Chase - Songs


Chase was a jazz/rock fusion band led by veteran jazz trumpeter Bill Chase (October 20, 1934 - August 9, 1974) that became famous during the early 1970s. Best known for the hard-driving and brassy "Get It On" (1971), other hits include "So Many People" (1971) and their rendition of the Mike d'Abo-penned "Handbags And Gladrags" (1971) which later also became a hit for Rod Stewart in 1972.

Formed in 1970, the original nine-member lineup also included three other jazz trumpeters - Ted Piercefield, Alan Ware, and Jerry Van Blair - along with Terry Richards, who served as lead singer on the first album, and a rhythm section consisting of Dennis Johnson (bass), John "Jay Burrid" Mitthaur (percussion), Phil Porter (keyboards), and Angel South (guitar). The band had many personnel changes over its relatively short history and in 1974, Bill Chase died in a plane crash along with several other group members en route to a scheduled concert at the Jackson County Fair in Jackson, Minnesota.



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