Gospel music worship leader, pastor, and singer Jason Nelson returns back to his roots with his newly released album Close (Jaelyn Song Music/ Tyscot / FairTrade). This record marks the singer's return after a three-year recording hiatus. Joining him on the album are luminaries such as R&B singer Chrisette Michele, jazz bassist John Patitucci and Cross Worship leader, Osby Berry.
"First, it's a studio record his past sets have been live sessions]. Secondly, I delve into music that helped to nurture my sound as a singer. It pays homage to Dawkins & Dawkins, Fred Hammond, Commissioned," says Nelson.
"The first album I ever purchased was by Jaco Pastorious (a legendary bassist known for his work with jazz fusion band, Weather Report). All of them played a major role in my musical journey."
The first radio single, "Residue," has already racked a million streams and charted in the Top 20 on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart.
Nelson is also pastor of The Tab (Formerly The Tabernacle at Greater Bethlehem Temple) in Windsor Mills, MD. He and his wife, Tonya, have two children, Jaelyn Paris and Jason Christopher.
"Close" can be ordered at https://smarturl.it/JNClose
02. Show Me The Meaning
04. Absent Minded (feat. Chrisette Michele)
05. Absent Minded Outro (feat. John Patitucci)
07. You Are (feat. Osby Berry)
08. All I Need
09. What A Name
11. Every Hour (I Need Thee)
12. Absent Minded (Acoustic)