Co-written by internationally-renowned Latin percussionist Tito Puente and drummer/author Jim Payne, Hudson Musics recent release, Tito Puentes "Drumming With The Mambo King" book and audio CD, provides a step-by-step tutorial for timbales and the application of Latin rhythms to the drumset, a history of Latin music and a comprehensive autobiography of the legendary timbaleros 50-year career. The 192-page book is destined to become a definitive resource for all types of Latin drumming featuring an extensive variety of in-depth, fully researched material, including:
The book/CD package carries a suggested retail price of $35.00 and has been carefully edited to authentically represent Tito Puentes significant contributions to the art of drumming. According to Hudson Music publishers Rob Wallis and Paul Siegel, "We had been working with the maestro for almost two years in preparing the manuscript and CD and in the final days of the books completion, the sad news came that Tito Puente had passed away. However, the content of the book is presented exactly as Tito saw it. Nothing has been changed."