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Review of  Passage  (2019)   “On  Passage , Meder and his trio of bassist Tamir Shmerling and drummer Kush Abadey (joined by Chris Potter and Miguel Zenón on one track each) sail through diverse tempos and themes in a manner reminiscent of Oscar Peterson. The pianist’s fingers run circles around his musicians, seeming to leave lofty chemtrail-like spirals in the air.” - Ken Micallef

Review of Passage (2019)

“On Passage, Meder and his trio of bassist Tamir Shmerling and drummer Kush Abadey (joined by Chris Potter and Miguel Zenón on one track each) sail through diverse tempos and themes in a manner reminiscent of Oscar Peterson. The pianist’s fingers run circles around his musicians, seeming to leave lofty chemtrail-like spirals in the air.” - Ken Micallef

Review of  Passage  (2019)   “Meder's distinctly Americana approach to his music is what's going to turn heads. A case in point is the pleasingly laconic pace of  Thelonious Monk 's "Work" which serves to open  Passage  on a delightfully high note…Other cohesive tunes like "Break Points" and the meditative title track, find Meder, like his spiritual touchstone Jaki Byard, inventing his music freely, bringing honky-tonk, swing, blues, rock-and-roll—in other words a vibrant hybrid of the whole American spectrum—to bear, making for a sparkling debut full of exciting promise.” - Mike Jurkovic

Review of Passage (2019)

“Meder's distinctly Americana approach to his music is what's going to turn heads. A case in point is the pleasingly laconic pace of Thelonious Monk's "Work" which serves to open Passage on a delightfully high note…Other cohesive tunes like "Break Points" and the meditative title track, find Meder, like his spiritual touchstone Jaki Byard, inventing his music freely, bringing honky-tonk, swing, blues, rock-and-roll—in other words a vibrant hybrid of the whole American spectrum—to bear, making for a sparkling debut full of exciting promise.” - Mike Jurkovic

Live Performance Review - The Jazz Kitchen (Indianapolis, IN) - April 5, 2019   “Meder avoided the obvious in his unaccompanied life essay, "This Road." The controlled jerkiness of the main material was fascinating, as interior voices vied for the ear's attention. The work became more ambitious as it proceeded. There was always some striving going on, with countermelodies briefly raising their heads. The polarity of conflict and resolution characteristic of most people's lives was skillfully implied throughout.” - Jay Harvey

Live Performance Review - The Jazz Kitchen (Indianapolis, IN) - April 5, 2019

“Meder avoided the obvious in his unaccompanied life essay, "This Road." The controlled jerkiness of the main material was fascinating, as interior voices vied for the ear's attention. The work became more ambitious as it proceeded. There was always some striving going on, with countermelodies briefly raising their heads. The polarity of conflict and resolution characteristic of most people's lives was skillfully implied throughout.” - Jay Harvey


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