The Penguin Guide to Jazz found "Duval and Rosen too busy and tend to overplay their hands, and Stuart is a distraction" but that Perelman plays "lustily enough to earn the stars… ." Popwatch found that "there are some blistering pieces to be found on this one … the abstract pieces that Duval wrote are especially memorable" but found 'In a Sentimental Mood' "a too predictable rendition." Andy Bartlett (cadence) wrote "… a loose session, full of hyped ideas and freshness of discovery. This is, in fact, how I think Perelman succeeds best…" Chris Kelsey (Jazziz) called it "an interesting matchup … the teaming works surprisingly well as Stuart is a well rounded enough musician to fit hand-in-glove the ultra-out, mostly free-time concept adopted by Perelman's trio" and ended "… there are enough strong moments to redeem the record's occasional lack of focus.
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