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".
Chops recently performed with Alicia Keys at her annual Black Ball fund raiser at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on Nov. 7.