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OK, so who here besides (I'm guessing) JeremyC, Wally, and DaveBrown know who the band Chase is?

 

I've been listening to the albums "Chase" and "Ennea" a lot again lately. What a friggin' awesome band. Their one and only 'hit' was a song called "Get It On" that you may or may not have heard before. Chase was a band like early Chicago Transit Authority and Blood, Sweat & Tears; but with 4 trumpet players. Pow. Talk about a horn section that could rip your face off!! Bill Chase was the lead trumpet player and bandleader... hence the name Chase (duh). Great song writing, great singers, smokin' rhythm section. Damn. Most of the band was killed in a plane crash while they were on tour in the early 70's, including Bill.

 

If you're into this kinda stuff, I highly suggest picking up their self titled album at least. It burns.

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Bump, I'm hip to Chase, think I still have the cassette somewhere, I'll have to look for it. When in Louisiana in 1969 I played with Gigi Shin, the vocalist that was with Chase. Use to play a gig down there every Sunday in Galveston, Texas at the Bamboo Hut with a group called the Boogie Kings. There were two bands on this gig and the other had Gigi and Jerry LeCrouix/Jackson as the singers in that band. Later Jerry sang with Edgar Winters and Rare Earth. There were some real kickin' musicians and singers down in the Lousiana and Texas area at the time.

 

Wally

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Chase was a great band and it was very sad when the plane crashed.

 

Because of their success, a trumpet player I knew decided to start a band "just like Chase"...four lead trumpet players and a rhythm section.

 

So we had a few rehearsals.

 

You do not want to be in a small room with four lead trumpet players.

 

Fortunately for me that band never got off the ground.

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Every lead trumpet player that tried to start a band was influenced by Chase, even more so than Maynard Ferguson. It was worse than every fretless bass player in the and the '80s wanting to be Jaco.
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I know not of this band. :(

 

I will need to do some research! :)

 

Four lead trumpet players in a rehearsal room...yikes! :eek:

 

"OT" thread? Nah. It's about music. Just post something about the bass player and it will then become more than bona fide! :D

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Originally posted by Sweet Willie:

I know not of this band. :(

 

I will need to do some research! :)

 

Four lead trumpet players in a rehearsal room...yikes! :eek:

 

"OT" thread? Nah. It's about music. Just post something about the bass player and it will then become more than bona fide! :D

Four trumpets. Ahhhhhh yeah. When I was in the University of Washington marching band, we had 37 trumpets. Sectionals were loud. :D

 

Here is a good site for info on Chase, it's run by my friend Kevin:

 

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