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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Ya Llego

Artist:   Ntaya

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Timba 2009 10 0


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# Name Play Time Info
01  Caramelito
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3:41 Nicolás Martinez cantante, director
02  Las Mujeres
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3:27 José Pepe Montes piano, teclados
03  Casimiro
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4:34 Damián Trejo timbales
04  El Doctor Me Receto
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3:32 Juan Pablo Boza congas
05  Ntaya
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3:28 Osvaldo Fleites trompeta
06  Mucho Pa Mi Cartucho
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3:26 Ernesto Fernández flauta
07  Que Bailes Loca
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3:39 Wilbur Rodríguez bajo
08  Todos Somos Hermanos
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4:27 Danier Sánchez bajo 2,9
09  Ya Estoy En La Calle
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3:49 Tomás Cruz, Yanko Puente congas 9, timbal 9
10  Caramelito (Timbaton)
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3:46 Bayron Ramos trombones
Nicolás Martínez has succeded in delivering, from Miami no less, Timba with the hard- core energy we expect to hear in Cuba -tongue in cheek lyrics, gears, cool gears, mind-bending bloques and straight up fun. Featuring Nicloas' original compositions and his steady voice on lead vocals, this collaboration with José "Pepe" Montes of Paulito F.G. fame aslo inclides guest appearances by Michel Calvo (Havana Power Band) and rapper Ekilatero. Recommended.