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.


Home Base Established Albums Charts
Miami (FL), United States 1980 1 0
This artist has albums available.
Contact us to license Latin music.
Click on each album title for an expanded view.
Album Name Preview Style Price
Alternative text
Charanga $10.99 Buy_now_audio
All acoustic cuban music group led by violinist Gerardo Aguillon and flautist Gerardo Pena.

Chaonda is the brainchild of violinist virtuoso Gerardo Aguillon and the excellent flutist Gerardo Pena. It is an all-acoustic live band that has transcended the musical spectrum of Latin Cuban music. Chaonda promises to bring to life the fundamentals of the Cachao, Aragon and Fajardo era of Latin and Cuban heritage music...

The concept for Herencia was to honor the great charanga bands of the past, among them La Orquesta Aragon, and they have achieved an incredible sound and quality in this recording. If you like dancing to classic cuban rhythms, this CD is for you. Incredibly happy music to keep your spirits going.