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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Fito Reinoso
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Reve y su Charangon
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starstar Cuba In 1982 Elio Revé made perh...
Rigoberto Rodriguez
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starstarstar Puerto Rico Director y compositor de sa...
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
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star Cuba Gonzalo Rubalcaba is one of...
Rumba Eriera
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star Cuba Innovadores del género de l...
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Salsa del Barrio
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star Spain Bajo la dirección del tromp...
SalsaCrazy
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star United States Home of Salsa Dancing all o...
Saoco
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starstar United States Cuban reggaeton.
Sher Music Co.
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starstarstarstarstar United States The finest in Jazz & Latin ...
Chuck Silverman
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star United States Known worldwide for his DVD...
Sintesis
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starstarstar Cuba Cuba's first prog-rock band...
Snowboy
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starstarstar UK's Ambassador of Afro-Cub...
Sol D' Menta
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starstarstar Puerto Rico Boricua hard rock fusion. S...
Son 14
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starstar Cuba Renowned big-band from Orie...
Soneros All Stars
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starstar Sweden Born of a collaboration bet...
Michael Spiro
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starstarstar United States International Solo Clinicia...
La Sublime
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starstar Cuba La Sublime (sometimes calle...
Tango Project
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starstarstar Argentina A social dance which origin...
Team Timba
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starstar United States Featuring a rotating cast o...
Tiempo Libre
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starstarstarstarstar United States Grammy-nominated Tiempo Lib...
Barbarito Torres
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starstarstar Cuba Celebrated virtuoso laud pl...
Lazaro (Lazarito) Valdés Jr.
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starstarstar Cuba Director, compositor, piani...
Bebo Valdes
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starstar Cuba Through the 1940s and 1950s...
Lazaro Valdes Sr.
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starstarstar Cuba Pianist, professor and lect...