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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Latin Jazz Collective with John Nava

Artist:   Latin Jazz Collective with John Nava

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Latin Jazz 2017 11 0
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$9.99

© 2017 John Nava & Martin Binder. All rights reserved.
Audio album download includes album tracks and cover art.
All audio tracks in MP3-VBR format. About LPM album downloads.
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# Name Play Time Info
01  Boogaloo al ajillo 5:42 groovy vibe composed by Stu Reynolds
02  La malanga 4:58 se acabo ya la malanga (salsa)
03  Nardis 5:02 beautiful full ensemble piece
04  Feo pero sabroso 5:14 featuring Ric Feliciano on vocals and trombone
05  Stella By Starlight 4:04 bolero arrangement of a classic
06  Caravan 5:37 6/8 latin-swing afro-cuban rendition
07  Bésame mamá 4:25 as you know (como tu sabes) hip cha-cha-cha
08  A Night In Tunisia 4:55 killer sax, piano and bass solos
09  Mi tierra 4:13 arrangement featuring the bomba rhythm of Puerto Rico
10  Manteca 4:17 salsafied version of the classic mambo
11  Un viajecito nama' 3:28 percussion trip feat. John Nava and Martin Binder
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Debut album from the Monterey, CA based group the "Latin Jazz Collective with John Nava" packs Caribbean grooves, tasty solos and some killer Salsa. The new pioneers of the California Central Coast jazz scene. For more info on the band click here.

The Latin Jazz Collective is a seven-piece high energy Latin Jazz ensemble led by percussionist John Nava and drummer Martin Binder. Founded in 2010 by their close partnership and common vision, their goal is to perform a wide variety of Afro Caribbean music with passion, precision, and musical authenticity. Creating a rich emergence of original and established contemporary Jazz compositions with traditional and modern Latin rhythms as the prime driving musical force, the Latin Jazz Collective performs in front of audiences far and wide in a variety of settings including public and private concert venues, nightclubs, and festivals. With over 50 years of combined musical experience in the studio, on stage, and in the classroom, the members of the Latin Jazz Collective maintain active performance schedules as band leaders, arrangers, and music educators throughout the Central California Coast and Bay Areas.