Frank Tuma | Island Beats

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Island Beats

by Frank Tuma

The title of this CD was driven by the outstanding rhythms and beats provided by Island instruments. If exotic rhythms turn you on, this CD is for you.
Genre: Latin: Salsa
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1. Cuban Salsa
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5:41 $0.99
2. Come Party With Me
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3:59 $0.99
3. Brazil You Are Growing
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5:09 $0.99
4. I'll Find You Again
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6:19 $0.99
5. Calypso Harmony
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5:03 $0.99
6. Mediterranean Salsa
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6:29 $0.99
7. Samba Bad
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5:13 $0.99
8. Watching the Sails and Listening to the Sea
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5:45 $0.99
9. Salsa With My Jazz
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10. Disco is Alive in the Islands
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Album Notes
While attending college, I played at various bars and resorts to help pay for my education as a physicist. This valuable exposure to the life of working musicians convinced me to continue my education and make my way in the world of science. However, life throws interesting curves, and my goals and objectives were tinkered with and music never left the scene. Between extensive business travel and sailboat racing, I was introduced to Central and South America and most of the islands, especially in our hemisphere. Their rhythms and melodies never left me, until they exploded into a never-ending outpouring of musical compositions and a need to share them.

Florida sailing out of Cape Canaveral brought the Bahamas and all of its delicious and outrageous counter beats into my music while the endless surf beating on the hot sands of hundreds of islands brought me their catchy melodies floating on the wind. New Orleans and space rockets brought a mix of sound as tasty as the foods served behind old and rustic exteriors surrounding antique furnishings and indoor courtyards, and the beat goes on. While in Houston, I found myself playing the vibraphones and keyboards with a Hawaiian music group. This added a new musical dimension and lifelong friends who helped me pursue island music beyond my known boundaries. Science taught me about the boundless energy in the universe; traveling by sailboat to hundreds of islands and Central and South America provided me musical experiences well beyond the reach of classrooms, TV and high tech studies.

The creation of music, in my case, is based on the emotional settings and my response to them. This surely produces a uniqueness and originality not found very often. These kinds of experiences never leave me and continuously guide my fingers over the keys.. The energy from the universe, especially at night, stimulates me to compose, arrange and perform music based on all my emotional experiences.

I now live on Pine Island, which is located on the southwest coast of Florida. It is a beautiful and mostly unspoiled place surrounded by estuaries and dozens of little islands where dolphins, manatees and colonies of birds live. In this setting, especially on star filled nights, my creative juices flow with music. Please join me and listen to the rhythms of the universe.


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Marvelous Latin/Salsa Music
You will be dancing to the beats as you listen to the marvelous Latin/Salsa music on the fantastic CD, “Island Beats,” by talented musician Frank Tuma. Tuma has created a well crafted collection of rhythmic instrumental songs that makes one feel as if they are enjoying a warm summer day on a tropical island. Opening up the CD, “Cuban Salsa,” will get your body moving with lively syncopated beats that float around the energetic melody. “I’ll Find You Again,” has a crisp piano that plays the melody with a vibrant flair. You will get a wonderful taste of Latin Jazz on the song, “Salsa With My Jazz,” as this song sparkles with bouncy energy. If you are searching for fun and upbeat Latin/Salsa music to liven up a party, then pop in the excellent album, “Island Beats,” as you will be up and dancing in no time.