Thursday, February 24, 2011

A los cuatro vientos :: Hugo Díaz Documentary

Bleary-eyed early breezy morning facebook perusal...Mari posted this gem (below)...Malena, by Hugo Díaz, a version of which I can't find in the discographies. It appears to be on Hugo Díaz Antología Volumen 2, based on the album cover of the YT video, but Malena is not one of the 14 tracks on that album. If anyone knows the true source of this version, please post a comment.

(Note that the best version of Malena for all time is our own Glover John Gill's piano solo on his album "Solo Tango"...but that's just me...here's a review by Valorie Hart on El Firulete. Glover plays live here in Austin two or three times a month. We're very lucky. Very.)



So, I'm browsing and searching and google-ing and blundering around... blurry bleary sleepy coffee-less eyes...google...wiki...tango dj sources...amazon dot com....youtube...and discover that there was a documentary film on Hugo Díaz' life released in 2005. It was directed by Alejandro Larrán and written by Larrán and Luis Cruz. There's not much info about it on imdb, nor much about Larrán.

Note that you can find the soundtrack to the film on iTunes.

So, on to the gist of this post. An enterprising soul uploaded the entire documentary film YouTube - 90 minutes in 9 (nine) parts.

So'as not to put it all at the bottom, here are a few more links, for your own bleary blurry eye'd perusal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Hugo_D%C3%ADaz

http://www.milonga.co.uk/tango/diaz.shtml

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0491303/

La Nacion News Article

Telam News Article

There's probably more out there for the intrepid soul to find...

Here ya go...although, be warned, it's in Spanish with no subtitles...

A los Cuatro Vientos - un homenaje a Hugo Díaz 1


A los Cuatro Vientos - un homenaje a Hugo Díaz 2


A los Cuatro Vientos - un homenaje a Hugo Díaz 3


A los Cuatro Vientos - un homenaje a Hugo Díaz 4


A los Cuatro Vientos - un homenaje a Hugo Díaz 5


A los Cuatro Vientos - un homenaje a Hugo Díaz 6


A los Cuatro Vientos - un homenaje a Hugo Díaz 7


A los Cuatro Vientos - un homenaje a Hugo Díaz 8


A los Cuatro Vientos - un homenaje a Hugo Díaz 9

4 comments:

Peter said...

Hi,

tango.info lists Malena by Hugo Diaz on a couple of albums; maybe you can google these and find something online:
http://www.tango.info/male01

Kind regards,
Peter

Peter said...

Hi Alex,

Try this one, maybe one of the albums listed is available online for sale:
http://www.tango.info/male01

Kind regards,
Peter

Via Kalí said...

WoW! A great collection—thanks for sharing this! This should keep me busy for a while.

Iain said...

Hi Alex,

It's from the Japanese album Hugo Diaz en Buenos Aires
http://eng.tango.info/04988002393633, the one with 24 little photos on the cover.