Toshimaru Nakamura / English One Day 

CD Release, Toshimaru Nakamura (no input mixer) and English / Bonnie Jones and Joe Foster (electronics, trumpet, mics),  Erstwhile Records, 2012. 

In the summer of 2007, Jones visited Foster in South Korea and did a series of shows there and in Japan, both as their duo English and in other combinations. InTokyo, they made time in their schedule to spend a day recording with Nakamura, and “One Day” documents the results, as captured by recording engineer Taku Unami at Kid Ailack Hall. Three lengthy improvisations showcase a unique collective aesthetic, dense and organic, pointillistic but rough, focused but not overly polished. The gorgeous textures of the design come from original drawings by Baltimore artist Erin Womack.

“The sense of engagement between Nakamura and English is at all times palpable, and One Day is an extremely valuable and pleasing addition to their discographies”

— Brian Marley The Wire Magazine, “One Day”

Listen to an excerpt of one day


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