Word is, he's a bit of a 'phenom'. Some listeners say he's never fulfilled his promise, and yet others love him for his changeability.
I was there to hear him for myself.
I found that Redman has a fondness for lean and simplified R&B and funk grooves.
His discrete use of electronics gives him a second voice to work with, and he's clearly trying for a good balance between composition and improvisation.
As for the general 'sound' of Redman's set it evoked for me the jazz funk sound of 1980's C.T.I. albums like Freddie Hubbard's "Red Clay" and Stanley Turrentine's "Don't Mess With Mr. T."
Make no mistake: there's undeniable intelligence and sensuality in Redman's music, but to this listener the compositions seemed a little formless, often resolving themselves in predictable rather than necessary ways.