Elek Bacsik (22 May 1926-14 February 1993) was a Hungarian jazz violinist and guitarist. Bacsik was of Gypsy descent and probably studied at the Budapest Conservatory but found his primary musical inspiration in bebop pioneers Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. He worked in Paris in the early 1960s (he recorded two albums on guitar and he worked with Serge Gainsbourg on the album “Confidentiel”) and in Las Vegas starting in 1967. Bacsik recorded on guitar on Gillespie’s Dizzy on the French Riviera (1962) and later appeared on violin with Gillespie at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1974. His bebop violin playing is featured on his two albums as a leader, I Love You (1974) and Bird and Dizzy: A Musical Tribute (1975).
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