My friend Jonathan Jarrett has just produced a worship album that I think you should buy for several reasons:
1. Buying the CD will donate to help him as part of a church planting team in Salt Lake City, Utah! Read more here.
2. It’s a great album! Jonathan’s artistry on the keys is brilliant and so is Brad Joiner on guitar. These fresh arrangements accompany congregational-style group vocals on most of the songs that will have you singing along. In fact, you can hear it for yourself here!
3. I had a small part in helping on this CD! Actually, that’s the worst reason to buy it…but if even one person buys it for that reason, I’ll be grateful for that small part I had in helping Jonathan!
As a composer and music-tech-dabbler, I love the fact that much of the album was recorded and mixed “in house” using Logic Pro. I added strings to a few of the songs using what I believe is the best instrument sampler for strings on the market, Vienna Symphonic Library. Listen for the solo cello in the last two tracks on the album (“Wonderful, Merciful Savior” and “How Sweet and Awesome is the Place”). Not a real cello. Ha! Fooled you! Well, some of you might have been able to tell that it wasn’t a real cello, but I think it’s pretty close for a sample instrument! And that gets a nerd like me excited!
So, anyway…buy it! Donate! Enjoy, and be blessed!