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Free Play is a collection of iconic video game themes arranged in classic jazz styles.
Free Play is a collection of iconic video game themes arranged in classic jazz styles.
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Coverville Records: Jazz Piano Trio meets NINTENDO

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Hello friends,

(If you've also backed other Andrew Allen albums, you're going to get multiple copies of this announcement - one for each album. Forgive us, please. We're trying to drum up some excitement over Andrew's current jazz cover project!)

We are pleased to announce our 2016 Kickstarter campaign, “JazzNESs: A Nintendo Jazz Tribute.” Andrew Allen is back, with a brand new album paying tribute to some of the most iconic soundtracks in Nintendo history. The Nintendo Entertainment System is an iconic part of video game history, and the music of the NES can take us on a nostalgia-driven journey to the best parts of our childhood.

The big motivation for this album is that Nintendo is releasing the NES Classic in November. The games on the NES Classic will be our selection for this year's Coverville Records release. That means that the CD will have over 30 arrangements produced and recorded by Andrew Allen; the biggest track list in Coverville Records history.

For this album, Andrew will be going back to his Coverville Records roots with Jazz Piano Trio (lounge/straight-ahead) arrangements for each NES Classic track. The evolution of Andrew's sound will continue on this album as well. He has explored the sounds of Funk, Blues, and Latin over the years, but one genre that has always remained a constant has been Jazz. This album will take on a "Smooth Federation" quality, creating a relaxed and swingin' vibe for the listener.

We thank you for your support of our previous work, and we hope that you’ll consider supporting our new campaign.

Thank you so much for your consideration!

Coverville Records

P.S. - Here’s a sampler of a few tracks from the upcoming album.

 

Loved the lineup of Free Play? Andrew, Truman and Byron are BACK with a new Star Wars jazz project!

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(If you've also backed other Andrew Allen albums, you're going to get multiple copies of this announcement - one for each album. Forgive us, please. We're trying to drum up some excitement over Andrew's current jazz cover project!)

As a previous supporter of an Andrew Allen project, firstly, I thank you. Secondly, I hope you're still enjoying the album you received. And thirdly, I want you to consider supporting a new Andrew Allen Trio release. This time, we're taking on the music of Star Wars!

If you loved the lineup of Free Play, you'll be happy to know that for this album, Andrew is once again playing with Byron and Truman House, with the addition of Bradley Esau on sax.

The new Andrew Allen Trio album!
The new Andrew Allen Trio album!

We'd love your help in funding - and we've only got nine days left! Need more convincing? Here's an audio sampler I put together form the raw recording sessions last week:

Help us, previous Kickstarter backer...you're our only hope! :)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coverville/live-from-the-cantina-a-funky-star-wars-jazz-tribu

Thanks! Brian

We've got a new album for you: Secret Identity!

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Last batch being (re)sent!

One last update for you guys - a majority of you are hopefully enjoying your reward packages. There are 16 of you - all international backers - whose packages got returned due to a misprint on the shipping label. Nothing costly, but ate up about three weeks for them to all get sent out and all make their way back here.

They're getting sent out this week, so if you're an international backer, and you have yet to receive your reward package, know that it's coming. For the replacement shipment, I'll include a tracking email that should allow you to watch it make its way around the world.

By the way, we've repackaged these, so you'll actually be getting two packages: one with the print in a protected cardboard mailer, the other with the t-shirt, CD and postcards.

Again, sorry for the delay - and look for something additional in your email from us to thank you for your support.

Brian