Kevin Moore – author of the “Beyond Salsa” series, currently 21 volumes – is the editor of the world’s largest Cuban music website, www.timba.com, and the author of the popular “Tomás Cruz Conga Method”, a 3-volume series published by Mel Bay Publications, available on amazon.com, and used as textbooks at various colleges and educational institutions. Kevin also produced, co-wrote, and played on the salsa CD “Salsa Gitana”, available at latinpulsemusic.com. The CD reached the semi-final level in the 1998 Grammy Award process. The author has also written several “online books” on various aspects of Cuban music, available for free as a public service on timba.com.
Beyond Salsa Bass, Vol. 2 covers the same period as Beyond Salsa Piano, Vol. 2 – Cuba from 1940-1959, aka, the “golden age of Cuban music”. After a theoretical chapter covering clave alignment and rhythmic breaks, or cierres, the second chapter, over 100 pages, is devoted to the bass tumbaos and cierres of Arsenio Rodríguez. […]