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18 April 2010

NEW Chieli Minucci & Special EFX double-disc CD and live concert DVD NOW AVAILABLE!

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I’m proud to announce 2 new Chieli Minucci & Special EFX CD releases!   The new double-disc CD, “Without You”, and the live-concert DVD, ‘Chieli Minucci & Special EFX – Live at the Java Jazz Festival” . These come at a very significant time in our long concert career, our 25th anniversary of touring!  Containing 22 brand new tracks, including new arrangements of familiar Special EFX favorites, the featured vocal work of longtime bandmember Philip Hamilton, as well as guest vocalist Will Brock, plus a tribute to my late, great partner, percussionist George Jinda, this new release finds our famously eclectic music evolving towards fresh, contemporary world jazz-fusion sounds.  Rounding out the regular EFX lineup are guest musicians, keyboardist Jeff Lorber, violinist Karen Briggs (ex-Yanni group member), as well as NYC stringman Alan Grubner. West-coast pianist Lao Tizer makes a special appearance as well.

Over the last few years our compositional approach has steadily shifted towards a global, high energy fusion experience, sometimes even mixing in cinematic ‘sound-design’ textures. Not one to be shy of variety, I’ve packed this release with all kinds of music – jazz fusion, world-beat, world-pop vocals, contemporary melodies, rock-tinged versions of EFX classics, and even our first straight-ahead jazz piece. I’m sure new listeners, as well as our longtime fans will feel exhilaration as they listen to this unusual mix of new music!

Two Dancing (clip 2) // Special EFX featuring Chieli MInucci - All Stars
  1. Two Dancing (clip 2) // Special EFX featuring Chieli MInucci - All Stars
  2. Islands (from Mystique) // Chieli Minucci
  3. Without You (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  4. Capetown Jubilee (from Hot Sexy Travels – Gotham Music GM153) // Chieli Minucci
  5. Ozone Alert (from Global Village) // Chieli Minucci
  6. Mystical (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  7. One Stick and a Stone (clip 1) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  8. Till the End of Time (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  9. Wish You a Jazzy Christmas (from Seasons Greetings – Gotham Music GM165) // Chieli Minucci
  10. One Day (from Just Like Magic) // Chieli Minucci
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