Doin' the Thang!

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Doin' the Thang!
Doin' the Thang!.jpg
Studio album by Ronnie Mathews with Freddie Hubbard
Released 1964
Recorded December 17, 1963
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 34:17
Label Prestige
PRLP 7303
Producer Ozzie Cadena
Ronnie Mathews chronology
Doin' the Thang!
Trip to the Orient
(1975)Trip to the Orient1975
Freddie Hubbard chronology
The Body & the Soul
(1963) The Body & the Soul1963
Doin' the Thang!
(1963) Doin' the Thang!1963
Breaking Point!
(1964) Breaking Point!1964

Doin' the Thang! is the debut album by jazz pianist Ronnie Mathews featuring trumpeter Freddie Hubbard recorded for the Prestige label in 1963.[1][2][3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]

Alex Henderson of Allmusic said "the LP's focus is modal post-bop and non-soul-jazz hard bop. But even though the material isn't soul-jazz, Mathews' quintet is certainly soulful... Hubbard, who was only 25 when Doin' the Thang was recorded, brings a lot to the session -- not only fire, guts, and passion, but also a big, highly appealing tone.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ronnie Mathews except as indicated

  1. "The Thang" - 8:02
  2. "Ichi Ban" - 3:37
  3. "The Orient" - 5:55
  4. "Let's Get Down" - 5:14
  5. "Prelude to a Kiss" (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills) - 5:32
  6. "1239-A" (Charles Davis) - 5:57




  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 22, 2013
  2. ^ Jazzlists: Ronnie Mathews discography, accessed September 19, 2017
  3. ^ Ronnie Mathews catalog, accessed September 19, 2017
  4. ^ a b Henderson, A. Allmusic listing accessed May 22, 2013.
  5. ^ Ronnie Mathews Leader Entry, accessed September 19, 2017