SoundCellar are delighted to welcome back acclaimed saxophonist Theo Travis fronting his band Double Talk. Operating at the fluid interface between jazz, ambient and prog this four piece band also features Mike Outram on guitar, Pete Whittaker on Hammond organ and Nic France on drums.
This gig will take place at The Grasshopper,
139 – 141 Bournemouth Rd, Poole BH14 9HT.
Please note: If parking in either of the car parks at The Grasshopper, you must register your vehicle on one of the dedicated terminals at the bar or in the function room.
For U18s ticket offer, click on ‘Buy Tickets’ (note: offer only available until limited numbers reached)
His many musical interests come together in this distinctive 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 175 albums and played at Ronnie Scott’s in London over 70 times. A long time member and co-leader of the classic jazz rock band Soft Machine, Theo Travis has also worked with Robert Fripp, David Gilmour, David Sylvian, Steven Wilson, John Etheridge, Gong and Keith Tippett amongst others. He has performed all over the world including the USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Scandinavia and the UK. Theo has released 2 albums with Double Talk, both critically and popularly acclaimed.
The band features Theo’s emotional tenor and soprano saxes and flute, the soulful hammond organ playing of Pete Whittaker, the explosive guitar solos of Mike Outram and the powerhouse drumming of Nic France. This will be an evening of passionate music and haunting instrumental songs from one of Britain’s top saxophonists and flautists and his band. Don’t miss! www.theotravis.com
“As a saxophonist, Travis can bridge swing-sax romanticism, Ronnie Laws funkiness, or a little of Andy Sheppard’s quirky, asymmetrical phrasing. As a flautist who sparingly deploys hypnotic electronic assistance, he can be as poetically minimalist as any ECM Records star. But he can be a headlong groover too, and there’s plenty of that on the Double Talk project, with its fierce organ-blasting, driving guitar soloing from the gifted Mike Outram, and no-prisoners drumming from the excellent Nic France” Jazz UK
” 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
“Theo’s powerful bluesy sax playing should be enough to convince that he’s certainly one of the most intelligently accessible players around” Venue
“for those whose tastes run the gamut from pop and rock to prog, ambient and, of course, jazz, Double Talk is an album that pays big dividends for an artist (and group) that deserves to emerge from hidden treasure status” All About Jazz (USA)
Theo Travis: tenor and soprano saxes, flutes
Mike Outram: guitar
Pete Whittaker: hammond organ
Nic France: drums, percussion
All advance ticket buyers will receive an exclusive link to a video of the evening’s performance, available for one monthShare this event
15% pre-show food discount at The Grasshopper. Our regular host The Grasshopper, is kindly offering a 15% discount on food from their restaurant prior to every SoundCellar gig! Just show your ticket for that evening’s performance (the ticket QR code on your phone, or a printout). A table must be booked here or tel: 01202 741463 and food orders placed at least 60 minutes prior to the start time of the gig (eg by 7pm for a 8pm start).
(2) For young people: (i) U18s – FREE entry when accompanied by an adult; (ii) Age 18 to 25 – entry £10 (with NUS / TOTEM card). Simply select the relevant ticket option when booking. The offers are available for over 90% of our gigs, but subject to seat availability, so for some gigs, it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment.
Parking is free at The Grasshopper but you must register your vehicle at the bar.