The Andrew Allen Trio is following up their popular Star Trek, Video Game and Superhero CDs with a tribute to the music of Star Wars!
Why Star Wars?
Following the success of 'Smooth Federation' (covering the music of Star Trek), 'Free Play' (interpreting the music of video games), and 'Secret Identity' (covering the music of Marvel & DC TV shows and movie themes), we've always had plans to do a Star Wars album somewhere in the lineup. It was inevitable. We grew up with all of these songs. And with the new movie coming out this year, we (and everyone else, of course) have Star Wars fever, and the time for this album couldn't be better. Whether it's the fanfare of the theme, the longing melodies of "Han Solo and the Princess", the excitement of "Duel of the Fates", or the foreboding danger of "The Imperial March", these songs have become as important to the films as the stories and characters.
For this album, we're going back to Nashville to record with the same lineup as we did with 'Free Play'. Andrew Allen will be joined again by Byron House (from Robert Plant's Band of Joy) on bass, and Truman House on drums. We might even add a couple other instruments to the mix - more about that later.
The evolution of Andrew's sound will continue on this album as well. More like the funky soul and jazz-influenced sound of the Marvel disc of 'Secret Identity', this album will be laced with growing Hammond organ, and head-nodding bass and drums. This album will rock.