Personnel: Micah Smith, Jonathan Ball, Kristle Ransom, Iyana Wakefield, Jeremy Lloyd, Shekina Brock, Judy Jenkins (vocals); Ben O'Neil (guitar); Theljohn Allen (trumpet); Curtis Jones (trombone); Chris Forbes (organ); Kenneth Shelton (keyboards); Elliott Johnson (drums); Dana Sorey (drum programming); Brittney Spencer, Monet Guthrie-Shelton (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: John Ithe Yoshmanî Jaszcz.
Recording information: Greater Bethlehem Temple, Windsor Mills, MD (04/23/2010); Mix House Studios, Newark, DE (04/23/2010).
Photographer: Michael Scott Slosar.
Shifting the Atmosphere is contemporary gospel artist and pastor Jason Nelson's first album for the Verity label. Aside from a medley of "Without Him I Would Be Nothing" and "Love Lifted Me," Nelson either wrote or co-wrote all of the material on the album. It's a bright live recording, ranging from the triumphant and stomping "Your Favor" to "Dominion," a ballad that addresses depression, illness, and other everyday struggles.