Formed in LA in 1975, Brass Fever was a short-lived band of session players that documented two instrumental jazz-funk albums for ABC: 1975’s Brass Fever and 1976’s Period Is Working Out. Brass Fever was a proper name for the group, which utilized a minimum of five trombonists on its initial record and four on its second. Brass Fever wasn’t a full-time gig for just about any of the individuals, who included guitarist Lee Ritenour, trombonist George Bohanon, and trumpeter Oscar Brashear — it had been merely a aspect project on their behalf. Among the things that a lot of of the individuals had in keeping was the actual fact that they could deal with jazz and R&B similarly well; these were the type of versatile men who would are actually with the capacity of improvising with Chick Corea about a minute and support Aretha Franklin another. They weren’t bop snobs, plus they had been heavily influenced from the Crusaders (instead of the Jazz Crusaders). Although filled with busy, well-known music artists, Brass Fever itself was quite obscure. Brass Fever and Period Is Operating Out received hardly any interest, and in 1976, the music group known as it quits.