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  • Chops [Atlantic, 1984] C+

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Chops [Atlantic, 1984]
The great playing here isn't by Chops, four horn players harmonizing smarmily behind a singing keyb man designated Funki. The stars are Sugarhill escapees Doug Wimbish, Dennis Chambers, and Keith LeBlanc, who put more power, personality, and invention (and chops) into bass, drums, and more drums than the supposed front men do into their supposed front instruments. But who can't make the front man disappear. C+