|Thollem/Rivera / Everything's Going Everywhere|
|Album:||Everything's Going Everywhere||Collection:||Jazz|
|Add Date:||2005-08-07||Pull Date:||2005-10-09||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||9 Oct||2 Oct||18 Sep||4 Sep||21 Aug||14 Aug|
|1.||Fri, 07 Oct 05:||Wedge|
|4.||Fri, 02 Sep 05:||Wedge|
|2.||Fri, 30 Sep 05:||Wedge|
|5.||Wed, 31 Aug 05:||Wedge|
Lost and Found [sub]
|3.||Fri, 16 Sep 05:||Wedge|
|6.||Tue, 30 Aug 05:||Ben|
Umami Jazz Program
Crazy piano and drums -- instrumentals this time, vs. Thollem's song-oriented disk (filed under Thollem/Rivera too). Thollem McDonas definitely has jazz piano chops but he twists them through his own diagonal lens, creating an aggressive, lurching, fast style. |
My one complaint would be that some tracks sound like exercises or warmup rambling, rather than an attempt to really say something. Overall, though, Thollem has a unique sound that deserves a listen.
Tracks go in phases so don't be fooled by pauses: 1,5, 6,17
1- Halting fast stumble, like an intro collage
2- Fast ringing cyclical riff, then low notes
3- Hectic, cartoony.
4- Crashing, then a long cooldown
5- Delicate fast patter
6- Simple pitter-patter exercises
7- Big and rolling, one chord
8- Slow, dramatic
9- Quieter but fast w/sparkly moments.
10- Ultrafast pinpoint w/serious interlude
11- Gets fast and vicious
12- Tumbling, with a couple bouncing pauses
13- Long waves, they come and go.
14- Yes, it is.
15- Small splashes. Starts w/applause
16- Fast and jazzy. Drum solo intro.
17- The vocal track: Rambling, twisty. Strong rolling piano. Goes in phases