Nick Travis

Nick Travis (b. Nov. 16, 1925, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - d. Oct. 7, 1964, New York City) was an American jazz trumpeter.

Travis started playing professionally at age 15, playing in the early 1940s with Johnny McGhee, Vido Musso (1942), Mitchell Ayres, and Woody Herman (1942–44). In 1944 he joined the military; after his service he played with Ray McKinley (1946–50, intermittent), Benny Goodman (1948–49), Gene Krupa, Ina Ray Hutton, Tommy Dorsey, Tex Beneke, Herman once more (1950–51), Jerry Gray, Bob Chester, Elliot Lawrence, and Jimmy Dorsey (1952–53). From 1953-56 he was a soloist in the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra. After this he became a session musician for NBC, but played with Gerry Mulligan (1960–62) and Thelonious Monk (1963, at Lincoln Center).

Most of Travis's work was in big bands, but he also played in small ensembles with Al Cohn (1953) and Zoot Sims (1956). He led one session for Victor Records in 1954.

In 1964, Travis died at age 38 as a result of complications from ulcers.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 16th, 1925 (Philadelphia), Died October 7th, 1964 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1943 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 98 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 100672 10/2/1956 Lullaby of the leaves Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100673 10/2/1956 What is there to say Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100674 10/2/1956 See how you are Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100675 10/2/1956 Take care Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100676 10/3/1956 I'll be back for more Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100677 10/3/1956 Misty Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100678 10/3/1956 Here I am in love again Tommy Shepard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100871 10/3/1956 S' posin' Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100872 10/3/1956 Why don't you do right-1 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100873 10/3/1956 King Porter stomp-1 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100874 10/3/1956 After you've gone-1 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100875 10/3/1956 I'll buy that dream-1 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100876 10/3/1956 Take care-2 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100877 10/3/1956 I'll be back for more-2 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100878 10/4/1956 The roarin' fifties-2 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100879 10/4/1956 The sky fell down-2 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100880 10/4/1956 Prisoner of love-3 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100881 10/4/1956 I'm glad there is you-3 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100882 10/4/1956 Temptation-3 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101000 11/20/1956 Desert sunrise Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101001 11/20/1956 Congo mambo Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101002 11/20/1956 My heart stood still Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101003 11/20/1956 Nice work if you can get it Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101529 2/1/1957 Cha cha for Gia Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101530 2/1/1957 Madrid Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 26-50 of 98 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Travis, Nick," accessed November 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/347513.

Travis, Nick. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/347513.

"Travis, Nick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 November 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/347513

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