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
Patakin Bobi Cespedes star
Adalberto En Vivo Adalberto Alvarez star
Locos Por El Son Adalberto Alvarez star
Caliente Caliente Adalberto Alvarez star
Barbarito Torres Barbarito Torres star
Havana Cafe Barbarito Torres star
Masters of Cuban Son Conjunto Progreso star
The Next Generation Buena Vista star
Calentando La Ilusion Edesio Alejandro star
Generoso Que Bueno Toca Usted Generoso Jiménez star
Soneros de Verdad Presents Pío Leiva Pio Leiva star
Para Todos los Tiempos Raul Planas star
La Academia Del Son Conjunto Chappottin star
Una Nueva Generacion Conjunto Chappottin star
Ay Candela! Los Bocucos star
Cubano Soy Raul Lara star
Tito y su Son de Cuba Heriberto "Tito" González star
Latest Hits Son 14 star