Release Info: Billy Brooks "Windows Of The Mind / 1974
Funky trumpet galore -- and a lost break classic! At the time of this 1974 LP, Billy Brooks was an obscure LA trumpeter working in the Ray Charles band -- and although this record didn't bring him instant fame when it was released, it's grown to become a groove classic over time -- and always in demand these days! The standout cut is the sample track "Forty Days" -- a masterpiece of jagged drums and floating horn work, sampled to great fame by Tribe Called Quest, and instantly famous for years after. The whole album's great, though -- a funky big band mix of electronic and acoustic playing, with some really mad numbers! Tracks include "Shetter Cheeze", "Good News Blues", "Cooling It", "Black Flag", "Shetter Cheeze", and "CP Time".