A collection of instrumental worship favorites, arranged with a sprinkling of vocals, compiled to create an atmosphere of worship, prayer & reflection.
Art McAllister Is a psalmist with his own unique style of original music culminating in a vast repertoire you have come to enjoy over the years. In this project, Art turns a new page this time around, putting together a collection of 7 Spirit filled instrumental worship favorites, originally recorded by other Christian artists. Art's signature of finely textured arrangements are seasoned with just a sprinkling of voices to top off each selection in his own unique style and blend of instrumentation, in a way you may have never heard from him. The best thing about this project is the atmosphere of worship he has been able to capture in which he acts as a conduit for Holy Spirit anointing, recreating an atmosphere that facilitates believers in entering into the presence of the Lord. Art manages to get himself out of the way of the music, allowing the listener to find his or her own way into the Inner Sanctuary of God's Presence. In this day and age when performance, theater & histrionics have taken the place of true worship, it is very refreshing to find a psalmist who has chosen to take a path less travelled, that narrow path that few will find, into a quiet place, a secret place where they go to seek the face of God, in "A Time of Worship"
In his very own unique fusion of Gospel, RnB & Gospel, Art McAllister brings you a new song to Celebrate the birth of Jesus. Based on Isaiah 9:6, this song is sure to speak to your heart and bless you for years to come
Art's music can be described as sophisticated contemporary Gospel, woven together with smooth vocal harmonies and finely arranged musical productions that draw the listener into a heartfelt experience rarely found in new Gospel artists.
His sound combines a Christian contemporary with a twist of Rnb, a touch of jazz, a sprinkling of traditional gospel and a hint of the old school flavor slightly reminiscent of the Motown sound of the 70's with each song having it's own distinct style.
Art approaches gospel music in a uniquely different way forsaking the cookie cutter, sound alike approach staying true to himself and his own style and enjoys taking the conceptual approach to each of his CD projects by which he takes the listener on a themed based musical tour with each scripture based song capturing and painting it's own unique perspective and musical palette.
Art's path to Jesus and ministry was preceded by an extensive background in the music industry including 4 years as a staff songwriter for EMI Music, several Billboard charted singles, music director for a couple of major recording artists and time well spent in numerous Hollywood recording sessions with major recording industry giants such as Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
This begin at 5 years of age when Art's dad, James Smokey McAllister, a Billboard Top 40 songwriter placed him in front of piano and at 9 years of age when Art's godfather, famed jazz trumpeter Louis Satchmo Armstrong encouraged him to practice, hone his craft and develop his innate musical abilities.
However it was in 1996, after a run in with drugs sent him on a 6 year detour from the music industry and his passion and love for music Art, once lost, was found by Jesus received his calling as a psalmist and from that point on committed his very life, his musical skills, writing and production abilities to glorifying Jesus and as an ordained evangelist ministering the Gospel of Christ to the Body of Christ as well as to the un-churched.
"The amazing thing about this Faith we call Christianity," he says, "is that all of us, all the ministers, the preachers, the singers, the pew sitters, the helpers, the ushers..... all of us owe our Salvation, indeed our very lives and who we are to God who gave His Very Best to all of us. We've Been Saved to Praise, All Because of Love and now as our reasonable sacrifice unto Him together we can give to Him an "Offering of Praise"
Art and his wife Julia future plans include promoting healthy living both spiritually and physically through the Word of God, diet, exercise and taking the gospel of Christ and the love of God to the nations of the world through the music God has given him.
Sit back, take a moment to listen and you too will soon see why so many count Art McAllister among their favorite contemporary gospel recording artists.
A compilation of Gospel One Music that will touch your heart and feed your spirit
Art McAllister has a career in the music industry spanning almost 20 years before accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior in 1996. Inspired by his godfather, famed jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong and his father, top 40 songwriter, James “Smokey” McAllister, Art has an extensive background in music, having to his credit being the bandleader for vocalist, Lenny Williams ( formerly of Tower of Power ) and Rebbie Jackson, Michael Jackson’s eldest sibling. During his years in the secular recording industry Art was signed on to EMI Music Publishing where he worked on staff for 4 years as a developing writer/producer. No novice to writing, recording and production, Art has spent a considerable amount of time in and around the Hollywood music scene and has been on recording sessions with Stevie Wonder , Marvin Gaye and many other well-known writers, artist and producers. Art, now a minister of the Gospel of Christ, an Evangelist and Psalmist, gave his life to Jesus in 1996, while incarcerated after 6 years of drug addiction and backward living. He thanks God for finding him and loving him into the Kingdom and uses all of his experience, talents and skills to be a blessing to the Body of Christ and touch as many people as he can through the Gospel of Christ. We hope you are enjoy listening to and are blessed by "Holy Spirit Teach Me"
In this CD project Art McAllister turns our focus to offering God the praises due to Him alone, inviting you to join with him in a time of praise & worship, celebrating Jesus though this "Offering of Praise"
When we think of an offering, we tend to think of money. Scripture, the way it is often taught also seems to emphasize this idea as well, however we believe that is a surface level, superficial understanding of what type of offering God is truly desiring of us and a deeper insight into scripture reveals that God first and foremost is seeking the heart of the believer, a heart that is perfect towards him, a true worshipper.
In "Offering of Praise" our focus is tuned into giving God 3 things that money cannot buy, praise, worship and thanksgiving for it is when our hearts are near to God that He inhabits our praises.
Art McAllister has a way of weaving music arrangements together into a finely woven tapestry of various styles which seamlessly combine to create a sound that is distinctly his own resulting in an identifiably unique approach which invites the listener into a time of praise, worship, encouragement ,comfort, fellowship and reflection.
Offering of Praise continues in the tradition of Art's previous projects, exemplifying the prophetic anointing on Art's music which sets him apart from many other Christian/Gospel artists and on this outing he demonstrates a more refined, seasoned approach which is enhanced by the mixing skills of producer David Pic Conley who mixed the entire project and saxophonist Alex Conedy who contributed his anointed alto saxophone skills as well. Mastered by Steven Corrao at Sage Audio - Nashville,Tenn, there is a warmth and texture to this CD that will give you hours, days, weeks years and months of listening enjoyment.
Not one to go out of his way to impress, the ministry God has given Art never fails to make a lasting impression in the lives of people who once having experienced it, feel as if they have been touched, comforted, edified and moved by the power of God to a closer walk with Jesus.
That said, we believe this project continues in that vein and we humbly invite you to make "Offering of Praise" a part of your daily devotionals, praise and worship unto God