The album received fulsome praise in the original LP sleeve-notes by distinguished jazz critic Nat Hentoff: "There is Sarah's striking sense of design. The basic framework of each song is carefully structured and personalised, and that makes her frequently stunning improvisations ... all the more absorbing. ... Hers is so resonant and rich a sound you feel you can almost touch it ... in sum a nonpareil illustration of a master singer at the peak of her expressive energies." Three songs (A Foggy Day, The Lamp is Low and All Of Me) are taken double fast and last less than two minutes, others stretch out to an expansive seven minutes plus. Vaughan is clearly in ebullient mood throughout as is shown from her easy banter with the audience and that she plays the piano on one track. There is a wordless version of Willow Weep For Me as, as she confesses, she had completely forgotten the lyrics. The encore is Bye Bye Blackbird, as suggested by a member of the audience, and this was the very first time Sarah had recorded that particular song.