Discography

ARTIST/PRODUCER

 

Chieli Minucci CDs

 
* SHANACHIE RECORDS
Genesis (2013)
Sweet Surrender (2007)
Got It Goin’ On (2005)
Night Grooves (2003)
Sweet On You (2002)
 
* JVC RECORDS
It’s Gonna Be Good (1998)
Renaissance (2009 & 1996)
Jewels (1995)
 
* CHIELIMUSIC
Without You (2010 – ChieliMusic)
Travels (2009- Watchfire Music)
East Of The Sun (2009 – Watchfire Music)
Solos, Duos, & Trios (2008)
Pop Today (2008)
Raspberry & Cream (2008)
Drippings (2008)
 
 

Chieli Minucci & Special EFX CDs/DVDs

 
*CHIELIMUSIC
Without You (2010)
 
* SHANACHIE RECORDS
Genesis (2013)
Sweet Surrender (2007)
A Night With Chieli Minucci & Special EFX (2006)
Party (2003)
Butterfly (2001)
Masterpiece (1999)
 
* JVC RECORDS
Body Language (1995)
Catwalk (1994)
Play (1993)
 
* GRP RECORDS
Collection (1993)
Global Village (1992)
Peace Of The World (1991)
Just Like Magic (1990)
Confidential (1989)
Double Feature (1988)
Mystique (1987)
Slice Of Life (1986)
Modern Manners (1985)
Special EFX (1984)
 
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Smooth Jazz: Pure Pleasure Shanachie/1999
Flavors Of Jazz JVC/1997
Musicland & GRP: Got What’s Hot In Jazz GRP/1992
The GRP Album GRP/2001
 
Jay Beckenstein “Sunrise” & “Lookin’ Up” Windham Hill/2000
from Eye Contact
 
Windham Hill A Jazz Noel 1999
“Magic” & “Joyous”
 
The Very Best Of Smooth Jazz Guitar Shanachie/1998
“Anything & Everything”
 
GRP Christmas Volume 1 GRP/1988
Collection
 
 

 PRODUCER/GUITARIST

 
Lao Tizer
Passages   (Tizer 2009)
Golden Soul   (Frathouse Records 2001)
Short Play  (LA Sound 1997)
 
Jay Beckenstein
‘Sunrise’   (Windham Hill  2000)
‘Looking Up’
‘I’ve Been Waiting’
 
Rick Rhodes
Now You See It, Now You Don’t   (Polystar  1994)
Indian Summer   (Polystar  1995)
Deep in the Night   (Beanbag  1998)
 
Kim Pensyl 
Eyes Of Wonder
(GRP  1992)
 
Deborah Henson-Conant
The Art Of Harp (Vol. 1) – International Harp Festival 1996
Caught In The Act  (GRP  1990)
Talking Hands  (GRP  1991)
Budapest   (White Cat/Unity  1992)
 
Heather Mullen 
Heather Mullen
(Eastwest/Warner Brothers 1992)
 
 

 

SESSION GUITARIST CREDITS

 
Celine Dion
One Heart (Sony 2003)
A New Day Has Come (Sony 2002)
Collector’s Series, Vol. 1 (Sony 2000)
These Are Special Times (550 Music/Epic 1998)
Let’s Talk About Love (1998)
You Only Love Once
 
Donna Summer
I Will
(Sony 2003)
 
Lionel Richie
”To Love A Woman”
(Island Def Jam 2002)
 
Jennifer Lopez
J to Tha L-O!: The Remixes (2002)
On the 6 (1999)
 
 
Mark Anthony
“Tragedy” from Mended
(Columbia 2002)
 
Jessica Simpson
Irresistible
(Sony 2001)
 
Backstreet Boys
Millennium
“I Need You Tonight”
(Jive/Zomba 1999)
   
 Arshak Sirunyen
Hoodman’s Blind (2014)
 
Jim Peterik
Forces at Play
(World Stage International 2013)
 
Lao Tizer/Tizer
Downbeat (2012)
Tizer Live (2010)
Oassagews (2009)
Diversify (2006)
Golden Soul (2001)
 
Linda Ciofalo
Dancing With Johnny (2010)
 
Bob Baldwin
Never Can Say Goodbye (2010)
The American Spirit: A Smooth Jazz Celebration (Narada 2002)
“America The Beautiful” & “Star Spangled Banner”
 
Paula Atherton
Groove With Me (2009)
 
Rick Nichols
Project Synchrony
(Linking Point  2008)
 
Robbie Kumalo
Music is My Friend
(2007)
 
Anastacia
Freak Of Nature (Sony 2002)
Not That Kind (Sony 1999)
 
Nestor Torres
My Latin Soul
(Shanachie 2002)
“Smooth” & “Hero” 
 
Kevin Toni
Strut
(Shanachie 2001)
 
John Favicchia
Dharma
(Fav Music 2001)
 
True Vibe
True Vibe
(Essential/Zomba/2001)
 
David Mann
Touch
(Encoded 2001)
 
Tin Tin Out
Anybody’s’ Guess
(Virgin  2000)
 
Celeste
This Is Your Life –
(Ministry Of Sound/UK  2000)
 
Carman
Heart of a Champion
(Sparrow/ EMI Christian Group  2000)
 
Steelye Dan Tribute
No Static At All
(Samson  2000)
“Josie” (w/ Dave Koz)
 
Rosie O’Donnell
A Rosie Christmas
(Sony  2000)
“Winter Wonderland” (with Donny Osmond)
 
Club 1600
“Stay”
(Encoded/N2K  2000)
 
Samantha Sima
Identity
(Genie Entertainment  2000)
 
Tre-O
Music of the Heart
(Sony  1999)
“Seventeen”
 
Tom Browne
R ‘N’ Browne
(Hip Bop   1999)
 
Giselle d’Cole
G iselle D’Cole
(Sony/Disco   1999)
 
Jewel
Joy: A Holiday Collection
(Atlantic   1999)
 
Mya
(Caliente/Atlantic   1999)
 
Gerald Veasley 
Love Letters (composed “Hypnotize”)
(Heads Up   1999)
 
Marion Meadows
Pleasure “Unchain My Heart”
(Sire/Discovery 1998)
 
Bakithi Kumalo
San Bonan (Siam 1998)
 
Russell Gunn
Ethnomusicology (Vol. 1)
(Atlantic  1998)
 
Ginette Reno
Love Is All
(Attic Records Limited   1998)
 
Mercedes Hall
Somewhere In Town
(1998)
 
Sola
Haunts
(Also Productions  1998)
 
LaChanze
Love (2009)
 
Nicole Renee
Nicole Renee (Atlantic 1998)
“Memorabilia”
 
Armsted Christian – The Wave Is Coming
(Siam   1998)
 
Will Downing – Invitation Only
(Mercury   1997)
 
Slim Mann – Secret Rendezvous
(Encoded  1997)
 
Angela Bofill – Love in Slow Motion
(Shanachie  1996)
 
Chaka Khan
Epiphany:  The Best Of Chaka Khan 
“Your Love Is All I Know”
(Warner Bros 1996)
 
Voyeur
(Boulevard Columbia   1996)
 
Lionel Hampton
For the Love of Music
(Mo Jazz   1996)
 
E.Y.C.
I Feel It
(MCA   1996)
“In The Beginning”
 
Billy Mann 
Billy Mann
(A&M  1996)
 
Jenny Burton 
The Jenny Burton Experience
(Voiceworks   1995)
 
Mark Johnson 
Mark Johnson
(JVC  1994)
 
Mavis Staple 
The Voice
(Warner Bros./Paisley Park  1993)
 
Christoph Spendel 
Cool Street
(TCB  1993)
 
Noel Pointer
Never Lose Your Heart
(Shanachie/Cachet   1993)
 
Bemshi 
Woman Child
(Capitol  1992)
 
Gabor Kristof 
The Fast Lane
(Champagne  1989)
 
Omar Hakim
Experience (2014)
Rhythm Love  (GRP  1989)
 
Roberta Flack
Oasis
(Atlantic  1988)
 
Lala
Lala
(Arista  1987)
 
The Bellestars
World Domination
(MCA/Stiff 1986)
 
Cheryl Lynn
It’s Gonna Be Alright
(CBS/1985)
 
Chris Hinze
Saliah
(Keytone  1984)
 
High Fashion
Make Up Your Mind
(Capitol/EMI/1983)
 
Change
This Is Your Time
(Atlantic/RFC   1983)
 
The B.B.Q. Band
Six Million Times (Capitol/EMI   1983)
All Night Long (Capitol/EMI   1982)
 
Compilations
Various Artists Guitar Fire!: GRP Gold Encore… (1983)
Various Artists GRP Digital Sampler, Vol. 1 (1984)
Various Artists GRP Christmas Collection (1988)
Various Artists KBLX – The Quiet Storm (1988)
Various Artists WNUA 95.5: Smooth Sounds, Vol. 1
Various Artists WQCD: Cool Sounds of CD 101.9, Vol… (1988)
Various Artists GRP: On the Cutting Edge (1989)
Various Artists KIFM: Smooth Sounds of San Diego,… (1989)
Various Artists WNUA 95.5: Smooth Sounds, Vol. 2 (1990)
Various Artists WQCD: Cool Sounds of CD 101.9, Vol… (1990)
Various Artists GRP Digital Sampler: On the… (1991)
Various Artists KIFM: Smooth Sounds of San Diego,… (1991)
Various Artists WCDJ: GRP Presents CD 96.9 -… (1991)
Various Artists WHVE: The Wave (1991)
Various Artists GRP 10th Anniversary Collection (1992)
Various Artists Smooth Sounds of Quiet, Vol. 2 (1992)
Various Artists Music Land & GRP: Got What’s Hot… (1992)
Various Artists World of Contemporary Jazz Groups (1993)
Various Artists Flavors of Jazz (1997)
Various Artists Hip Bop’N Smooth (1999)
Various Artists Jazz Noel (1999)
Various Artists Smooth Jazz: Pure Pleasure (1999)
Various Artists Club 1600 (2000) Guitar
Various Artists Smooth Jazz: Sexual Healing (2000)
Various Artists Smooth Jazz Number Ones (2000)
Various Artists 102.5 the Wave
Various Artists GRP New Magic Digital Sampler, Vol…
Various Artists GRP Digital Sampler, Vol. 2
Various Artits Music for the New Millennium (2000)
Various Artists Satin Doll: Smooth Jazz Plays Duke (2001)
Various Artists Smooth Jazz: The Quiet Storm (2001)
Various Artists Smooth Jazz: Sweet Love (2002)
My Kind Of Jazz Sheer Sound (South Africa 2002)
A Taste of Pop Jazz (Pop Jazz)
Various Artists The best of Jazzin’ Around – Sheer Sound
 
 
ARRANGING CREDITS
 
Jay Beckenstein
Eye Contact
“Sunrise” & “Lookin’ Up”
Windham Hill/2000
 
Patrick “Patches” Stewart
Penetration
(Hip Bop 1998)
remixes & edits
 
Spyro Gyra
“Ariana” from Love & Other Obsessions
(GRP  1995)
“Heart Of The Night”
(GRP 1996)
“Ariana” from Retrospective
(GRP  1997)
 
 

 SOUNDTRACKS/FILM/TELEVISION

 
Firehouse Dog
“Lady Is A Vamp” (Minucci/Kallins/Skinner)
Todd Holland – director 2007
 
No Country For Old Men
“Deep Cry” (Minucci/Kallins)
The Coen Brothers – directors – 2007
 
Legally Blonde
“Perfect Day”
2001
 
Bowfinger
“Super Smooth” (C. Minucci/M. Kallins)
Frank Oz – director – 1999
 
Snake Eyes
“Fiesta Mexicana”
Brian DePalma – 1998
 
One of the primary composers, and 3 time Emmy Award recipient, since 1999, for the CBS daytime drama,
Guiding Light. Has composed over 700 individual cues.
 
Composed and produced the soundtrack for the 2003-2009 Clear Channel/Nickolodeon live tour productions of the hit TV series, Dora the Explorer. “‘Dora’s Pirate Adventure”, “The City of Lost Toys” & “Storytime Adventures”.
 
Chieli has written and recorded the soundtrack for the smash hit Themestar stage production of the long-running British kid’s TV show, Thomas & Friends Live! – Thomas Saves The Day!
 
Composed background music, since 1997, for As The World Turns, and Another World, scoring over 400 individual cues.
 
ABC-TV The Beach Boys: An American Family
“Surf and Turf”
2000
 
HBO
“Watch Out HBO”
music for HBO’s new season
2000
 
 
 
SOUNDTRACKS
Performed as guitarist on:
 
Uptown Girls
(starring Brittany Murphy)
MGM/2003
 
Double Platinum
starring Diana Ross & Brandy
Arif Mardin/1999
(TV movie)
 
Clean & Narrow
 Jimmy Webb- composer
(Showtime  1999)
  
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
starring Bette Midler
(Disney  1996)
 
Ishtar
Dave Grusin-composer
(Columbia  1987)
starring Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman
 

 MISCELLANEOUS MUSIC PRODUCTION

 
Gotham Library/Firstcom
(distributed by Universal Music)
As one of the chief composers,recorded/composed/performed more than 100 individual CDs for Emanuel Kallin’s, Gotham Music between 1998-present.   These music ‘beds’ have appeared in dozens of television and radio programs/jingles,as well as major motion pictures.              www.firstcom.com
 
Composed all the music, including the main “IDs” for Bloomberg Radio, NYC during the years 2000-2001
 
Sound Ideas/Westar Music Library
Over The Edge (2002)
X-Treme Sports 2 (2002)
Manhattan Silhouette (2001)
Sex & Romance (2001)
Neon Nights (1999)
Second Cup (1999)
 
De Wolfe Music
Latin Power (1999)
Smooth Jazz #4
 
Killer Tracks
The 60’s Vol. 1 (1997)
 
Firstcom
American Dream Vol. 2 (1996)
Lifestyles (1995)
American Dream (1994)