Apertures

by Myles Potters

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This release is many months in the making, and is the recorded, modified version of my Senior Thesis Recital at Wesleyan University. The Thesis revolved around the question: What can we consider to be 'live' music in the 21st Century? The music in this album, though recorded, continues to ask similar questions by highlighting contrasts between instrumental improvisation, sampled beats, and notated music.

The pieces were written in direct response to my musical and personal experiences over the past four years, and are my reaction, and thanks, to Wesleyan's effects on me as a trumpet player, a musician, and as a human being on the whole. Practically speaking, the music is a blend of Hip-Hop, Jazz, and a few other influences, with some sampling, live beat-making and experimental sounds thrown in. It features some of the best musicians I've had a chance to work with, and I'm thrilled to share our work with you!

This project would not have been possible without the guidance and wisdom of my peers and teachers; the wonderfully creative group of musicians and friends who have fostered my work as a trumpeter and as a composer; 63 Fountain; my amazingly caring and supportive girlfriend; and my Family.

For contact/booking: myles.potters@gmail.com

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released 11 October 2012
Myles Potters: Trumpet, Composer, Producer
Owen Callahan: Tenor Saxophone
Sam Friedman: Piano/Keyboard
Nate Campagne: Drums
Dylan Bostic (BOSS): Electronics (Apertures 1.0 &1.1)

Jordan Lewis: Session Engineer
Jared Paul/Myles Potters: Mixing
Jared Paul: Final Mixes and Masters (jpaulproductions.com)

Recorded at Wesleyan University
Artwork by Daniel Obzejta (obzejta.tumblr.com)

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Myles Potters New York, New York

Trumpet, Composer, Producer. Myles is first a Trumpet player, but composes and produces as well. He came to Jazz via Funk around 16, and has been sharpening his tools and experimenting with composition that takes its cues from both the Jazz idiom and the modern, expanding array of sounds offered by Hip-Hop and beat makers. He is now in New York City looking to expand his musical reach. ... more

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