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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M.D. (Machito Diferente)
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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...
Pedro Martínez & Román Díaz
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starstarstar United States The Routes of Rumba (Rumbos...
Rebeca Mauleon
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starstar United States A prolific Latin Jazz artis...
Bárbaro Fines y su Mayimbe
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star Peru Led by pianist and composer...
Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor
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star Cuba Maikel Blanco is one of the...
Michel Maza
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starstarstar Cuba Ex-Charanga Habanera heavyw...
Pablo Menéndez & Mezcla
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star Cuba Mezcla, under the direction...
Explosion Suprema Miki Flow
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starstarstar United States Hip-hop leader and MC from ...
Haila María Mompié
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starstarstar Cuba A voice carrying beautiful ...
Carlos Montoya
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star Spain Carlos Montoya (13 December...
Kevin Moore
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starstarstarstarstar United States A violinist and composer, K...
Beny More
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starstarstar Cuba All-time greatest Cuban mus...
Michael Philip Mossman
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star United States A fine hard bop trumpeter w...
Avelino Muñoz
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starstarstarstar Puerto Rico Comediante y figura destaca...
Music of Mexico
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starstarstar Mexico The music of Mexico is dive...
Music of Puerto Rico
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starstarstarstar Puerto Rico The music of Puerto Rico ha...
Music Sales Group
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starstarstarstarstar United Kingdom Una familia internacional d...
SBS Abel Nama
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star Mexico Artista de hip-hop en Españ...
Nati Cano's Mariachi Los Camperos
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star United States Nati Cano's Mariachi Los Ca...
NG La Banda
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star Cuba Creators of the Timba genre...