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The Thing To Do
LP (12" album, 33 rpm)
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MP3 Music, June 29, 2004
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Right in time for Jazz Appreciation Month the Blue Note LP series continues on with five new titles. During the Blue Note 75th anniversary celebration the label released 100 essential Blue Note LPs and asked New York Times readers what titles they'd like to see make the list. These five new reissues were hand-selected by Blue Note President, Don Was, based on New York Times reader recommendations.
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The band here is incredible! Mitchell is a confident leader with a bright sound. Listening to Junior Cook away from Horace Silver, I agree with the liner notes that you can hear how his playing is related to Joe Henderson's in tone and the type of rhythmic approaches he uses. This is also a wonderful opportunity to hear Al Foster, one of my favorite drummers in one of his earliest sessions. He's always tasteful but you rarely get to hear him in such sunny hard bop surroundings. Likewise, sessions like these show that Chick Corea can swing hard in straight ahead settings away from fusion or his Akoustic Band.
Fans have been waiting for this one for awhile and it delivers on every account!
Anyway, back to this title specifically which was recorded on July 30, 1964, and featured Blue's Silver bandmates Junior Cook on tenor sax and Gene Taylor on bass, along with drummer Al Foster. The real treat though is the inclusion of a young pianist who would become more famous than them all, Chick Corea, making only his second recorded appearance and his Blue Note debut. Corea even contributed one song, the appropriately titled closing track "Chick's Tune." The other originals include Mitchell's own soulful "Fungi Mama," two delightful songs from longtime colleague Jimmy Heath -- the title track and "Mona's Mood" -- and Joe Henderson's classic "Step Lightly," previously recorded for Mitchell's then unreleased Blue Note debut, and recast here. "The Thing To Do" is one of the truly great Blue Note sessions, undeservedly out-of-print for too many years. Now that it is available once again, "The Thing To Do" is buy this CD!