Travis, Theo

Voiceprint, 2009CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 15.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Theo plays sax leading a core band with Pete Whitaker (B3), Mike Outram (g) and Randy Dodds (d). The program includes eight songs mostly composed by Travis. “Oblivionvile” starts out swinging and then drifts into an eerie mode. That vibe bleeds into the funky beats of “The Relegation of Pluto” including some nice work by Whitaker on the Hammond. That sense of suspense is prevalent throughout the set. One exception is “See Emily Play”, a bouncy jovial tune. We think they saved the best for last with “Portobello” a fusion track with a cool groove!


Publicist: LHPR