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Theo Travis

Theo Travis
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Theo Travis (born 7 July 1964 in Birmingham, England) is a British saxophonist, flautist, and clarinetist. Travis received his degree in music from the University of Manchester specializing in the works of Shostakovich, but is best known for his work in jazz and rock as a performer. In the early 90s, he gained some notice for his work with Jade Warrior, releasing his first solo album around the same time. Since then, he has worked in the spheres surrounding King Crimson, Japan, and Canterbury descendants, including Gong, Jansen / Barbieri / Karn, Robert Fripp, Steven Wilson, No-Man, and so on.
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http://www.theotravis.com
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Soft Machine — Hidden Details Soft Machine — Hidden Details
(Moonjune MJR093, 2018, CD / DL)
Steven Wilson — 4½ Steven Wilson — 4½
(Kscope 347, 2016, CD)
Spirits Burning & Clearlight — The Roadmap in Your Head Spirits Burning & Clearlight — The Roadmap in Your Head
(Gonzo Multimedia HST423, 2016, CD)
Steven Wilson — Hand. Cannot. Erase. Steven Wilson — Hand. Cannot. Erase.
(Kscope 316, 2015, CD)
The Tangent — A Spark in the Aether The Tangent — A Spark in the Aether
(Inside Out Music IOMSECD 419, 2015, CD)
Anekdoten — Until All the Ghosts Are Gone Anekdoten — Until All the Ghosts Are Gone
(Virta 006, 2015, CD, LP)
Soft Machine Legacy — Burden of Proof Soft Machine Legacy — Burden of Proof
(Moonjune MJR052, 2013, CD)
Steven Wilson — Drive Home Steven Wilson — Drive Home
(Kscope 265, 2013, CD+DVD)
Travis & Fripp — Follow Travis & Fripp — Follow
(Panegyric GYRSP1, 2013, CD+DVD)
Steven Wilson — The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories) Steven Wilson — The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories)
(Kscope 242, 2013, CD)
The Tangent — Le Sacre du Travail The Tangent — Le Sacre du Travail
(Inside Out Music 0655-2, 2013, CD)
The Vicar — Songbook #1 The Vicar — Songbook #1
(Discipline DGMSP1, 2013, CD+DVD)
Travis & Fripp — Discretion Travis & Fripp — Discretion
(Panegyric GYRSP2, 2012, CD)
Theo Travis — All I Know - An Anthology Theo Travis — All I Know - An Anthology
(33Jazz 063, 2011, 2CD)
The Tangent — Comm The Tangent — Comm
(Inside Out Music IOMCD 347, 2011, CD)
Steven Wilson — Grace for Drowning Steven Wilson — Grace for Drowning
(Kscope 177, 2011, 2CD)
Soft Machine Legacy — Live Adventures Soft Machine Legacy — Live Adventures
(Moonjune MJR036, 2011, CD)
Tim Motzer + Markus Reuter — Descending Tim Motzer + Markus Reuter — Descending
(1k Recordings 1k018, 2010, CD)
Jade Warrior — Now Jade Warrior — Now
(Repertoire REPUK1129, 2010, CD)
Goldbug — The Seven Dreams Goldbug — The Seven Dreams
(1k Recordings 1k016, 2010, CD)
David Sylvian — Sleepwalkers David Sylvian — Sleepwalkers
(Samadhisound sound cd ss020, 2010, CD)
Gong — 2032 Gong — 2032
(G-Wave AAGWCD001, 2009, CD)
The Tangent — Down and Out in Paris and London The Tangent — Down and Out in Paris and London
(Inside Out Music 50504-2, 2009, CD)
Steven Wilson — Insurgentes Steven Wilson — Insurgentes
(Kscope 114, 2009, CD)
The Tangent — Not as Good as the Book The Tangent — Not as Good as the Book
(Inside Out Music IOMCD 291, 2008, 2CD)
Bass Communion — Pacific Codex Bass Communion — Pacific Codex
(Equation E=mc16, 2008, CD)
No-Man — Schoolyard Ghosts No-Man — Schoolyard Ghosts
(Kscope kscope103, 2008, CD)
Travis & Fripp — Thread Travis & Fripp — Thread
(Panegyric GYRCD001, 2008, CD)
The Tangent — Going off on One The Tangent — Going off on One
(Inside Out Music IOMCD 278, 2007, CD)
Steve Jansen — Slope Steve Jansen — Slope
(Samadhisound cd 0012, 2007, CD)
Steve Jansen — Slope (Remaster) Steve Jansen — Slope (Remaster)
(Burning Shed bshed1305, 2007/2013, 3CD)
Soft Machine Legacy — Steam Soft Machine Legacy — Steam
(Moonjune MJR016, 2007, CD)
Cary Grace — Where You Go Cary Grace — Where You Go
(Door 13 D13 0001, 2007, CD)
Cipher — Elemental Forces Cipher — Elemental Forces
(Burning Shed bshed 0602, 2006, CD)
The Tangent — A Place in the Queue The Tangent — A Place in the Queue
(Inside Out Music IOMSECD 237, 2006, 2CD)
Nine Horses — Snow Borne Sorrow Nine Horses — Snow Borne Sorrow
(Samadhisound ss006, 2005, CD)
The Tangent — The World That We Drive Through The Tangent — The World That We Drive Through
(Inside Out Music IOMACD 2095, 2004, CD)
Dave Sinclair — Full Circle Dave Sinclair — Full Circle
(DSINCS CD1, 2003, CD)
Dave Sinclair — Into the Sun Dave Sinclair — Into the Sun
(DSINCS CD2, 2003, CD)
Theo Travis — Slow Life Theo Travis — Slow Life
(Ether Sound ESCD001, 2003, CD)
Various Artists — Burning Shed Sampler Two Various Artists — Burning Shed Sampler Two
(Burning Shed no#, 2002, CD)
Theo Travis & Mark Hewins — Guerrilla Music Theo Travis & Mark Hewins — Guerrilla Music
(Burning Shed no#, 2002, CD)
Cipher — One Who Whispers Cipher — One Who Whispers
(Gliss glisscd 007, 2002, CD)
Theo Travis — Heart of the Sun Theo Travis — Heart of the Sun
(33JAZZ063, 2001, CD)
Porcupine Tree — Recordings Porcupine Tree — Recordings
(Kscope SMACD840, 2001, CD)
No-Man — Returning Jesus No-Man — Returning Jesus
(Hidden Art hi-art 16, 2001, CD)
Gong — Zero to Infinity Gong — Zero to Infinity
(Snapper Music GAS 0000824 SMA, 2000, CD)
Bass Communion — Bass Communion (2) Bass Communion — Bass Communion (2)
(Hidden Art hi-art 4, 1999, 2CD)
JBK (Jansen Barbieri Karn) — _Ism JBK (Jansen Barbieri Karn) — _Ism
(Medium Productions MPCD9, 1999, CD)
Various Artists — Medium Label Sampler Various Artists — Medium Label Sampler
(Medium Productions MPCD11, 1999, CD)
Cipher — No Ordinary Man Cipher — No Ordinary Man
(Hidden Art hi-art 5, 1999, CD)
Theo Travis Quartet — Passion Dance - Live at Ronnie's Theo Travis Quartet — Passion Dance - Live at Ronnie's
(Ronnie Scott's JHCD 059, 1999, CD)
Porcupine Tree — Stupid Dream Porcupine Tree — Stupid Dream
(Kscope 128132, 1999, CD)
Bass Communion  — Bass Communion Bass Communion — Bass Communion
(Hidden Art hi-art 9, 1998/2001, CD)
Marshall, Travis, Wood — Bodywork Marshall, Travis, Wood — Bodywork
(33JAZZ, 1998, CD)
Theo Travis — Secret Island Theo Travis — Secret Island
(33JAZZ033, 1996, CD)
Porcupine Tree — The Sky Moves Sideways Porcupine Tree — The Sky Moves Sideways
(Delerium DELEC CD 028, 1995, CD)
Theo Travis — View from the Edge Theo Travis — View from the Edge
(33JAZZ083, 1994/2003, 2CD)
Jade Warrior — Distant Echoes Jade Warrior — Distant Echoes
(CDR 106, 1993, CD)

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