largely ambient and atmospheric in nature.

Recorded in late 2016 in London at Andrew Tulloch's Blue Studio, the album, to be called 'Open Air', will be released on the Dutch Tonefloat label in Vinyl and Download only. There will be a special limited edition of only 75 copies for collectors, with completely different artwork and a Burgundy cover, as well as the regular edition with a Green cover. Both editions feature specially commissioned photos by Brighton photographer Mark Nelson.

The special edition will also feature a link to two exclusive high resolution bonus tracks recorded from the same studio recording sessions.

There will be copies of both the special edition and regular edition available from my website shop (and also www.tonefloat.com) which can be signed on request. In addition to the download code, copies from my site will include an exclusive signed photo.

An announcement about pre-ordering of the album will be made shortly.

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Video via K2 Item

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Tour Dates

Theo Travis' Double Talk

‘Transgression Tour’ 2016

Theo Travis - Tenor and Soprano Saxophones and Flute
Mike Outram - Guitar
Pete Whittaker- Organ
Nic France- Drums

2016

Fri 15 Jan - Stoke by Nayland - Fleece Jazz, Keepers Lane, Leavenheath,  Colchester, Essex,  CO6 4PZ (Tel: 01787 211865) www.dovbear.co.uk/fleece/
Sat 30 Jan - London - Arts Depot, 5 Nether Street, North Finchley, N12 0GA (Tel: 020 8369 5454) www.artsdepot.co.uk
Thurs 4 Feb - Oxford - The Spin, Oxford's Jazz Club @ The Wheatsheaf, 129 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4DF (opposite Covered Market) (Tel: 07711 671647) http://spinjazz.net/event/272
Sun 24 April 4:30pm - Bournemouth - Jazz Festival. King’s Hall, Royal Bath Hotel, BH1 2EW http://www.bournemouthjazzfestival.co.uk/theo-travis-s-double-talk.html
Fri 6 May - Birmingham - The Red Lion, 95 Warstone Lane, 
Birmingham Hockley  B18 6NG (0121 233 9144 ) http://livebrum.co.uk/red-lion/2016/05/06/double-talk
Weds 25 May - Tilburg, Netherlands - Paradox Club https://paradoxtilburg.nl/programma/tonefloat-presents-theo-travis-double-talk/
Thurs 2 June – Harwich - Electric Palace, King’s Quay Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3ER (Tel: 01255 553333)

Tues 7 June - Petersfield - Bedales School Theatre, Church Road,  Steep, GU32 2DG (Tel: 01730 711510) http://www.bedales.org.uk/
Fri 24 June - Reading Jazz - Progress Theatre http://www.jazzinreading.com/
Weds 13 July 8pm - London - Café in the Crypt, St Martins Church, Trafalgar Square http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/music/jazz-nights/
Fri 9 December - Luton - The Bear Club, 24a Guildford Street Mill Yard LU1 2N http://www.the-bear.club/home/

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Recordings

 

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Steven Wilson 4 1/2 K Scope 2016
Steven Wilson Transience K Scope 2016
Andy Tillison Diskdrive Durch 2016
Anekdoten Shooting star EP Disk Union 2016
Various Tonefloat TF100 Tonefloat 2016
Steven Wilson Hand cannot erase Kscope 2016
Fish on Friday Godspeed CD Baby 2013
Anekdoten Until the Ghosts are Gone Musea/Virta 2015
Jane Getter On Snapper 2015
Theo Travis "Double Talk" Transgression Esoteric Antenna 2015
Christina Booth The Light Download Only 2015
The Tangent A Spark in the Aether Inside Out 2015
Dave Sturt Dreams and Absurdities Esoteric Antenna 2015
Travis & Fripp Discretion Panegyric/Tonefloat 2014
Echo Engine Windjammer Download Only 2014
Goldbug Nacaal IK 2014
Bass Communion Indicates Void 4 CD Box set Tonefloat 2013
Steven Wilson The Raven that Refused to Sing (and other stories) KScope 2013
Steven Wilson Drive Home EP Kscope 2013
Soft Machine Legacy Burden of Proof Esoteric/ Moonjune 2013
The Tangent Le Sacre du Travail Inside Out 2013
Travis & Fripp Follow Panegyric 2012
John Lester Jazz? Ambit Jazz 2012
Steven Wilson Catalogue/Preserve/Amass CD/Vinyl Headphone Dust 2012
Steven Wilson Get All You Deserve DVD/CD KScope 2012
Bill Nelson Classic Rock Legends 2CD/DVD ITV 2012
Travis & Fripp Discretion - High res Download only Bowers and Wilkins 2012
Dalis Car Ingladalonenes MKCD4 2012
John Foxx and Theo Travis Torn Sunset Edsel 2011
Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning KScope 2011
Bill Nelson Classic Rock Legends DVD ITV 2011
The Tangent Going off on Two DVD SCM 2011
The Tangent Comm Inside Out 2011
Theo Travis All I know 33 Records 2011
Travis & Fripp Live At Coventry Cathedral Palvergyric 2010
Travis & Fripp Live at Bishops Cleeve 12" Vinyl Tonefloat 2010
Travis & Fripp Live at Broad Chalke 12" Vinyl Tonefloat 2010
Soft Machine Legacy Live Adventures Moonjune 2010
Stefano Panuzzi A Rose Emerald 2010
Goldbug The Seven Dreams One K 2010
Tim Motzer and Markus Reuter Descending One K 2010
Gong 2032 A Wave 2009
Steven Wilson Insurgentes 2CD KScope 2009
Francis Dunnery There's a Whole New World Out There Aquarian Nation 2009
Theo Travis' Double Talk Ascending- Live at the Pizza, limited edition 2CD set Ethersounds 2009
Theo Travis and Fear Falls Burning The Tonefloat Sessions (Vinyl) Tonefloat 2009
Travis & Fripp Thread 2LP Deluxe Vinyl Edition Tonefloat 2009
Travis & Fripp Live at Broadchalke DGMLive Download 2009
Travis & Fripp Live at Bishop's Cleeve DGMLive Download 2009
The Tangent Down and out in Paris and London Inside Out 2009
Sugizo Cosmoscape - Compilation Oricon  
Steven Wilson Insurgentes Headphone Dust/ Tonefloat 2008
Steve Jansen The Occurence of Slope DVD Samadhisound 2008
Karmakanic Who's the Boss at the Factory Inside Out 2008
Philip Clemo The Rooms All colours Arts 2008
Steve Jansen 4 remixes from Slope Samadhisound 2008
Jade Warrior Now Windweaver Music 2008
No Man Schoolyard Ghosts Snapper 2008
Travis & Fripp Thread Panegyric 2008
The Tangent Not as good as the book Inside Out 2008
Bass Communion Pacific Codex Equation 2008
Cary Grace Band Where you go Door 13 Music 2008
Theo Travis Double Talk 33 Records 2007
Theo Travis Slow Life - 2 LP Deluxe vinyl edition featuring bonus tracks Tonefloat 2007
Soft Machine Legacy Steam Moonjune 2007
The Tangent Going off on one Inside Out 2007
Steve Jansen Slope Samadhisound 2007
Cipher Elemental Forces Burning Shed 2006
Bass Communion Ghosts on Magnetic Tape Tonefloat 2006
No Man Returning Jesus Complete Sessions - 3LP Vinyl edition 3rd Stone 2006
Theo Travis Eleven Bowls of Acidophilus Flute Salad Tonefoat/C 2006
The Tangent A Place in the Queue Inside Out 2006
John Lester So Many Reasons Midnite Café 2006
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream - Special Edition 2 CD set Lava/Atlantic 2006
The Tangent The World that we drive through Inside Out 2005
Nine Horses Snow Bourne Sorrow (David Sylvian/Steve Jansen/Burnt Friedman) SamadhiSound 2005
Bass Communion Indicates Void Tonefloat 2005
A Marble Calm Surfacing Burning Shed 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 33 Records 2004
David Sinclair Into the Sun DSINCS-Music 2003
David Sinclair Full Circle DSINCS-Music 2003
Uri Geller Meditations Forkbender 2003
Uri Geller Words of Courage and Inspiration Forkbender 2003
Steve Lawson/Theo Travis For the Love of Open Spaces [Buy] Pillow Mountain 2003
Darkroom The DAC Mixes Bandcamp 2003
Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways Reissue Delerium 2003
House of Thandoy House of Thandoy Invisible Music 2003
Harbans Srih's Vybesmen Harbans Srih's Vybesmen Tito Records 2003
Bass Communion Various - Bass Communion Remixed Headphone Dust 2003
Theo Travis Slow Life Ether Sounds 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. 2002
Cipher One Who Whispers Gliss 2002
Theo Travis/Mark Hewins Guerrilla Music Burning Shed 2002
Burning Shed Sampler Two Travis / Hewins track "Slow Life" Burning Shed 2002
Gong OK Friends Gas 2002
Gong From Here to Eternity - 2CD reissue 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 2001
Jansen Barbieri Karn Playing in a Room with People (Live Album) Medium 2001
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 2000 Acid Jazz 2001
Gong Zero to Infinity. Snapper music 2000
Gong Live to Infinitea Snapper music) 2000
Bass Communion Invisible Soundtracks Macro 3 compilation ("Quantico" track ) Leaf 2000
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 (exclusive Cipher track "The Lodger pt 2") Hidden Art 2000
Jansen Barbieri Karn Medium sampler. (live track "Life without buildings") Medium 2000
Pulse Remix CD DJ Spooky and Steve Jansen tracks Medium 1999
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream K scope 1999
Porcupine Tree Piano Lessons/ Ambulance Chasing (Single, Cipher and No-Man tracks) Kscope 1999
Various The Sky Goes All The Way Home. Voiceprint 1999
Bass Communion Bass Communion 2 Hidden Art 1999
Steve Jansen, Yukihiro Takahashi Pulse Limited Edition 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
The Great Unknown It's out there Infinity records 1998
Theo Travis Live at Ronnies 33Jazz Rceords 1997
Sugizo Truth Polygram/Cross 1997
Ute Under The External ('Three Breaths') id/Mercury 1997
Theo Travis Secret Island 33Jazz Records 1996
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
Theo Travis View From The Edge 33Jazz Records 1994
Jade Warrior Distant Echoes Red Hot 1993
Theo Travis 2am 33Jazz Records 1993
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DISCOGRAPHY

DISCOGRAPHY

artist  title  label year of release
Steven Wilson 4 1/2 K Scope 2016
Steven Wilson Transience K Scope 2016
Andy Tillison Diskdrive Durch 2016
Anekdoten Shooting star EP Disk Union) 2016
Various Tonefloat TF100 Tonefloat 2016
Steven Wilson Hand cannot erase Kscope 2016
Fish on Friday Godspeed CD Baby 2013
Anekdoten Until the Ghosts are Gone Musea/Virta 2015
Jane Getter On Snapper 2015
Theo Travis "Double Talk" Transgression Esoteric Antenna 2015
Christina Booth The Light   2015
The Tangent A Spark in the Aether Inside Out 2015
Dave Sturt Dreams and Absurdities Esoteric Antenna 2015
Travis & Fripp Discretion Panegyric/Tonefloat 2014
Echo Engine Windjammer    
Goldbug Nacaal IK 2014
Bass Communion Indicates Void 4 CD Box set Tonefloat 2013
Steven Wilson The Raven that Refused to Sing (and other stories) KScope 2013
Steven Wilson Drive Home EP Kscope) 2013
Soft Machine Legacy Burden of Proof Esoteric/ Moonjune 2013
The Tangent Le Sacre du Travail Inside Out 2013
Travis & Fripp Follow Panegyric 2012
John Lester Jazz? Ambit Jazz 2012
Steven Wilson Catalogue/Preserve/Amass CD/Vinyl Headphone Dust 2012
Steven Wilson Get All You Deserve DVD/CD KScope 2012
Bill Nelson Classic Rock Legends 2CD/DVD ITV 2012
Travis & Fripp Discretion High res Download only - Bowers and Wilkins 2012
Dalis Car Ingladalonenes MKCD4 2012
John Foxx and Theo Travis Torn Sunset Edsel 2011
Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning KScope 2011
Bill Nelson Classic Rock Legends DVD ITV 2011
The Tangent Going off on Two DVD SCM 2011
The Tangent Comm Inside Out 2011
Theo Travis All I know 33 Records 2011
 
Travis & Fripp Live At Coventry Cathedral Palvergyric 2010
Travis & Fripp Live at Bishops Cleeve 12" Vinyl Tonefloat 2010
Travis & Fripp Live at Broad Chalke 12" Vinyl Tonefloat 2010
Soft Machine Legacy Live Adventures Moonjune 2010
Stefano Panuzzi A Rose Emerald 2010
Goldbug The Seven Dreams One K 2010
Tim Motzer and Markus Reuter Descending One K 2010
Gong 2032 A Wave 2009
Steven Wilson Insurgentes 2CD KScope 2009
Francis Dunnery There's a Whole New World Out There Aquarian Nation 2009
Theo Travis' Double Talk Ascending- Live at the Pizza Ethersounds) 2009 limited edition 2CD set
Theo Travis and Fear Falls Burning The Tonefloat Sessions Vinyl Tonefloat) 2009
Travis & Fripp Thread 2LP Deluxe Vinyl Edition Tonefloat) 2009
Travis & Fripp Live at Broadchalke DGMLive Download) 2009
Travis & Fripp Live at Bishop's Cleeve DGMLive Download) 2009
The Tangent Down and out in Paris and London Inside Out) 2009
 
Sugizo Cosmoscape compilation)
Steven Wilson Insurgentes Headphone Dust/ Tonefloat) 2008
Steve Jansen The Occurence of Slope DVD samahdisound)- 2008
Karmakanic Who's the Boss at the Factory Inside Out) 2008
Philip Clemo The Rooms All colours arts) 2008
Steve Jansen 4 remixes from Slope Samadhisound) 2008
Jade Warrior Now Windweaver music) 2008
No Man Schoolyard Ghosts Snapper) 2008
Travis and Fripp Thread Panegyric) 2008
The Tangent Not as good as the book Inside Out) 2008
Bass Communion Pacific Codex   Equation) 2008
Cary Grace Band Where you go   Door 13 Music) 2008
 
Theo Travis Double Talk 33 Records) 2007
Theo Travis Slow Life 2 LP Deluxe vinyl edition featuring bonus tracks Tonefloat) 2007
Soft Machine Legacy Steam Moonjune) 2007
The Tangent Going off on one Inside Out) 2007
Steve Jansen Slope Samadhisound) 2007
 
Cipher Elemental Forces Burning Shed) 2006
Bass Communion Ghosts on Magnetic Tape Tonefloat) 2006
No Man returning Jesus Complete Sessions) 3LP Vinyl edition 2006
Theo Travis Eleven Bowls of Acidophilus Flute Salad Tonefoat/C) 2006
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
 
The Tangent The World that we drive through Inside Out) 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
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
Steve Lawson/Theo Travis For the Love of Open Spaces Pillow Mountain) 2003
Darkroom Remixes 2003
Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways Reissue) 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
Theo Travis Slow Life Ether Sounds) 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
Theo Travis/Mark Hewins Guerrilla Music Burning Shed) 2002
Burning Shed Sampler Two Travis / Hewins track "Slow Life" Burning Shed) 2002
Gong OK Friends Gas) 2002
Gong From Here to Eternety 2CD reissue) 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 single
Various The Sky Goes All The Way Home. Voiceprint) 1999 Cipher and No-Man tracks)
Bass Communion Bass Communion 2 Hidden Art) -1999
Yukihiro Takahashi/Steve Jansen Pulse Con Sipio) 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
 
Theo Travis Live at Ronnies 33Jazz Rceords) 1997
Sugizo Truth Polygram/Cross)- 1997
Ute Under The External track 'Three Breaths') Id/Mercury Polygram) -1997
Theo Travis Secret Island 33 Jazz Records 1996
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
Theo Travis View From The Edge 33 Jazz Records 1994
Jade Warrior Distant Echoes Red Hot 1993
Theo Travis 2am 33 Jazz Records) 1993
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Double Talk 'Transgression' - Live 2015

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Theo Travis' Double Talk - Everything I Feared (Live 2015)

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Happy New Year. Hello 2016!

​First of all, apologies for the lack of updates on this site. Very sadly, my friend Phil Smith who built and looked after my website since the beginning suddenly became very ill, and sadly passed away early last year. The website has been rather in limbo ever since, but it is hopefully being sorted soon. My deepest condolences go to his wife and family.

2015 was a good year for me and pretty productive musically. I guested on seven albums – all of which were very well received and a few – like Steven Wilson's 'Hand. Cannot. Erase', and others by the Tangent and Anekdoten appearing in many Best of 2015 lists. It was very exciting and rewarding for me to get back in the recording studio with one of my own bands and record a new album of my own material. 

The Double Talk Band with Mike, Pete and Nic worked really hard on the new material and have been absolutely amazing. I love what they all did in the studio and the new album 'Transgression' is for me a career highlight. It was great of Steven Wilson to fit in the time to mix and master the album and he was absolutely stunning in doing so. I was delighted that Vicky Powell of Esoteric Records came forward and invited me to release the album on that label and I have been pleased how that has all worked out. Great of Tonefloat to release the beautiful vinyl edition too – my first jazz album on vinyl. The album has been very well received (getting in a few Best of 2015 lists too) and it has been great taking the band out on the road – touring the British Jazz Clubs again. We have more gigs coming up this year and I am looking forward to them. I hope you can make it to one.

New Double Talk albumSoft Machine Legacy has continued to tour, though with John Marshall not being well, we have had to use dep's for some of the gigs. Thank you to Gary Husband who stepped in for the Japan gigs (also with Keith Tippett) in March 2015 and to Nic France for the Euro gigs in December 2015. A great job done by both and a pleasure to play with. It looks like we are dropping the 'Legacy' tag in 2016 and we are going to be Soft Machine from now on. I understand we could have all along, but for various reasons it was decided to call the band Soft Machine Legacy.

The surprise of the year was the e mail completely out of the blue I received in August while grabbing a coffee at a motorway services on the way home from a few days away…

"Hi Theo, David Gilmour here. Would you give me a call when you have a moment please?
Best wishes,

David

I was asked at short notice to join David's 'Rattle That Lock' tour for the European dates in September 2015 with some rehearsals in Brighton first. As a fan of his music and playing, and a Pink Floyd fan since being a teenager this was hugely exciting and a real privilege for me. I was to absolutely love the whole experience. The venues were mainly large open air Roman amphitheatres – like in Verona and Florence in Italy, Orange in France and Pula, Croatia. 

They were all stunning, the band fantastic and David Gilmour was amazing. Such a great musician and iconic talent. A gentleman too.

It was great to play again at the Royal Albert Hall in London in September when I guested with Steven Wilson and his amazing band. I also recorded a couple of tracks for his new mini – album '4 ½' .

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Delivery / Shipping Information

How much will shipping cost?

Shipping costs are calculated taking into account the packaging required, the weight of the items ordered and the destination (UK or non-UK) of the recipient.

You can place an item in your shopping basket to see how much it will cost to ship by entering and saving your full postal delivery address / Billing address whereupon you will be shown the shipping costs for your purchase. You can remove the item if you do not wish to go ahead with the purchase.

If you are ordering more than one item the shipping rate will automatically be updated.

Pre-Orders

Pre-ordered items are always shipped separately as release dates can change. Shipping is calculated as if the pre-ordered item is a different order.

How long will my order take to arrive?

Typical delivery times:

United Kingdom: 2-3 working days
Europe: 3-7 working days
Rest of the World: 7 working days+ (sometimes less)

These times are based on Royal Mail's estimates. Experience tells us that deliveries to Central and South America in particular can take 4 weeks or more. It all depends on the local postal service in your area.

Larger parcels may take longer.

We send UK deliveries by Royal Mail standard post. We use 2nd class for normal orders and 1st class for heavy items.

We send overseas orders by Royal Mail Airmail. If weight restrictions apply them heavy orders may be split into 2 or more packages. Royal Mail pass packages on to your local national postal service for delivery.

If an order is returned to us marked "unclaimed", "refused", "unknown" or "insufficient address" we reserve the right to charge to re-ship the order to you.

Non-UK Customers: If you haven’t received your order after 7 working days and you paid for insurance, please contact us for a tracking number you can take to your local post office to see if they are holding the parcel for you - sometimes the postmen forget to leave cards. Most items that customers believe are “lost” are later returned to us as "unclaimed" by the local postal service.

UK Customers: If you haven’t received your order after 7 working days, please contact your local sorting office as the postman was probably unable to deliver and they may be holding it for you.

What should I do if my order goes missing?

If your order hasn't arrived 28 days after we posted it, please use our contact page for help.

What should I do if my order arrives damaged?

Despite our best efforts, sometimes items might arrive damaged. We are always happy to replace paper parts or discs that are broken or torn. If this rare occurrence happens with part of your order please use our contact page - in response we may ask for a small JPG image of the damaged article to help us understand if our packaging was insufficient.

In some instances we will ask you to return it to us but please don't do this until you have had a reply letting you know what we can do about it.

For environmental reasons we cannot post a standard plastic jewel case - these often arrive with a crack in them - these are readily available in many stores for low price.

If you are placing another order with us please let us know when you write as we can send your replacement parts with your new order.

How do I order downloads?

We use Burning Shed as our Downloads Store. You'll need to create a downloading account before buying any downloads. Follow the instructions at the Burning Shed website to proceed with your downloads.

If I preorder a title, when will I get charged?

All orders and pre-orders are charged at the time the order is placed.

Is my order secure?

All orders are processed by secure server hosted by Paypal.

If required, how can I find help with adjusting my Blu-Ray and DVD-Audio disc settings?

The information found on http://www.opusproductions.com/disc/setup.html should provide the answers you need.

How do I unsubscribe from the Theo Travis mailing list?

All email newsletters offer an unsubscribe option at the foot of the newsletter. Click that link to immediately unsubscribe from all further Newsletters.

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What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website www.theotravis.com and served by Theo Travis and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user's computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user's computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google's privacy policy here for further information [ http://www.google.com/privacy.html ].

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors if and when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

Email Newsletter

This website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website's email newsletter program. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please use our contact us page.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list].

This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites).

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/1dNVPAW which is a shortened link to Google).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

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