Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Guitar Conceptions of Elek Bacsik

Hungarian guitarist Elek Bacsik is a cousin of Django Reinhardt, and has continued his tradition of blending swing and gypsy elements into a coherent, expressive jazz mode. Bacisk initially studied classical violin and played gypsy songs in Budapest, then switched to jazz guitar. As a teen, he recorded in a band with alto saxophonist Geza Szabo and trumpeter Jozsef Quitter, then later toured Europe with Mihaly Tabanyi's band. Bacisk moved to Paris in 1959, and through the early and mid-'60s recorded and played with visiting American musicians, among them Art Simmons, Quentin Jackson, Lou Bennett and Dizzy Gillespie. He also did sessions heading his own bands. Bacsik came to America in 1966, and worked from 1967-1974 with Teresa Brewer before cutting his own sessions. He appeared at the 1974 Newport Jazz Festival and 1984 Olympic Games Jazz Festival in Los Angeles.
Ron Wynn

Source :

Elek Bacsik
Guitar Conceptions


1 Conception (Shearing)  3:17
2 Tenderly (Gross, Lawrence)  3:48
3 Work Song (Adderley, Brown)  3:31
4 Over the Rainbow (Arlen, Harburg)  2:28
5 Loin du Brésil (Chaumelle, Latinen)  3:37
6 La Saison des Pluies (Bacsik, Gainsbourg)  3:58
7 Three to Get Ready (Brubeck)  2:00
8 The Midnight Sun Will Never Set (Cochran, Jones, Salvador)  3:23
9 Gemini (Heath)  4:08
10 So What (Davis)  3:54
11 Goodbye (Jenkins)  3:57
12 Room 608 (Silver)  2:21


Elek Bacsik - g
Maurice Vander - org [# 2, 6, 9]
Guy Pedersen - b
Daniel Humair - b
Pepito Riestra - perc [# 5]

Recorded Paris ; Autumn 1963


george said...

Thank You

deGallo said...

Thank you for Bacsik

Danneau said...

Encore un dont le nom m'est étranger, mais ce sera l'aventure de cet après-midi. Merci.

Blue Eyes said...

Danneau will not be disappointed with this album, great post Mel!

LaroSwing said...

Merci beaucoup Melanchthon pour toutes ces merveilles! Pas facile de trouver du Elek Bacsik en bonne qualité sonore...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this one quite a few others. i'm allways amazed by visiting here, man! thanx a lot

L.O.L. said...

I'm downloading all the files on this blog. It will take months. But is it really worth. This is the best blog of all time. Take care. :)

Le Porc Rouge said...

This is truly beautiful stuff! Big thanks!

Chris said...

thanks Mel for another installment from Elek Bacsik

matt said...

This dude is so fuckin' good. Thanks for both of these. I dig his style.

Fred Archtop said...

Incredible album from an incredible musician. Thanks Mel.

daniel genovese said...

Thank you

AmyBRAINS said...


Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Kovina Kris said...

Brand new to me. Thank you!

Melanchthon said...

Anonymous said...

I shall repeat what i said elsewhere in your blog, Dear MM: "When I asked my Hungarian friend why do Hungarians overindex vs. world population on world-class composers, musicians, conductors, et al., my Hungarian friend responded: because we like to dance and drink."

Anonymous said...

L'ange nommé
du mélange sensationnel!

Anonymous said...

L'ange nommé Mel
du mélange sensationnel!