The album peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart.
Writing for AllMusic.com, Matt Collar called the album an "earthy and accessible homage" to Bearden, noting strong performances by Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., and Doug Wamble.
Ben Ratliff in the New York Times says the album "reflects the nexus of country and city" and calls the performance by Marsalis's quartet "reliably hot." JazzTimes called Marsalis's playing "better than ever" and noted the "joyous, emphatic quality" of the performances. And Don Williamson, in JazzReview.com, calls the album "consistent in its evocation of Bearden’s all-consuming musical interests," singling out the Marsalis family performance of "Jungle Blues" as "a joyous celebration of musical kinship."