Doin' the Thang!

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Doin' the Thang!
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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
Freddie Hubbard chronology
The Body & the Soul
Doin' the Thang!
Breaking Point!

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


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

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.[2]

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" - 5:57




  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 22, 2013
  2. ^ a b Henderson, A. Allmusic listing accessed May 22, 2013.