New Album from Verny Varela y La Tropa - La Rumba No Se Acaba - Salsa Dura de Colombia
Música tropical de Cuba y Francia - Rubén Paz y Chéverefusión
LA TIMBA LA TRAIGO YO - Nuevo Disco de Robert Armas y los Conquistadores de la Salsa
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.

Locos Por El Son

Artist:   Adalberto Alvarez

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Son 1997 9 0


© 1997 Caribe Productions Inc.. All rights reserved.
Audio album download includes album tracks and cover art.
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# Name Play Time Info
01  Las Caras Lindas
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4:48 somos la melaza que rie, la melaza que ama
02  Recordando Al Sonero
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4:37 ...yo vengo montuneando...ahi namá
03  Sones de Matamoros
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7:31 contigo me voy mi santa aunque me cuesta morir
04  Como Podre Olvidarla
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4:50 si todavía la quiero, si por ella me muero
05  Acerca El Oido
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3:54 dejame decirte al oigo que te quiero mucho
06  Tributo
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5:41 por eso soy sonero del corazón
07  Mamaita No Quiere
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4:47 si bailo con mamaita hoy la tierra va a temblar
08  El Son De La Madrugada
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5:01 borrar del pensamiento tu recuerdo
09  Me Voy Contigo
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5:24 ay mamá como juega esa trompeta
This album delivers what the title promises -straight up classic Cuban son and descargas (jams). There is great interplay between the vocalists and master trumpeter Julio "Julito" Padrón. Check him out on "Recordando Al Sonero" and "Me Voy Contigo". Live versions of many of these tunes are available on En Vivo, which was recorded in Milan, Italy.

If anyone has any information on this record -especially the names of the participating musicians- please email me at michael [at]