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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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Fito Reinoso CD Release - West Coast TIMBA update

June 27, 2007

By Latin Pulse Music

West Coast's "Sonero Mayor" Fito Reinoso will release his new CD "Comunicació n" on Monday, July 2, 2007 at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland (510 Embarcadero West). Featuring danceable cuban music at it's best, this timba record showcases Fito's stellar voice and improvisations.
Fito Reinoso Comunicacion

Recorded at Ari Rios' Laughing Tiger Studios in San Rafael, the album features Fito's band 'Ritmo y Armonia' along with some of the finest bay-area all-star players. Always a family affair, Fito's son Julian adds his silky voice to the classic cuban ballad 'Pensamiento'. The album also includes a catchy merengue about viagra 'Si Se Cae Se Levanta' (not that you need the clue), 'Orisan Pagua' a folkloric-laced timba-funk and 'Pueblo Mio', a powerhouse rumba duet with his daughter Genesie.

Another special CD release concert will be held at the San Jose Jazz Festival on August 12 (4pm on the Ford Stage). You can always catch 'Fito Reinoso con su Ritmo y Armonia' every first and third Saturday at the Cigar Bar and Grill (850 Montgomery) in San Francsico's North Beach district. 'Comunicació n' will be available for download here on on July 2.

Fito Reinoso con su Ritmo y Armonia

Se formó la rumba....sin avisar.....

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  • There is a history of musical innovations being forged on the island of Cuba before finally breaking out into the wider world and making their mark on music at large. Books like those by Rebeca Mauleón have enabled more of us to participate in that process. Now, ten years after Rebeca’s last book, Kevin Moore has produced a unique and outstanding set of works which make the last twenty years of Cuban music accessible to anyone who cares to learn to play it. It remains to be seen whether the rest of the world is now ready for an injection of Cuban timba.
    - Keith Johnson, England