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Thollem/Rivera / I'll Meet You Halfway Out in T
Album:I'll Meet You Halfway Out in T Collection:Jazz
Artist:Thollem/Rivera Added:01/2005

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-03-13 Pull Date:2005-05-15 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:15 May1 May24 Apr17 Apr10 Apr3 Apr27 Mar20 Mar

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 14, 2005:The Minimum Memory Dog
She Said to Me that
4.Apr 29, 2005:No Cover, No Minimum - Part II
She Said to Me that
2.May 13, 2005:No Cover, No Minimum - Part II
She Said to Me that
5.Apr 26, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
She Said to Me that
3.May 10, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
Outlaws and Beggars
6.Apr 26, 2005:Multiple Personality Disorder

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-03-12 
Thollem is kind of a jazz pianist/singer but with a distinctly oddball bent. Like cabaret music but with fast aggressive piano, verbose lyrics, and lots of melodrama. Louden Wainwright III on speed. Great stuff.

Thollem's playing is unique -- derived from jazz, with a hyperactive attitude and densely packed twists and turns. Crystal clear and not at all sloppy. Accompanied by Rick Rivera on drums. The songs are fun, if a little surreal, and the instrumentals are really cool (4,9).

1- Rapid-fire lyrics and a strong beat
2- Choppy main theme, lots of crashing moments
3- Fast patter
4- Fast piano patter after a restrained drum solo
5- Crashing and crazy. Simple, happy melody; morbid lyrics
6- Like a mini-musical. Often big and loud
7- Insane, fast. Vaguely sexual theme.
8- Bluesy strut. Same title as #3 but way different
9- "Real jazz" piano, fast start then calms down
10- Jaunting, swaggering cabaret feel
11- Fast and crazy; includes a really long, near-silent gap
12- Often quiet while still fairly fast. Nice drum fills.
13- Slowish, dramatic. In Spanish.

Track Listing
1.She Said to Me that 7.Penetrating Idea
2.I'm no Different From You... 8.I Know the Language that
3.I Know the Language 9.TRITONE+1
4.Trane 10.Outlaws and Beggars
5.March 13TH, 2004 11.The Sun Don't Wait
6.If You Fall to Your Death 12.War Is Terror, Terror Is War
 13.Otra Chanza Para Ver