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
Rumba Oriente Nana Cantarina star
Bata Ketu Michael Spiro star
BataMbira Michael Spiro star
Sacred Rhythms Ilu Aña star
The Routes of Rumba Pedro Martínez & Román Díaz star
Kuba Sound System Proyecto Giovanni Imparato star
The Orisha Suite Michael Philip Mossman star
Trilogia Ancestros, Vol. 1 Sintesis star
Trilogia Ancestros, Vol. 2 Sintesis star
Trilogia Ancestros, Vol. 3 Sintesis star
Ritmos Cubafricanos Vol. 1 & 2 Ballet Folklorico Cutumba star
Rumbambeo Rumba Video Boogalu Productions star
Rumbambeo Bata Video Boogalu Productions star
Sonando Como Un Cañon Vission Latina star
Buenavista En Guaguanco Ecue Tumba star
En Un Solar De Pogolotti Ecue Tumba star
El Rey De Las Profundidades Irosso Obba star
La Autentica Sublime La Sublime star
Mirando Hacia Afuera La Sublime star
Que Viva La Charanga La Sublime star
Ahora Vengo Con Rumba Joaquin Pozo star
Repica Bien El Tambor Rumba Eriera star
Rumba En El Callejan De Hamel Rumba Eriera star
My Seductive Cuba Musical Companion Chen Lizra star
Entre Amigos Sos Lazaga star