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.

A Bailar El Toca Toca

Artist:   Adalberto Álvarez

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Salsa 1995 9 0
# Name Play Time Info
01  Llego la orquesta
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2:46 introduccion al swing de Adalberto y su son
02  A bailar el toca toca
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5:24 eo eo e, eo eo a, esta nache estamos de fiesta
03  Como podre olvidarla
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4:47 te entrego mi amor con esta salsita romantica
04  Somos latinos
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5:23 nos gusta el mar, bailar con el Gran Combo y Los Van Van
05  Tributo
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5:41 trato con estas notas de ser humilde ante tu valor
06  Fin de semana es la cita
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5:36 tu tienes problemas y yo mis situaciones
07  Recordando al sonero
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4:38 vaya Julio Padron con sentimiento, que descarga
08  Mi amo fugaz
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3:30 bolero con buenos vientos
09  El son de la madrugada
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4:59 esos metales estan bien jazz-eados
Newly remastered Adalberto release with some really great songs, again featuring the stellar voice of Aramis Galindo among others. "Somos Latinos" is very inspiring in its presentation of what unites latinos -everything mentioned in the lyrics rings true.

SOMOS LATINOS - Adalberto y su Son - LIVE
Adalberto Álvarez y su Son - Bailando en la Tropical