The Thing to Do (album)

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The Thing to Do
Studio album by Blue Mitchell
Released 1964
Recorded July 30, 1964
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 40:18
Label Blue Note
BST 84178
Producer Alfred Lion
Blue Mitchell chronology
Step Lightly
(1963)
The Thing to Do
(1964)
Down with It!
(1965)

The Thing to Do is an album by American trumpeter Blue Mitchell recorded in 1964 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 5 stars and stated "The record is prime Blue Note hard bop, containing inventive tunes, meaningful solos, and an enthusiastic but tight feel. Highly recommended".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fungii Mama" (Mitchell) - 7:49
  2. "Mona's Mood" (Heath) - 5:18
  3. "The Thing to Do" (Heath) - 7:08
  4. "Step Lightly" (Henderson) - 10:27
  5. "Chick's Tune" (Corea) - 9:36

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Mitchell discography accessed October 26, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 26, 2010