Angels in Golden Mud

In the brief artist comments that accompany this disc—recorded live at the Prism in Charlottesville, Virginia—William Parker shares his philosophy that if “every human being in the world played one hour of music at the beginning of each day there would be no world turmoil.” The opening track, “Angels in Golden Mud,” gives the listener a window into just how Parker and Bill Cole might start their days. The two players reach out to connect with the wide world via instrument, the didgeridoo of Australia and the doson ngoni from Mali, and then intimately chatter with one another, as if alone in deep confidence.