John Fordham, writing for The Guardian commented:: "This new set features more originals by Lovano and the Jones family (one from Hank, three from the late trumpet player Thad) and the same immaculate playing quality. Lovano is at his smoke-ring-blowing best on Autumn in New York, and he amiably swerves and feints on his own fast-bop Bird's Eye View. With Oliver Nelson's obliquely funky, deviously modulating blues Six and Four and John Coltrane's slowly explosive Crescent, the set probably even has a bit more bounce and energy to it than last year's version". Paul Olson of All About Jazz noted: "With the passing of Jones' other brother, Elvin, it's no outrageous statement to call Motian the greatest living jazz drummer: one suspects he could be given only one cymbal—a cracked one at that—and still be the answer to any jazz combo's prayers. Octogenarian Jones plays with confidence, swing, and florid precision. Mraz is the least assuming player here, usually content to hold down the beat, but his melodic, sure-handed solos (as on, say, "Pannonica") make as strong a statement as the other three. Lovano himself plays majestically throughout. This group has phenomenal chemistry.
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