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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Sos Lazaga

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Havana, Cuba 1981 1 0 0
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Percussionist Eduardo Lazaga Salgado started with La Charanga Habanera in 1991 and played timbales on the first four albums.

Español: Eduardo 'Sos' Lazaga, Hijo del afamado maestro ede percusión Enrique Lazaga, nace en la Habana el 2 de enero de 1964. Desde muy niño se ingresa en la escuela de música su padre -Escuela Amadeo Roldán- donde se gradúa como violinista. Más tarde siente una fuerte inclinación hacia la percusión continuando así la tradición familiar, convirtiéndose en uno de los percusionistas más cotizados en el panorama musical cubano. Y desde entonces casi todo el mundo lo identifica con su timbal.

Su vida profesional pasa por orquestas como 'La Sonora Caribeña', 'La Ritmo Oriental' y entonces es cuando junto a David Calzado, forman la Charanga Habanera, desde donde se proyecta internacionalmente durante largos años, hasta que finalmente los músicos de La Charanga Habanera deciden dejar a David Calzado y fundar la popularísima Charanga Forever, donde continua su carrera de éxitos.

Pero al ajetreo de sus continuas giras, y otros motivos, decide instalarse en Francia dando clases de música cubana, y grabando con los mejores grupos del país galo.

Desde varios años tenía la idea de grabar esta producción, así que se la propuso al productor Luis A. Domínguez durante unas sesiones de estudio, y se organizó una audición en la mítica azotea de 23 y 10 (antigua residencia de Eduardo) local donde ensayó en sus principios La Charanga Habanera, y se gestaron sus grandes éxitos.

Junto a Eduardo, en este disco figuran su padre Enrique, y sus hermanos Edel y Eduardo Jr., que sumados a buenos amigos como Piti, Cuchillo, Chá y Córdova, le han dado forma a esta obra que bascula entre los clásicos, el Afro y el Cuban Jazz, mostrándonos nuevos matices que nos da la música cubana, en las manos de este maestro de la percusión.

English: Eduardo 'Sos' Lazaga, son of the famous percussionist Enrique Lazaga, was born in Havana on January 2, 1964. Enlisted as a pupil in his father's class at the Amadeo Roldán School of Music, at a very early age, he graduated as violinist. Later Eduardo felt a strong inclination towards percussion, continuing this way the familiar tradition, turning into one of the most quoted percussionists in the Cuban musical panorama.

His professional life passes by bands as 'La Sonora Caribeña', 'La Ritmo Oriental' and then it is when along with David Calzado they formed 'La Charanga Habanera', from where he is projected internationally during long years, until finally the musicians of La Charanaga Habanera decided to leave David Calzado and establish the popular band 'Charanga Forever', where Eduardo continued his career of successes.

But the bustle of his continuous tours and other reasons he decided to settle in France giving classes of Cuban music, and recording with the best bands there. From a few he had the idea of recording this production, so he proposed it to the producer Luis A. Dominguez during a few studio sessions, then an audition ws organized in the mythical roof 23-12 (Eduardo’s ancient residence) place where his rehearsals in the beginning of La Charanga Habanera were settled, and their big successes grew up.

Along with Eduardo, in SOS Lazaga are his father Enrique, and his brothers Edel and Eduardo Jr. that joined to good friends as: Piti, Cuchillo, Chá, Córdova, have shaped this work that tilts between the classic Cuban Genres, the Afro and the Cuban Jazz, showing us the new tones that the Cuban music offers from the hands of this master of the percussion.