An edgy combination of raw trumpet mastery and consciousness, Not Your Classic or N.Y.C. is beacon of light for contemporary improvised music. Featuring a fusion of finger popping dance tunes, rock, and uptempo Mid-West techno influences, inspirations such as DJ's Carl Craig, Juan Atkins, and Derrick Mays, and Hip-Hop guru J-Dilla have all made their mark on the young horn player.
The compilation album by the trumpeter has premiered to critical acclaim. Mostly original works with great interpretations of the Eddie Harris definitive "Cold Duck Time" and the electronically tinged original, "Love Letters," elevates Redman to the height of Detroit instrumental royalty. Hurricane like, yet stirringly magical, this seasoned performing artist embraces the art of creatively mixing old school Jazz with modern flavor, bringing back reminiscent sounds with a hip new twist.
"I'm not your classic..."