musical lingo, to have great chops means you're a great player. Most appropriately,
the horn section known as CHOPS are indeed among the greatest players
CHOPS HORNS started out doing recording sessions for a series of Gospel and R&B artists which led to a lengthy stint with the historic rap label, Sugar Hill Records. Next they served as the horn section for The Police's "Ghost In The Machine - World Tour", worked on The Rolling Stones' "Undercover", Bob Dylans "Empire Burlesque", Public Enemy's "Muse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age", Christina Aguilera's "Stripped", Alicia Key's "Diary Of Alicia Keys", "Unplugged" and "As I Am", Mariah Carey's "Emancipation Of Mimi" and on the soundtrack of the movie "Glory Road".