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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!

Happy Happy (from Party) // Chieli Minucci
  1. Happy Happy (from Party) // Chieli Minucci
  2. Gamelan Games (from East of the Sun) // Chieli Minucci
  3. Yesterdays Memories (from Slice of Life) // Chieli Minucci
  4. Crazy Eights (from // Chieli Minucci
  5. New Bop (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  6. Journeys (from Travels) // Chieli Minucci
  7. Guitarzzz (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  8. Garden of Eden (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  9. Gathering Wind (from Without You) // Chieli Minucci
  10. Sad Senorita (from World Journeys – Gotham Music GM174) // Chieli Minucci
  11. Across the Seven Seas (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  12. Jewels – part 1 (from Jewels) // Chieli Minucci
  13. The Haunting (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  14. Endless Us (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  15. Nasir di Nuevo (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  16. Masterpiece (from Masterpiece) // Chieli Minucci
  17. Two Hearts (from Butterfly) // Chieli Minucci
  18. Gentle Hands (from Inspire Me – Gotham Music GM194) // Chieli Minucci
  19. The Effect (from Confidential) // Chieli Minucci
  20. Without You (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  21. Native Rivers (from World Journeys – Gotham Music – GM174) // Chieli Minucci
  22. Global Village (from Global Village) // Chieli Minucci
  23. Hot 100 (from Sweet on You) // Chieli Minucci
  24. Till the End of Time (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  25. Mirage (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  26. Love Is Always Young (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  27. Stars in Your Eyes (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  28. Mystical (from Sweet Surrender) // Chieli Minucci
  29. The Juice (from Got it Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  30. Far Away (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  31. Ozone Alert (from Global Village) // Chieli Minucci
  32. Good Times Ahead (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  33. Islands (from Mystique) // Chieli Minucci
  34. So It Begins (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  35. Genesis (from Genesis) // Chieli Minucci
  36. Kickin’ It Hard (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  37. Mi Amore (from Party) // Chieli Minucci
  38. Beautiful Gold (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  39. Dance on the Delta (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  40. The Gift (from It’s Gonna Be Good) // Chieli Minucci
  41. Deep as the Night (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  42. One Day (from Just Like Magic) // Chieli Minucci
  43. Never Ending Love (from the upcoming 2017 release, Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
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