The Thing to Do (album)

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The Thing to Do
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1965[1]
RecordedJuly 30, 1964
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
LabelBlue Note
BST 84178
ProducerAlfred Lion
Blue Mitchell chronology
Step Lightly
The Thing to Do
Down with It!

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