Thursday, June 2, 2016

New Latin percussion book by Michael Spiro!

We are happy to announce the publication of a new book by award-winning percussionist Michael Spiro. Entitled "The Language of the Masters: Transcriptions and Etudes of 10 Great Latin Percussion Artists," this book is the first collection of transcribed solos by such artists as Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Orestes Vilato, Manny Oquendo, Armando Peraza, etc.

In addition to the transcriptions, Michael Spiro has written etudes for each artist, summarizing their approach to soloing. Each etude also comes with easily downloadable play-along tracks, one with and one without the solo being present. The end result is a unique and inspiring look into the origins of salsa and Latin jazz percussion. As Karl Perazzo says, “This book allows us to walk through the minds of the legends whose legacies inspire us still.”

Available at 127 pages (including Spiro's 16-page written overview of how to study these transcriptions and incorporate them into your own playing) - $26 book / $19 PDF download.

Another great effort by one of our coolest authors - enjoy! - Chuck Sher

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