This book allows us to walk through the minds of the legends whose legacies inspire us still.”
— Karl Perazzo
(Plus a BONUS Giovanni Hidalgo transcription!)
This book is the first collected, comprehensive analysis of all these great masters of Latin percussion, giving them the respect and attention they deserve. Getting inside the minds of these artists will help you find your own voice as you become more fluent in the language of Latin Percussion improvisation.
Perfect for intermediate to advanced percussionists to learn salsa and Latin jazz by studying the major figures in the genre.
This is the ideal book for student and academic auditions — absolutely the first of its kind!
Spiral-bound, 127 page text, with 20 easily downloadable audio tracks.
Michael Spiro is known throughout the world as one of Latin music's finest percussionists. He has performed with some of the all-time greats of Afro-Cuban music, including Cachao, Eddie Palmieri, and Changuito, and has also performed with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, David Byrne, McCoy Tyner, Carlos Santana, Gilberto Gil, and Toninho Horta.
A Grammy-nominated recording artist and producer, Michael has been recorded on literally thousands of CDs. He is also the author of Sher Music Co.'s The Conga Drummer's Guidebook, and is currently a Professor of Music at Indiana University.