The Thing to Do (album)

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The Thing to Do
The Thing to Do (album).jpg
Studio album by Blue Mitchell
Released June 1965[1]
Recorded July 30, 1964
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 40:18
Label Blue Note
BST 84178
Producer Alfred Lion
Blue Mitchell chronology
Step Lightly
(1963)Step Lightly1963
The Thing to Do
Down with It!
(1965)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.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[3]

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".[3]

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



  1. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (12 June 1965). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 1 August 2018 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ "Blue Mitchell Leader Entry". Retrieved 1 August 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 26, 2010