SE LLAMA SABROSO (They Call it Tasty) by Zona Franka (a zona franca is a duty-free port) is an exciting introduction of a style called "Changüí con flow", a fusion of traditional rural changüí with rap and other urban Cuban music. As the name of the group implies, various musical styles from around the Americas are also featured. The songs are Cuban classics re-imagined in fresh, clever and innovative new arrangements that far differ from the original versions.
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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Artist:   Frank Veliz

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Tropical 2009 4 0


© 2009 Frank Veliz. All rights reserved.
Audio album download includes album tracks, liner notes, lyric sheets and cover art.
All audio tracks in MP3-VBR format. About LPM album downloads.
# Name Play Time Info
01  Vamonos De Fiesta
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4:04 riquísimo timbaton
02  Ella No Sabe
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4:26 salsa con swing
03  Sube Sube
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3:56 reggeaton a lo cubano
04  Encrucijada
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5:08 timba del corazón
Intended as an offering to highlight his vocal talents, this is the first solo release by Madrid-based, Cuban singer and composer Frank Véliz.

Known as a vocalist for the European tours of acclaimed producer Sergio George's group DLG, for his first solo release Frank has assembled an all-star group featuring bassist Joel Domínguez and José "Pepito" Montes, both ex-Paulito FG band members. Here are two (2) free tracks courtesy of Frank Véliz:

   interpretación del bolero Solo Tú Me Sabes Comprender de Beny Moré
arreglo de la canción popular You Could Be The One de Brain McKnight
[ambas pistas son descargas gratis - free download]

Frank Veliz - Encrucijada

Featured Musicians on "Encrucijada" by Frank Véliz
Joel Domínguez - bass
Orestes Machado - trumpet, solo on "Vamonos de Fiesta"
Edward Machado - trombone, solo on "Ella No Sabe"
José "Pepito" Montes - piano on "Encrucidaja", keyboards, all keyboard programming
Miguel Ángel Baheza - saxophones
José Mendoza - sound engineer