Virgilio & The Duke

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Composed in Buenos Aires 1995. A tribute to my one and only piano teacher, the late great Virgilio Exposito. He showed me the link between his own classic tangos (Afiches, Naranjo en Flor, etc) and Duke Ellington's compositions. I wrote this track based on that, he helped me later improve some chromaticism and subtle dissonances.
Lina Avellandeda took this composition and added her lyrics as a tribute to another tango legend: Osvaldo Pugliese. I produced an album were she recorded her version with Virgilio Exposito himself on the piano.

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from Themes, track released July 6, 2013
Solo Upright piano.
Recorded in Paris for a Fashion Show soundtrack.
Composed by Daniel Diaz, Buenos Aires 1995
Arranged by DD & Virgilio Exposito, Buenos Aires 1996.

Photo Virgilio Exposito and Daniel Diaz, estudios Ion, Buenos Aires 1996 by Pablo Perez.

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Daniel Diaz Paris, France

Daniel Díaz, developed an intensive career as composer, arranger and producer, while being a multi-instrumentalist session player .
Since 2006 he works for some of the finest music libraries and publishers in France , the U.S.A. Germany and Canada. Many of his compositions have been placed on documentaries and films.
In present time he keeps playing and recording around Europe.
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