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Distinctly far-ranging work from technical/conceptual phenomenon pianist McDonas and drummer Rivera, a mix of composed & spontaneous works, eclectic and amazing.

Thollem / Rivera
I'll Meet You Halfway Out In The Middle Of It All

Thollem  / Rivera: I'll Meet You Halfway Out In The Middle Of It All (Thollem)
Label: Thollem    
Released in: USA    

"Thollem/Rivera plays both fully composed pieces and organized improvisations, absorbing ideas from many different sources and mixing them up until they often no longer resemble their original state. This music is of the world, a result of, and as interaction in it. Nuclear bombs, modern classical music, free jazz, cave paintings, gamelan and West-African drumming ensembles, flowers, weather patterns, Chinese and Hindustani music, cracks, lies, enzymes, punk, wind, traffic, whispers, chants, and chance, among infinite others, all play some kind of a role in the development of this music. Each piece is derived from its own unique set of principles, partially with the goal of making every piece distinct in both concept and character. Sometimes this music is fast and intricate, other times it is expansive allowing the complete decay of sounds. It is heavily rehearsed and spontaneous acoustic music. Utilizing only piano, percussion, and sometimes voice, you will still hear a tremendous amount of variety, an incorporation of an eclectic grouping of sounds and ideas."-Thollem McDonas

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Improvised Music
Compositional Forms
Piano & Keyboards
Percussion & Drums
Free Improvisation
Trio Recordings

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Product Information:

UPC: 691045813924

Label: Thollem
Catalog ID: 2004
Squidco Product Code: 9221

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded live in AC Studios, San Francisco, 2004.


Thollem McDonas-piano, vocals

Rick Rivera-trap set

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Track Listing:

1. She Said To Me That

2. I'm So Different From You Now

3. I Know The Language

4. Trane

5. March 13th, 2004

6. If You Fall To Your Death

7. Penetrating Idea

8. I Know The Language That

9. Tritone + 1

10. Outlaws And Beggars

11. The Sun Don't Wait

12. War Is Terror, Terror Is War

13. Otra Chanza Para Ver