Nick Travis, actually Traviscio Nicholas Anthony ( born November 16, 1925 in Philadelphia, † October 7, 1964 in New York City ) was an American jazz trumpeter. He played in the orchestras of Benny Goodman, Woody Herman and Eddie Sauter.
Nick Travis was a professional musician in 1942 and first played in Vido Musso in 1942, at times even with Woody Herman ( 1942-44 ) and Ray McKinley ( 1946-49 ), and later with Benny Goodman ( 1949). After his involvement in the Sauter - Finegan Orchestra from 1953 to 1956 Travis was mainly employed as a studio musician at NBC in New York.
In the 1950s also created recordings with Manny Albam, Tony Aless, Al Cohn, Bill Holman, Elliot Lawrence, Tom Talbert and Zoot Sims, as well as an album under his own name. In the early 1960s, Travis still played on recordings with Cannonball Adderley, Bob Brookmeyer, Chris Connor, Eric Dolphy, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Mark Murphy, Maynard Ferguson and in the Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band.
As a leader
- Nick Travis Quintet: The Panic Is On (RCA Victor, 1954) with Al Cohn (ts ), John Williams ( p), Teddy Kotick ( b ), type Mardigan (dr )
As a sideman
- Gerry Mulligan: Mulligan Plays Mulligan ( Prestige Records, 1951)
- Al Cohn: Cohn 's Tones, 1950/53 ( Savoy Records, 1956)
- Sauter - Finegan Orchestra New Directions In Music (RCA Victor from 1952 to 1958 )
- Maynard Ferguson: The Birdland Dream Band ( Vik, 1956)
- Zoot Sims: Zoot! ( Riverside Records, 1956)
- Woody Herman: The Herd Rides Again ... in Stereo ( Everest Records, 1958)
- Cannonball Adderley: African Waltz ( Riverside Records, 1961)
- Dizzy Gillespie: Carnegie Hall Concert 1961 ( Verve Records, 1962)
- Mark Murphy: That's How I Love The Blues! ( Riverside Records, 1962)
- Stan Getz, Eddie Sauter Orchestra: Mickey One ( MGM Records, 1965)