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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Calle Real
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Pedrito Calvo
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Nana Cantarina
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Bobi Cespedes
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Chalo y su Ache starstarstar United States Los Angeles based, Cuban bo...
Chaonda
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starstar United States All acoustic cuban music gr...
Charanga Forever
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starstarstarstarstar Cuba Charanga Forever was fo...
Charanga Habanera
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starstarstarstarstar Cuba Led by David Calzado, Chara...
Ciclon Cubano
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Checo Colon
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starstar Puerto Rico Cantautor (singer/songwrite...
La Combinación de la Habana
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starstarstarstar Cuba Bajo la dirección del piani...
Conjunto Chappottin
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starstarstarstarstar Cuba Conjunto Chappottín and his...
Conjunto Progreso
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star United States Grammy nominated Conjunto P...
Contrabando
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starstarstarstar Belgium Contrabando is a musical pr...
Cuban Timba All Stars
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starstarstarstarstar United States Miami supergroup keeps timb...
Cubanacan
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Anibal de Gracia
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Issac Delgado
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starstarstarstarstar Cuba El Chévere de la Salsa Cuba...
Jesus Diaz y su QBA
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starstarstarstar United States Multi-instrumentalist, arra...
Don Perignon
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starstar Puerto Rico Timbalero y arreglista puer...
Tirso Duarte
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star Cuba Tirso Duarte is the most ta...
Ecue Tumba
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starstarstarstar Cuba Ecué Tumba (amigo tumbador)...
Eddie-K
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starstar Cuba #1 Reggaeton group in Cuba ...
Michael Gerald
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star United States Michael Gerald is one of Mi...
Yorgis Goiricelaya
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starstarstarstar United States Sought after bassist and pi...