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Depends on your taste in percussion music. Here are a few I like:
Evelyn Glennie - Drumming
Safri Duo - Works for Percussion, Goldrush
Babatunde - Love Drum Talk
Glenn Kotche (Wilco's drummer) - Mobile
Mickey Hart - Planet Drum
I also have several recordings that are mostly or exclusively marimba performances. I love the sound of that instrument.
There is a recording by Evelyn Glennie with the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin. "The Music of Joseph Schwantner". It is superbly recorded and better than good, highly recommended. The last cut provides a narrative by Vernon Jordan of the words of Martin Luther King much of it referring to black history and slavery, very powerful stuff. Maybe this is what you are referring to?
While an 'audiophile' percussion album is fun to listen to, I liken it to listening to recordings of trains, helicopters, and sound effects. There's great percussive MUSIC out there. If, instead of focusing on how well yr rig is reproducing a sound, and you feel like being physically moved and excited by a 'performance', Latin music, dance & Jazz, is a veritable universe of diverse wonderful music to be explored! There's very rarely any mention of any type of Latin music here so I chalk it up to unfamiliarity but I sometimes wonder about the latino audiophiles that 'lurk'. Here's one that should test yr system. Featuring two of the best musicians around on their respective instruments; 'Traveling Through Time' - Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez & Giovanni Hidalgo. Featuring only the 2 of them on drums and congas, a percussion masterpiece!!!
Brent Lewis 'Earth Tribe Rhythm' is a classic from the day, also checkout LessLoss website for free Drum Duet (24/96 kHz) download. Another member mentioned here Babatunde's 'Love Drum Talk' but also checkout Babatunde's 'Circle of Drums.' There are some wonderful solo recordings of vibes worth a listen and that's percussion too (c: