Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci – CDs/DVDs

Return to Budapest With Love  (2024 Gramy-H Records)

Twenty Twenty 2  (2022 ChieliMusic)

All Stars (2020 Trippin N Rhythm)
Deep as the Night (2017 Trippin N Rhythm)

Without You (2010 ChieliMusic)

Genesis (2013 Shanachie)
Sweet Surrender (2007 Shanachie)
A Night With Chieli Minucci & Special EFX (2006 Shanachie)
Party (2003 Shanachie)
Butterfly (2001 Shanachie)
Masterpiece (1999 Shanachie)

Body Language (1995 JVC)
Catwalk (1994 JVC)
Play (1993 JVC)

Collection (1993 GRP/Verve)
Global Village (1992GRP/Verve)
Peace Of The World (1991GRP/Verve)
Just Like Magic (1990GRP/Verve)
Confidential (1989GRP/Verve)
Double Feature (1988GRP/Verve)
Mystique (1987GRP/Verve)
Slice Of Life (1986GRP/Verve)
Modern Manners (1985GRP/Verve)
Special EFX (1984GRP/Verve)


Chieli Minucci CDs

Someone’s Singing (2021 ChieliMusic/Watchfire Music)

Got It Goin’ On (2005 Shanachie)
Night Grooves (2003 Shanachie)
Sweet On You (2002 Shanachie)

It’s Gonna Be Good (1998 JVC)
Renaissance (2009 & 1996 JVC)
Jewels (1995 JVC)

Travels (2009 Watchfire Music)
East Of The Sun (2009 Watchfire Music)

Solos, Duos, & Trios (2008 ChieliMusic)
Pop Today (2008 ChieliMusic)
Raspberry & Cream (2008 ChieliMusic)
Drippings (2008 ChieliMusic)


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



Lao Tizer
Passages – Yse Records/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

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


Music For Your Soul – Spirit (Blue Velvet Soul Records 2023)

Gregory Abbott
Whisper the Words (featuring Chieli Minucci)
(Whisper the Words 2023)

Jason Jackson
Midnight Ride (Jason Jackson Music 2023)

Tommy Davidson
Kid Zero (2023)

Michael J Thomas
Here’s Another Ditty (2022)

Smooth Jazz Alley
Tidal (The Smooth Jazz Alley 2020)

Oli Silk
Meet Me in the Middle (Trippin N Rhythm 2020)

Gary Honor
The Pulse (Trippin N Rhythm 2020)

Nicolas Cole
Soulmate (Trippin N Rhythm 2019)

Althea Rene
Unstoppable (2017) Now & Forever

Lao Tizer
Songs From the Swinghouse – 2017
Downbeat – JLK Productions/2012
Tizer Live – Yse Records/2010
Passages – Yse Records/2009
Diversify – Yse Records/2006
Golden Soul – Frathouse Records/2001
Short Play – LA Sound/1997

Bob Baldwin
Mellow Wonder: Songs in the Key of Stevie
City Sketches / Red River (2015)
Never Can Say Goodbye (2010)
Lookin’ Back (2009)
The American Spirit: A Smooth Jazz Celebration (Narada 2002)
“America The Beautiful” & “Star Spangled Banner”

The Omar Hakim Experience
We Are One (2014)

Arshak Sirunyen
Hoodman’s Blind (2014)

Jim Peterik
Forces at Play
(World Stage International 2013)

Celine Dion
The Essential Celine Dion (2011)
My Love: Essential Collection (2008)
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

Les Paul and Friends: Tribute To A Legend
(Immergent 2008)

Donna Summer
I Will
(Sony 2003)

Lionel Richie
”To Love A Woman”
(Island Def Jam 2002)

Jennifer Lopez
Dance Again – The Hits (2012)
J to Tha L-O! The Remixes (2002)
On the 6 (1999)

Mark Anthony
“Tragedy” from Mended
(Columbia 2002)

Jessica Simpson
(Sony 2001)

Backstreet Boys
“I Need You Tonight”
(Jive/Zomba 1999)

Linda Ciofalo
Dancing With Johnny (2010)

Paula Atherton
Groove With Me (2009)

Rick Nichols
Project Synchrony
(Linking Point 2008)

Robbie Kumalo
Music is My Friend

Peter Primamore
Grancia 2006

Various Artists
20th Centrury Masters; Smooth Jazz Christmas
(Hip-O 2005)

Jenny Burton
Jenny Burton Experience (2005)
The Jenny Burton Experience (Voiceworks 1995)

Pieces of a Dream (2005)
Freak Of Nature (Sony 2002)
Not That Kind (Sony 1999)

Nestor Torres
The Very Best of Nestor Torres (Shanachie 2007)
My Latin Soul (Shanachie 2002)
“Smooth” & “Hero”

Philip Hamilton (2004)
Blues, Rhythm, Rhythm & Blues

Kevin Toni
(Shanachie 2001)

John Favicchia
(Fav Music 2001)

True Vibe
True Vibe

David Mann
(Encoded 2001)

Tin Tin Out
Anybody’s’ Guess
(Virgin 2000)

This Is Your Life –
(Ministry Of Sound/UK 2000)

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
(Encoded/N2K 2000)

Samantha Sima
(Genie Entertainment 2000)

Music of the Heart
(Sony 1999)

Tom Browne
R ‘N’ Browne
(Hip Bop 1999)

Giselle d’Cole
G iselle D’Cole
(Sony/Disco 1999)

Joy: A Holiday Collection
(Atlantic 1999)

(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

(Also Productions 1998)

Love (2009)

Nicole Renee
Nicole Renee (Atlantic 1998)

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)

(Boulevard Columbia 1996)

Lionel Hampton
For the Love of Music
(Mo Jazz 1996)

I Feel It
(MCA 1996)
“In The Beginning”

Billy Mann
Billy Mann
(A&M 1996)

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)

Woman Child
(Capitol 1992)

Gabor Kristof
The Fast Lane
(Champagne 1989)

the Omar Hakim Experience
We Are One (2014)
Rhythm Love (GRP 1989)

Roberta Flack
(Atlantic 1988)

(Arista 1987)

The Bellestars
World Domination
(MCA/Stiff 1986)

Cheryl Lynn
It’s Gonna Be Alright

Chris Hinze
(Keytone 1984)

High Fashion
Make Up Your Mind

This Is Your Time
(Atlantic/RFC 1983)

The B.B.Q. Band
Six Million Times (Capitol/EMI 1983)
All Night Long (Capitol/EMI 1982)

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



Jay Beckenstein
Eye Contact (Windham Hill/2000)
“Sunrise” & “Lookin’ Up”

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)



Firehouse Dog (2007)
“Lady Is A Vamp” (Minucci/Kallins/Skinner)
Todd Holland – director

No Country For Old Men (2007)
“Deep Cry” (Minucci/Kallins)
The Coen Brothers – directors

Legally Blonde (2001)
“Perfect Day”

Bowfinger (1999)
“Super Smooth” (C. Minucci/M. Kallins)
Frank Oz – director

Snake Eyes (1998)
“Fiesta Mexicana”
Brian DePalma

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.


Peter Pan 360 (Herrick Entertainment/Threesixty Entertainment) 2015

Composed and produced the soundtrack for the 2003-2015 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 (2000)
“Surf and Turf”

“Watch Out HBO” (2000)


Performed as guitarist on:

American Made (Imagine Entertainment/Cross Creek Pictures 2017)
(starring Tom Cruise)

Uptown Girls (MGM/2003)
(starring Brittany Murphy)

Double Platinum (Arif Mardin/1999)
starring Diana Ross & Brandy
(TV movie)

Clean & Narrow (Showtime 1999)
Jimmy Webb- composer

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Disney 1996)
starring Bette Midler

Ishtar (Columbia 1987)
Dave Grusin-composer
starring Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman


Gotham Library/Firstcom (distributed by Universal Music)
As one of the chief staff-writers for this longtime music production library, Minucci composed, recorded, and performed more than 150 individual CDs for Gotham Music between 1998 till present. These compositions have appeared in countless television and radio programs, advertising jingles, as well as in major motion pictures.

Composed the main station IDs for Bloomberg News, NYC (2019 – present)

Composed all the music, including the main station IDs for Bloomberg Radio, NYC (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)

American Dream Vol. 2 (1996)
Lifestyles (1995)
American Dream (1994)

Jimmy Slim (from Acoustic Land – Gotham Music GM134) // Chieli Minucci
  1. Jimmy Slim (from Acoustic Land – Gotham Music GM134) // Chieli Minucci
  2. Two Hearts (from Butterfly) // Chieli Minucci
  3. Masterpiece (from Masterpiece) // Chieli Minucci
  4. One Day (from Just Like Magic) // Chieli Minucci
  5. Lost Not Found (from World Journeys – Gotham Music GM174) // Chieli Minucci
  6. Kickin’ It Hard (from Night Grooves) // Chieli Minucci
  7. Sneaking Around (from Gotham GM118) // Chieli Minucci
  8. Hot 100 (from Sweet on You) // Chieli Minucci
  9. Flowing Hair (from Acoustic Land – Gotham Music GM134) // Chieli Minucci
  10. Little Wing (clip 1) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars