Interesting article, sweavo. It's not just salsa, though, there's a lot of "fixing" parts in major jazz and classical recordings too. A lot has to do with economics, too. It may be a "salsa dura" recording but it's not easy for the independent artist or a producer on a limited budget to do it otherwise. You are right about one thing: the amazing professionalism and standards that the Palladium era had. I mean, listen to a Tito Rodriguez album and all of them are in the same room together. If the lead trumpet player misses a note they have to stop and do another take. That's pressure, but the results are magnificent. That said, the top latin jazz big bands still record live in the studio -- like Bebo Valdes' "Bebo de Cuba", the Latin Giants of Jazz, Arturo O'Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra -- so that tradition continues. They record in a way now so some things can be fixed later but for the most part it's still live.