Theo Travis’s Double Talk

  • Theo Travis saxophones and flute
  • Mike Outram guitar
  • Pete Whittaker Hammond organ
  • Mark Fletcher drums

Theo Travis’ Double Talk play powerful bluesy progressive jazz, with smoking Hammond organ, explosive guitar solos, emotional tenor sax and flute and all driven by the powerhouse drumming of Mark Fletcher. Promoting their latest album Transgression, this will be an evening of passionate music and haunting instrumental songs from one of Britain’s top jazz saxophonists and flautists and his band.

‘Equally acclaimed in straight-ahead jazz settings, progressive rock bands and experimental ambient music, Theo Travis has an international reputation as one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene’ (Amazon). His many musical interests come together in this distinctive quartet project. Described on BBC Radio 2 as ‘One of the very best young tenor saxophonists of this or any other jazz generation in Britain’, he has appeared on over 120 albums and played at Ronnie Scott’s in London over 70 times. He has worked with David Gilmour, Soft Machine Legacy, Robert Fripp, David Sylvian, Anja Garbarek, Steven Wilson, John Etheridge, Gong and Keith Tippett.

‘Travis' tenor is a warm, mellifluous instrument and together with the luscious, bluesy Hammond organ they create something rather unexpected...a prog-rock/jazz/blues hybrid album of genuine power and excitement.’ BBC website

‘Enthralling modern jazz organ quartet that features himself on tenor, soprano sax and flute, alongside the excellent rock-edged guitar work of Mike Outram, growling Hammond of Pete Whittaker and fine drumming…, all creating a right humdinger of a band.’ Jazzwise magazine

Jazz at Progress is presented in association with Jazz in Reading.

Progress Theatre, Reading on Friday 24 June 2016
Doors Open at 7:00PM
From 7:30PM to 10:00PM
Ticket Price: £13.00 - £15.00*
*booking fee applies