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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Latin Jazz

Album Preview Artist Popularity Charts PTracks
Carnival in San Juan
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Afro-Cuban Jazz
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Snowboy star
Para Puente
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Snowboy star
March of the Jazz Guerillas
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Babatunde Lea star
Descarga en California
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Rebeca Mauleon star
King Conga
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Johnny Blas star
H2O
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Francisco Aguabella star
Live In Havana
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Gonzalo Rubalcaba star
Descarga Cubana
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Joaquin Pozo star
Lazaro Valdes y Son Jazz
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Lazaro Valdes Sr. star
Piano del Solar
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Lazaro (Lazarito) Valdés Jr. star
Pure Mezcla
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Pablo Menéndez & Mezcla star
Latin Jazz Collective with John Nava
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Dimensions
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Felipe Lamoglia star
BEBO
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Bebo Valdes star
We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together
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