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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!

Yesterdays Memories (from Slice of Life) // Chieli Minucci
  1. Yesterdays Memories (from Slice of Life) // Chieli Minucci
  2. Gentle Hands (from Inspire Me – Gotham Music GM194) // Chieli Minucci
  3. Happy Happy (from Party) // Chieli Minucci
  4. Circus Theme (from Thomas the Tank Engine’s, “Thomas Saves the Day”) // Chieli Minucci
  5. Krazy Kats (from Wonderfully Wacky – Gotham Music GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  6. Journeys (from Travels) // Chieli Minucci
  7. Far Away (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  8. Global Village (from Global Village) // Chieli Minucci
  9. Native Rivers (from World Journeys – Gotham Music – GM174) // Chieli Minucci
  10. Gallagher’s Garage (from Rock It – Gotham Music GM156) // Chieli Minucci
  11. Capetown Jubilee (from Hot Sexy Travels – Gotham Music GM153) // Chieli Minucci
  12. Good Times Ahead (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  13. The Haunting (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  14. New Bop (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  15. Deep as the Night (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  16. Sneaking Around (from Gotham GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  17. Beautiful Gold (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  18. Love Is Always Young (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  19. Mirage (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  20. The Gift (from It’s Gonna Be Good) // Chieli Minucci
  21. Till the End of Time (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  22. Fairy Dust (from Wonderfully Wacky – Gotham Music GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  23. Hatter Scatter (from Wonderfully Wacky – Gotham Music GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  24. Kickin’ It Hard (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  25. The Juice (from Got it Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  26. Without You (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  27. Explore India (from Hot Sexy Travels – Gotham Music GM153) // Chieli Minucci
  28. Sneaking Around (from Wonderfully Wacky – Gotham Music GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  29. Jimmy Slim (from Acoustic Land – Gotham Music GM134) // Chieli Minucci
  30. The Effect (from Confidential) // Chieli Minucci
  31. Two Hearts (from Butterfly) // Chieli Minucci
  32. Gathering Wind (from Without You) // Chieli Minucci
  33. Islands (from Mystique) // Chieli Minucci
  34. Wish You a Jazzy Christmas (from Seasons Greetings – Gotham Music GM165) // Chieli Minucci
  35. Across the Seven Seas (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  36. Nasir di Nuevo (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  37. So It Begins (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  38. Ozone Alert (from Global Village) // Chieli Minucci
  39. Masterpiece (from Masterpiece) // Chieli Minucci
  40. Sad Senorita (from World Journeys – Gotham Music GM174) // Chieli Minucci
  41. Gamelan Games (from East of the Sun) // Chieli Minucci
  42. Mi Amore (from Party) // Chieli Minucci
  43. Flowing Hair (from Acoustic Land – Gotham Music GM134) // Chieli Minucci
  44. Jewels – part 1 (from Jewels) // Chieli Minucci
  45. One Day (from Just Like Magic) // Chieli Minucci
  46. Crazy Eights (from // Chieli Minucci
  47. Dance on the Delta (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  48. Never Ending Love (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  49. Moonshining (from Gotham Goes Country – Gotham Music GM168) // Chieli Minucci
  50. Stars in Your Eyes (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  51. Mystical (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  52. Lost Not Found (from World Journeys – Gotham Music GM174) // Chieli Minucci
  53. Endless Us (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  54. Genesis (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  55. Hot 100 (from Sweet on You) // Chieli Minucci
  56. Guitarzzz (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  57. Garden of Eden (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
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