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 51-75 of 98 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 101531 2/1/1957 Sing something simple Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101532 2/1/1957 You're driving me crazy Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102148 4/2/1957 My sweetie went away Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102149 4/2/1957 Am I blue? Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102150 4/3/1957 See here Miss Bromley Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102151 4/3/1957 Poor Dr. Millmoss Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102152 4/3/1957 All too soon Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102153 4/4/1957 Minor matters Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102154 4/4/1957 Latined fractured Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102155 4/4/1957 Blues from Neither Coast Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102212 4/8/1957 Darn that dream Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102213 4/8/1957 My baby just cares for me Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102214 4/8/1957 Hi-ho Steverino-1 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102215 4/8/1957 I gotta run-1 Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102661 6/10/1957 Too late Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102662 6/10/1957 You're right, I'm wrong Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102663 6/10/1957 Real-eyeful Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102664 6/10/1957 Tom Thumb Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102665 6/10/1957 A smooth one Larry Sonn Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103198 9/16/1957 The blues is everybody's business, part 2 Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103232 9/9/1957 The blues is everybody's business, part 1 Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103281 9/16/1957 Blues bridge Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103282 9/16/1957 The blues is everybody's business, part 3 Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103333 10/1/1957 Blues tag Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103334 10/1/1957 The blues is everybody's business, part 4 Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 51-75 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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