Andy Bartlett in Coda wrote that "nary a [drummerless trio] has impressed [him] like this …" while the IAJRC Journal noted "you'll never mind the lack of a drummer" and the Penguin Guide noted that the tracks seem "obsessively long" but that CIMP's "sound, designed for realism, tends to sound rather dry and unappealing, but in some ways it suits Krivda's tough and uncompromising approach." Scott Yanow (L.A. Jazz Scene) said "the brilliant interplay between the two sidemen is by itself worth the price of the disc" but Jaakko Erapuu (Rhytmi Magazine) noted "if only the rest of the trio [had the] personality equal to the leader" and Jack Aldrich (Victory Magazine) noted, "At times all three members are improvising, which is quite a feat because of the desire to remain lyrical." And Mike Shera (Jazz Journal) was "not sure that [the trio] can sustain interest over such long periods [tracks]." The cover of this CD was chosen for inclusion in The Best Music CD Art & Design book (Rockport Publishing, 1998)
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