SE LLAMA SABROSO (They Call it Tasty) by Zona Franka (a zona franca is a duty-free port) is an exciting introduction of a style called "Changüí con flow", a fusion of traditional rural changüí with rap and other urban Cuban music. As the name of the group implies, various musical styles from around the Americas are also featured. The songs are Cuban classics re-imagined in fresh, clever and innovative new arrangements that far differ from the original versions.
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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Timba Real Book
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Fito Reinoso
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Reve y su Charangon
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starstar Cuba In 1982 Elio Revé made perh...
Rigoberto Rodriguez
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Gonzalo Rubalcaba
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star Cuba Gonzalo Rubalcaba is one of...
Rumba Eriera
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star Cuba Innovadores del género de l...
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Salsa del Barrio
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star Spain Bajo la dirección del tromp...
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star United States Home of Salsa Dancing all o...
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starstar United States Cuban reggaeton.
Sher Music Co.
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starstarstarstarstar AF The finest in Jazz & Latin ...
Chuck Silverman
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star United States Known worldwide for his DVD...
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starstarstar Cuba Cuba's first prog-rock band...
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Sol D' Menta
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starstarstar Puerto Rico Boricua hard rock fusion. S...
Son 14
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Soneros All Stars
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Michael Spiro
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La Sublime
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starstar Cuba La Sublime (sometimes calle...
Tango Project
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starstarstar Argentina A social dance which origin...
Tiempo Libre
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starstarstarstarstar United States Grammy-nominated Tiempo Lib...
Barbarito Torres
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starstarstar Cuba Celebrated virtuoso laud pl...
Lazaro (Lazarito) Valdés Jr.
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Bebo Valdes
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starstar Cuba Through the 1940s and 1950s...
Lazaro Valdes Sr.
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starstarstar Cuba Pianist, professor and lect...