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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Compilation

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Reggae Thong
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Party Time star
Tomate Mix
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Party Time star
Songs & Dances of Puerto Rico
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Jibaro Hasta el Hueso
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Viento de Agua Unplugged
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Raices Boricuas con Sandra Roldan
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Tengo Puerto Rico en Mi Corazon
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Blind Troubador of Oaxaca
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Mariachi Music of Mexico
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Canciones Juveniles con Chago
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Llegaron Los Camperos
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Sones Jarochos from Veracruz
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My Seductive Cuba Musical Companion
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