Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars. JazzTimes stated " Curson's soaring lines and brilliant trumpet sound are well-matched by Barron, who was at the top of his form on this date. Neither was really an avantgardist by 1965 standards, but both were interesting modern voices whose best work came when they were pushing the limits". Jazz Review said "Most of this session is fairly straightahead hard-bop, played with great but unsurprising elan, recalling the Blue Note & Prestige glory days. But the last two tunes, "Reava's Waltz" and "Elephant Walk," Curson & Co. really soar with some fiery solos and some jagged, volatile Mingus-inspired writing and ensemble playing".