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 76-98 of 98 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 103490 10/11/1957 Maria Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103491 10/11/1957 Prologue and Jet song Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103492 10/11/1957 Tonight Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103493 10/11/1957 Something's coming Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103494 10/11/1957 Somewhere Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103495 10/11/1957 Finale: I feel pretty/America/One hand Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104101 1/28/1958 My heart stood still Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104102 1/28/1958 On a Sunday by the sea Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104103 1/28/1958 I hear music Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104104 1/28/1958 Swing into Spring Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104497 3/3/1958 Duke's place Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104498 3/3/1958 In a sentimental mood Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104499 3/3/1958 Sophisticated lady Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104500 3/3/1958 Prelude to a kiss Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104508 3/4/1958 Satin doll Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104509 3/4/1958 Solitude Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104510 3/4/1958 It don't mean a thing Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104511 3/4/1958 Mood indigo Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104517 3/5/1958 I'm beginning to see the light Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104518 3/5/1958 Don't you know I care Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104519 3/5/1958 In a mellow tone Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104520 3/5/1958 The sky fell down Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca N 1403 10-in. 1/8/1944 Crying sands Woody Herman Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 76-98 of 98 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Travis, Nick," accessed December 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/347513.

Travis, Nick. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/347513.

"Travis, Nick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 December 2021.

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

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