I just finished writing an arrangement of Love for Sale as a mambo. A month ago, I would not have been able to do this, as I was ignorant (and maybe still am) about Afro-Cuban styles. Now, I have a little help with the "Salsa Guidebook for Piano & Ensemble" by Rebeca Mauleon. It really helped me to grasp the basic roles for each rhythm section member. It was recommended to me and I recommend it to you.
Dr. Michael Kearns
Musician, educator, husband, father, web designer ... my life is like a mosaic with each piece vying for my attention.