- Release Date 2018-10-29
- Label Deep Culture Music
- Catalog DCMHC004
Percussionist and Music Producer Myles carefully crafted this album entirely on his own with a clear intention of answering those exact questions. His connection to the project at every step was completely hands on and always approached with careful thought. As all beautiful hand crafted items in this world, this album was created with the same dedication, respect and passion. This album never left Myles's side. He wrote, recorded, performed percussion, mixed it and mastered it. Every step was kept close to him and everything was done according to his standard. Add to that a roster of musicians who play at the highest caliber and shared his vision. Cuban musicians such as world renown flute player Orlando 'Maraca' Valle (Irakere), Trumpet player Miguelito Valdes (Afro Cuban Allstars, Omara Portundo) and Afro Cuban percussionist Toto Berriel (Los Munequitos). Add to that roster Saxaphonist Sly5thAve (Prince) Keyboardist Justin Stanton (Snarky Puppy) Guitarist Rus Klyne (K-OS, Nelly Furtado) and you have the makings of an exciting sounding record.
The final outcome of this record became the combination of Jazz, Latin, Soul and Groove all into a melting pot. Executed by high caliber musicians who all humbly shared the same vision and executed it to perfection. For Myles this album reflects his life long journey accomplished to date. The roller coaster ride of life that was shaped by his journey and emotions can all be heard in this album. 'Hand Crafted' is the story of a percussionist on a wild adventure who took a moment to tell his story in a musical context.