Ben Watson (Hi Fi News) wrote "Here freedom is spice to the tradition rather than dogma, and the music scintillates." Jeffrey Herrmann (Your Flesh) wrote "Eisenbeil plays in a clean, unrestrained style that sounds strikingly similar to aural territory frequently occupied by improvising pianists." Halana Magazine saw Bruce's playing as "… a sound and style that walks a broken line between tradition and modern - holding the accepted up to the light to show exactly what stitches it together and how, before twisting it up into something else entirely" and the Penguin Guide to Jazz felt "… Eisenbeil is arguably the more interesting performer since he tries to reconcile his melodicism with playing out." Peter Margasak (Chicago Reader) found "Grassi's contributions distracting and occasionally unfocused - a jumble of haphazard cymbal splash and falling-down-stairs-tom-tom-clatter." David Lewis (Cadence) found "There's wonderful music here that took my breath away while Brown and Grassi add beguiling support" and Bill Bennett (JazzTimes) that "Eisenbeil gets wonderful empathetic support from Rob Brown … and Lou Grassi, who seems to be able to maintain several unrelated rhythmic streams at once…" Larry Nai (Jazziz) wrote "over the course of the program, the trio hits a variety of moods and intensity levels, sustaining them all beautifully" to be countered by Opprobrium's comment "There's not nearly enough going on here to justify a 75 minute running time" to which I'm in complete agreement which is why we didn't program a moment over 73:42 minutes
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