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.


Album Preview Artist Popularity Charts PTracks
Encrucijada Frank Veliz star
Money Money Orquesta d'Soul star
Soy Yo Maraca star
Camino al Cielo Havana NRG! star
MamaYoyo Checo Colon star
La Formula Issac Delgado star
Lo Mejor De Mi Corazon Danny Lozada star
Abriendo Caminos Yorgis Goiricelaya star
The Greatest Beny More star
Sin Chisme Arte Mixto star
Virginia Arte Mixto star
Mis Boleros Lucrecia star
A Todo Ritmo Sergio Bonafonte star
Lo Que Quiero Es Fiesta Maraca star