Got back on my Reference kit today and brushed up on some traditional latin beats. I love seeing guys like Horacio Hernandez, or Alex Acuna go to town on the latin stuff, and I'd love to be able to do that too - but my latin reality was quite different through college and beyond. I initial started doing it for dance classes, and then very traditional latin bands playing for dancers. So professionally, my latin stuff is much more pedestrian and textbook - the same rules apply though: you have to groove and it has to feel good. So I put some time in working on those textbook rhythms today just to make sure I could still do some of them and came up with this little minute (or so) demo!