Bill Chase was already a well-established leadtrumpet player when he decided to form his own band. He recruited three other veteran trumpet players and vocalist Terry Richards, backed them with a rockrhythm section, and created a band which merged both jazz and rock styles. The album was recorded in Chicago in November and early December 1970 and released in late March 1971.
The single "Get It On" spent thirteen weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart starting in May 1971. This success drove album sales to more than 400,000 units - unusually high for a jazz artist. The album charted for a total of 26 weeks, peaking at #22.
Long out of print in the U.S., the album was re-released in Japan on CD in 1997.