by Tim Blangger
The Morning Call, April 21, 2007
"SEARCHING" | JAZZ | CD
Jim Meyer, a long-time Bethlehem resident, has been gigging for years in collaboration with singer-songwriterSteve Brosky and as a member of Air Products corporate band, The Difference* "Searching" is his first solo release, and he not only plays the guitar parts but also performs and programs everything else. In our Internet age,when just about anyone can upload an MP3 or video to the Net, regardless of talent, it's nice to hear work that meets high standards. Working with mastering engineer Jim McGee from Spectra Sound Solutions, Meyer has created a well-balanced collection of instrumentals, each with a slightly different musical slant, World music influences, especially reggae and Latin jazz, flavor the mix. Meyer's approach is assured, not showy as he allows the melodies to resonate.
A less-patient player might have tried a more note-filled approach, but Meyer's choices show his experience and skill. Area listeners who voted in the Lehigh Valley Music Awards chose "Searching" the best jazz disc for 2007, which suggests his wide appeal.
Morning Call Concert Review excerpts: Bo Diddley, Feb 3, 2006 by Len Righi.
…”local duo Steve Brosky and Jimmy Meyer opened. The crowd enjoyed singer Brosky’s sometime jaunty, sometime sober troubadour-style rock tunes and grainy voice, but were feverish with delight for guitarist Meyer’s fleet fingers and nimble licks, especially on “Trouble” and “Cadillac Radio” LEN RIGHI.
Morning Call Concert Review excerpts: B.B. King, March 31, 2009 by Mike Hirsch.
…Openers Steve Brosky and Jimmy Meyer played a great seven-song, 30 minute set of root rock. A highlight was Allentown native Brosky’s “Cadillar Radio”. It’s a tribute to listening to music in his 1974 Eldorado. “That’s when I heard B.B.King and the Stones”, he sang. Meyer of Bethlehem drew cheers for his guitar work, particularly for his jaw-dropping solo on “Take Me to the River”. MIKE HIRSCH
Morning Call CD Review excerpts: “Heart of Any Moment” March 9, 2010 by Jodi Duckett
“Sharon Norris does 10 standards here in a perfectly modulated voice and with the help of three top area musicians, Dave Libecap, Jimmy Meyer, and Jim McGee. …”Here There and Everywhere” has a dramatic beginning with Meyer’s beautiful guitar”. JODI DUCKETT