"Living On The Edge preserves much of the menace Redman generated on the Impulse! session Ear Of The Beholder, but with a new simplicity of emotion and with a tone notably less forced ..." (source: The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD)
"The great tenor Dewey Redman has always been a versatile player and he really gets a chance to show off his individuality on this set, whether it is some freebop a la early Ornette Coleman, "Mirror Windows" (which is an explosion of sound and pure energy), the soulful "Blues for J.A.M. - Part 1," a free and speechlike tenor-piano duet with Geri Allen on "As One" and a boppish "Lazy Bird." On "If I Should Lose You," Redman has a rare chance to play some conventional but cliché-free alto. With bassist Cameron Brown and drummer Eddie Moore forming a solid team, this is an easily recommended set of inside/outside music."
(source: AllMusic.com, S. Yanow)