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|
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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