Led by drummer/arranger Chris Hillsides, the Players Association was an obscure past due-’70s, early-’80s outfit that specialised in a jazz-influenced design of disco-funk. Main jazz music artists like Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, Joe Farrell, and Tom Harrell made an appearance on its albums, however the New York music group by no means catered to jazz’s hardcore; its main concentrate was disco-funk with jazz overtones, even though Association sometimes detoured into instrumental jazz-pop and silent surprise/NAC music. The Association by no means became popular, and its own recordings received hardly any radio airplay; nevertheless, it did like a little underground pursuing among danceclub DJs. The Players Association authorized with Vanguard in 1977, as well as the music group documented five albums before phoning it quits in 1981: 1977’s The Players Association, 1978’s Given birth to to Dance, 1979’s Change the Music Up! 1980’s We Got the Groove, and 1981’s Allow Your Body Proceed.