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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La Bola
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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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star United States Monterey, California based ...
Sos Lazaga
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star Cuba Percussionist Eduardo Lazag...
Michael Lazarus
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starstarstarstar United States Boricua bassist, mastering ...
Ramon Lazo
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Babatunde Lea
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Pio Leiva
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LG el Xtrasensorial starstar Puerto Rico Rapper, dancer and urban mu...
LPM Licensing Compilation starstarstarstarstar United States Created specifically for te...
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
Los Tres Paraguayos star United States Los Tres Paraguayos
Danny Lozada
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starstarstarstarstar United States Ex-singer/writer of Charang...
Lucrecia
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starstar Cuba Cuban tropical singer Lucre...
M.D. (Machito Diferente)
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star Puerto Rico Artista de música urbana y ...
Manolin "El Medico de la Salsa"
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star Cuba Timba's hottest ex-medical ...
Nelson Manuel
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star Cuba Cantante Nelson Manuel Cotr...
Maraca
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starstarstarstar Cuba Flutist and Composer Orland...
Maravilla de Florida
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starstarstarstar Cuba Led by pianist Norberto Pue...
Marlow Rosado y la Riqueña
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star United States Pianist, Grammy nominated c...