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.

Para Bailar Casino

Artist:   Adalberto Álvarez

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Salsa 2003 11 0
# Name Play Time Info
01  Para Bailar Casino
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3:55 y donde esta la gente que me esta escuchando
02  Loco Enamorado
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4:18 una salsita romantica a lo Adalberto
03  Raices
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4:54 bonita Africa llevo el sabor
04  Deja La Mala Noche
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5:14 toda la noche con el mismo ambiente, con el mismo trago
05  Esa Mujer
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5:42 ella ha sido mi tormeto y mi felicidad
06  Tumba Timbal Y Bongo
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5:14 canto a los rumberos y bailadores
07  Señora
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6:13 a mi mente vienen los recuerdos de tiempos pasados
08  El Hechizo
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5:30 se le ha abierto una herida que ahora no puede cerrar
09  Maquina Para Bailar
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4:10 check out Ravel's Bolero quoted in the mambo
10  Son Para Un Amor Sincero
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4:08 el sonido del son cláasico cubano
11  Loco Enamorado (Bolero)
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3:01 ahora si este tema tiene su swing
A very effective blend of salsa, son and timba, this is another super-danceable record from Adalberto Álvarez -this time specifically aimed at the "Casineros". Casino is a very cool group dance, mostly in a wheel form ation, that was popular in the 1950's and is now getting hot again. The title track will not get out of your head for write some time! A party classic.

tr title composer arranger lead singer(s)
1 Para bailar casino Alvarez Linares Michel González
2 Loco enamorado Alvarez Linares Yasser Fernández
3 Raíces Alvarez Linares Aldo Miranda
4 Deja la mala noche Alvarez Linares Michel González
5 Esa mujer Osnel Odit Linares Yasser Fernández
6 Tumba, timbal y bongó Alvarez Linares Aldo Miranda
7 Señora Alberto Cárdenas Linares Michel González
8 El hechizo Alvarez Linares Yasser Fernández
9 Máquina para bailar Alvarez Linares Michel González
10 Son para un amor sincero Lourdes Torres Linares Aldo Miranda
11 Loco enamorado Alvarez Linares Yasser Fernández

Para Bailar Casino (Live) Gothenburg

Musicians on "Para Bailar Casino"

Adalberto Álvarez Zayas - coro

Dorgeris Alvarez Balart - piano

Aldo Isidro Miranda Alvarez - vocals

Yasser Fernández Escalona - vocals

Engels Pedro Contreras Tórtolo - vocals

René Sixto Oviedo Ayala - bajo

Roberto Linares Brown - teclado

Luis Orlando Álvarez Artola - timbales
Tumba, Timbal y Bongó (Live) Gothenburg

Joel Cuesta Fernández - congas

Ulises Texidor Pascual - bongó

Eduardo Enrique Carranza Acevedo - güiro

Adonis Rodríguez Rodríguez - trumpet

Uyuni Martínez Romero - trumpet

Jorge Oliva González - trombone

Roilan Borrero Dunet - trombone