260 pages, filled with musical examples for piano, bass, drum set and salsa percussion instruments. For beginning to advanced players.
Also included are excerpts of musical scores showing how each instrument fits into each variation of salsa, an historical synopsis, numerous photos of salsa artists and an extensive discography of Afro-Caribbean music.
Author/pianist Rebeca Mauleon has recorded and performed with; Carlos Santana, Tito Puente, Poncho Sanchez, Pete Escovedo, The Machete Ensemble, Israel "Cachao" Lopez, Francisco Aguabella, Daniel Ponce, Alex Acuna, Giovanni Hildalgo, Justo Almario, Steve Turre, Joe Henderson ...and many others.
"A true treasure of knowledge and information about Afro-Cuban music." - Carlos Santana
"This will be the Salsa 'Bible' for years to come." -Sonny Bravo (Pianist with Tito Puente)
"This is the book on salsa!" -Mark Levine (Pianist with Cal Tjader)
"An excellent and much-needed resource."-Oscar Hernandez (pianist with Ruben Blades) .