Beyond Salsa Piano is a history and anthology of the role of the piano in the Cuban rhythm section – from its first appearance to the present. In a broader sense, it’s a study of the tumbao – the art of creating music from layers of repeating rhythmic and melodic phrases. Whether these syncopated figures are called tumbaos, guajeos, montunos, riffs or vamps, this Afro-Cuban concept lies at the heart of nearly every popular music genre from salsa to rock , funk, R&B, hiphop and jazz.

While presented as a set of method books, the series doubles as a history course and record collecting guide for listeners, dancers, and players of instruments other than the piano.

Perhaps the most important goal of the series is to provide a comprehensive understanding of how tumbaos are constructed, their central role in the texture of Latin music of all eras, and the endless possibilities they provide for creative composing and arranging.
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Francisco Aguabella
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Alberto GV
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Edesio Alejandro
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star Cuba A former rock musician, Ede...
Alianza
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star Sweden ALIANZA's debut 'Seres Huma...
Adalberto Alvarez
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starstarstarstarstar Cuba El Caballero del Son Cubano...
Akil Ammar
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Ardnaxela
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Arte Mixto
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starstar Cuba Cuban fusion group. Arte Mi...
Los Ases de la Timba
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Avance
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star United States Premier west coast salsa. ...
Azucar Negra
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star Cuba Az�car Negra
Ballet Folklorico Cutumba
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starstar United States José Carrión, former princi...
Lazarito Valdes y su Bamboleo
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Bamboleo (1995-2000)
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José 'Bartolo' Bartolomei
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Johnny Blas
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Anthony Blea
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Los Bocucos
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star Cuba Creators of the 'pilón' rhy...
Sergio Bonafonte
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Boogalu Productions
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BRAILY
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Buena Vista
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Calle Real
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Pedrito Calvo
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Nana Cantarina
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