The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 3 stars and said, "It's not jazz, it's jazzy soul, and it's among the funkiest of any soul-jazz records from the late '60s, filled with stuttering drum breaks, lite [sic] fuzz guitars, elastic bass, smoldering organ, and punchy, slightly incongruous horn charts." On All About Jazz Douglas Payne stated "No sap, no frills. Just good true groove. ... in 1969, this was the next step for soul jazz; a genre Jimmy McGriff has always ruled. ... this man has always known how to rock a groove ... Ott's arrangements are riff-oriented and stay out of McGriff's way. They often launch McGriff into one clever line after another and, fortunately, never tempt him to out-modulate the horn section".