For The Love Of Open Spaces

by Steve Lawson and Theo Travis

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    In MP3 format, you get the following albums:

    My Solo Albums:

    1 :: And Nothing But The Bass: Live At The Troubadour (2000)
    2 :: Not Dancing For Chicken (2002)
    3 :: Lessons Learned From An Aged Feline Pt 1 (2002)
    4 :: Grace And Gratitude (2004)
    5 :: Lessons Learned From An Aged Feline Pt 2 (2004)
    6 :: Behind Every Word (2006)
    7 :: Lessons Learned From The Fairly Aged Felines (2006)
    8 :: Ten Years On: Live In London (2010)
    9 :: 11 Reasons Why 3 Is Greater Than Everything (2011)
    10 :: Believe In Peace (2012)
    11 :: What The Mind Thinks, The Heart Transmits (2014)
    12 :: A Crack Where The Light Gets In (2015)
    13 :: The Way Home (2015)

    Steve and Lobelia Albums:

    14 :: Live In Nebraska (2008)
    15 :: Live So Far (2010)

    Other Collaborations:

    16 :: Conversations (Steve Lawson and Jez Carr) 2002
    17 :: For The Love Of Open Spaces (Steve Lawson and Theo Travis) 2003
    18/19 :: Live in Cambridge (Steve & Theo, previously unreleased, double length official bootleg) 2005
    20 :: Numbers (Lawson/Dodds/Wood) 2008
    21 :: Slow Food (Steve Lawson and Trip Wamsley) 2010
    22 :: Infrablab (Trip Wamsley and Steve Lawson) 2010
    23 :: Hidden Windows(Steve Lawson and Neil Alexander) 2012
    24 :: Invenzioni (Steve Lawson and Mike Outram 2012
    25 :: Nothing Can Prepare (Steve Lawson and Andy Williamson) 2012
    26 :: The FingerPainting Sessions Vol 1 (Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman) 2013
    27 :: The FingerPainting Sessions Vol 2 (Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman) 2013
    28 :: Diversion (Steve Lawson and Jon Thorne) 2014
    29 :: Marinate (Steve Lawson and Julie Slick) 2014
    30 :: Ley Lines (Phi Yaan-Zek, Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards) 2015


    :: Steve Live in Belgium (45 minutes - MP4)


    :: "Rock And Roll Is Dead" = Steve's novel.

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Released in 2003, this is a collection of improvised-in-the-studio duets by Steve Lawson (bass and looping) and Theo Travis (alto flute, soprano sax and looping) - I think it's true that everything on the album was a first-take - we tried recreating some of the improvs at the time, but the first versions were always the best...

Very little of it sounds improvised - this was the peak of a particularly fertile time in music for me, and working with Theo was an amazing experience. Please see for more on his music...

Have a listen, and if you like it, you can grab the download, paying what you think it's worth...


released September 9, 2003

Steve Lawson - bass/looping
Theo Travis - flute/sax/looping

Recorded, mixed, mastered by Steve Lawson




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Steve Lawson UK

The UK's most celebrated solo bassist, here with lots of looped/layered solo albums, & collaborations, most notably with genius singer Lobelia. Dig in deep, there's a lot to discover.

Pretty much all the music here is 'Pay What You Think It's Worth', so listen as much as you like, & do what it says on the tin...

As the website strap-line goes, it's the soundtrack to the day you wish you'd had.
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