¡Que siga la fiesta!
For the recording I mentioned, I almost want to say it's watered down, and too meticulous. Latin percussion is present, but it's not doing "Latin percussion things," like creating fire, or a mood (like in a bolero or guajira). It's almost like window dressing. Or faux Latin--add the right percussion instruments and play in standard Latin rhythms. Almost like Pepe LePew's faux French...From what I can figure, once an art form become stable -- that is obvious progression / development has ceased -- subsequent artists act more as caretakers to maintain the now established form. (For instance, compare the development of jazz 1920-1970 to 1970-2020...need I say more?)