Looking for music that features congas, timbalis,

and other such percussion instruments. It need not dominate the music-just have a strong presence.

1) The early Santana albums - Santana, Abraxas, Caravaserai.
2) Widespread Panic, look for live stuff.
3) A lot of Zappa - he had a GREAT rhythm section.
4) Airto Moreira & Flora Purim.
5) Osibisa

Jazz - Tito Puente, Pete Escovedo, Candido, Willie Bobo

Rock - Motet, Mecca Bodega, Snowboy
Steve Tibbets. "Big Map Idea" seems to be a favorite, though I prefer "Exploded View". He's on ECM, and his music is consistent with other artists on the label.