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:Jan 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-03-13 Pull Date: 2005-05-15 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: May 15 May 1 Apr 24 Apr 17 Apr 10 Apr 3 Mar 27 Mar 20
Airplays: 2 3 2 1 2 2 1 2

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