Here is my first attempt to do a live video of one of my “unadorned trumpet hymn” recordings. This really is how it looks when I’m doing the recordings for those albums. I do not use headphones for the first part. There is no click track. It is all very natural.
I wanted it to be as real and as natural as possible. The only thing fake in these recordings is the digital reverb.
When I do the second trumpet part (usually on the second time through the hymn), I have to play it through a few times to get a feel for the tempo. I do not adhere to a strict tempo in the first trumpet part, so it’s a bit of a guessing game to do the second trumpet part, even though I was the one who played that first trumpet part.
By modern day music industry standards, these recordings are sub par. They are too loose. Not precise enough. But I felt it in my heart to offer something natural and less refined.
I do not know the exact scripture reference, but there is a place in the Bible where God tells them not to cut the stone used to build the alter. That instruction has been on my heart the entire time that I’ve been recording these unadorned trumpet hymns. I want to offer God, and you the listener, something that is uncut, unrefined, and in its natural state.
I do hope that you enjoy it.