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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Ilu Aña
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Giovanni Imparato
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IndieGente
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Iris Sandra
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star United States Iris Sandra’s debut album f...
Irosso Obba
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starstar Cuba Irosso Obbá "El rey de las ...
Jesus 'El Zun Zun De La Salsa'
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Generoso Jiménez
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star Cuba Generoso "El Tojo" Jiménez ...
Kephas
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star United States Floridian guitarist and com...
Kinky
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La Bola
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starstarstarstarstar United States Hard-hitting timba from NYC...
Lachy y los Pequeños de la Salsa
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star Cuba Cantante y compositor cuban...
Felipe Lamoglia
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Raul Lara
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star Sweden Cuban singer, percussionist...
Latin Jazz Collective with John Nava
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Sos Lazaga
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star Cuba Percussionist Eduardo Lazag...
Michael Lazarus
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Ramon Lazo
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Babatunde Lea
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Pio Leiva
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Limpia Timpanos
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star Sweden Yaimir Jiménez aka "PITIT" ...
Chen Lizra
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star Canada Chen Lizra is an Israeli-Ca...
Ley Londres
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starstarstar Spain Salsero, cantante, composit...
Los Pleneros de la 21 star United States Los Pleneros de la 21