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Giras: Maykel Blanco y Salsa Mayor
Fotos: Tom Ehrlich : 2016 Chicago Jazz Fes...
Giras: Havana D'Primera
Giras: Calle Real
Reportes: Report From Chicago
Giras: Gente D' Zona
Reportes: From The St... : Cubadisco 2...
Resenas: Sin Escala - (Unicornio) Releas...
Resenas: La Salsa TIene Mi Son - (Bis Mu...
Giras: Revé, Orquesta
Giras: Wil Campa & La Gran Unión
Giras: Los 4
Giras: Emilio Frias "El Niño" y La Ve...
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The Roots of Timba, Pt I - 1947-Adivínalo
notes: In the second tumbao, the bass reinforces first the voices and then the horns, hinting at motivo, a rhythm section "gear" we'll be studying in Volume II.
(first 4 claves ... variations continue until end)
notes: This is the earliest example I've found where the bass improvises around the tumbao -- taking a basic idea and playing it differently each time, creating longer phrases from the variations. The recording quality is primitive but the bass playing is extremely modern and, like so many other aspects of Arsenio's music, would fit nicely in a modern timba track.