Travis Shook

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Travis Shook
Birth name Larry Travis Shook
Born (1969-03-10)March 10, 1969
Origin Oroville, California, U.S.
Genres Hard bop
Jazz fusion
Modal jazz
Mainstream jazz
Post bop
Instruments Piano

Travis Shook (born March 10, 1969 in Oroville, California) is a jazz pianist who made his eponymous Columbia Records debut in a quartet that included Tony Williams and Bunky Green. He received much critical acclaim for this first effort, but failed to hold on to the contract when Sony purged a large percentage of the Columbia jazz roster upon acquiring the label in 1993. After spending some time as a member of the Betty Carter Trio, he dropped out of the public eye for a number of years.

In 1993, Shook and his wife, jazz singer Veronica Nunn, started their own record label, Dead Horse Records, which has released four recordings to date. Shook grew up in Olympia, WA, moved to New York City in the mid-1990s and currently resides in Woodstock, NY.

Selected discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Travis Shook
  • Awake
  • Travis Shook Plays Kurt Weill
  • Travis Shook - Trio

As sideman[edit]

With Sonny Simmons

  • American Jungle

With Veronica Nunn

  • American Lullaby
  • Standard Delivery
  • The Art of Michael Franks

With Thomas Marriott and Ray Vega

  • East-West Trumpet Summit

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