Tracing more than 100 years of development, Mauleon explores the range and variety of the piano's role in popular Afro-Caribbean music, from its early beginnings to the latest in contemporary styles. 101 Montunos
is a journey through dozens of styles which form the basis of modern-day Salsa and Latin Jazz, from the Cuban danzon and songo to the Puerto Rican bomba and Dominican merengue.
This guide gives detailed examples of the most popular rhythms in Afro-Caribbean music, and includes recorded performances on CDs by the author herself. With a bi-lingual (English/Spanish) text, 101 Montunos gives the reader a glimpse into the intricate and syncopated world of Latin piano-playing, featuring well over 100 montuno patterns and variations -- most including bass lines -- as well as several solo fragments by some of the most renowned pianists in the field.
This book and 2-CD package is a must for any pianist or keyboardist wishing to explore the detailed history and technique of this marvelous art form.