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:   Checo Colon

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Tropical 2005 15 0


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# Name Play Time Info
01  Maria Merced
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3:32 regalame un cariñito can sabor a blues
02  El Farallon de Virgie
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0:47 solo de guitarra
03  Ojos Verdes
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2:42 palito de ron, soca influenciada
04  Primavera
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4:10 el sonido bonito de brazil
05  Reflejos
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3:56 son las 6, el sol baja, de vuelta a casa de la playa
06  Sofia
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4:06 olvida a sofia, sigue dándole a la guitarra
07  Lloro (MamaYoyo)
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4:27 no me quiero ir de Panama, que buena flauta
08  Chica Radio
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4:43 guitarra con la clave de brazil
09  Tu Sabor
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3:15 es que no puedo creer que te tengo por segunda vez
10  Sexo con Amor
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5:14 recuerdos del rock n' roll clásico
11  Caracoles
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4:02 cancioncita caribeña checo style
12  Amor Suicida
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4:07 acordes jazziados, poesía musical
13  Spaghetti Kisses
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3:05 no sabrás decirme adios
14  Lloro (MamaYoyo RadioEdit)
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3:43 ya veo que se eleva esa bandera
15  Primavera (RadioEdit)
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3:44 mucho sentimiento, bonito solo al estilo del jazz
Cantautor (singer/songwriter) puertorriqueño cubre una variedad de estilos y sonidos tropicales. Ponte los audifónos cuando te montes en la bici y tripeatelo.

English - If life is a journey, then Puerto Rican bred singer/songwriter Checo Colón is really living, and piling up the frequent flyer miles along the way. With the release of his sophomore project, MamáYoyó, the journey takes Checo to a rest stop in the heart of Panama where he teamed up with a unique league of Panamanian musicians to put together a blend of Caribbean beats, mixed with alternative rock, and jam based tunes. A much more beat packed album than his debut release, MamáYoyó still carries the elegiac songwriting styles that characterize the young songwriter. While with a much different perspective, MamáYoyó still shows that Checo continues to write the soundtrack to his journey.

Español - Si la vida es un viaje, entonces el cantautor puertorriqueño Checo Colón se la está viviendo en grande y va acumulando las millas a través del viaje. Con su segunda producción, Checo Colón + MamáYoyó, el viaje toma descanso en el corazón de Panamá donde le acompaña una liga exclusiva de músicos panameños para crear su mezcla de ritmos caribeños, enlazados con rock alternativo y melodías basadas en la improvisación. Un proyecto mucho más musicalmente lleno que su álbum debut, MamáYoyó aún carga con el estilo melancólico que caracteriza al joven cantautor. Aunque con una muy distinta visión, MamáYoyó nos hace saber que Checo sigue escribiendo la banda Sonora de su viaje.