The Brass Ring Biography (Wikipedia)
The Brass Ring was a group of American studio musicians led by saxophonist and arranger Phil Bodner. They were based in New York City and were stylistically similar to The Tijuana Brass, The Brass Buttons, the Baja Marimba Band and other "Now Sound" instrumental pop groups from the 1960s, although the twin-sax sound more closely resembles Billy Vaughn, whose biggest hits were in the 1950s.
In addition to several successful albums for ABC/Dunhill Records, they had two hit singles. The first, "The Phoenix Love Theme (Senza Fine)", was used in the movie The Flight of the Phoenix, and hit #32 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1966. The second, "The Dis-Advantages of You", written by Mitch Leigh, was used in a series of commercials for Benson & Hedges cigarettes, and hit #36 in March 1967. Numerous other singles hit Billboard's Easy Listening chart, and a non-chart single, "Love In The Open Air", is prized by collectors, as it is a cover of a little-known composition by Paul McCartney.
The Brass Ring Tracks