Return to Budapest With Love

Return to Budapest with Love

Chieli Minucci – electric & acoustic guitars
George Jinda – percussion, African talking drum, shakers, caxixi, tuned temple blocks, energy chime, crotales
Bela ‘Szakcsi’ Lakatos – acoustic grand piano, keyboards
Lionel Cordew – drums
Gerald Veasley – bass

Recorded in Budapest at the Petőfi Csarnok on 12/11/1990 and 2/12/1992

Dedicated to the memory of George Jinda and Szakcsi

1. Looking for Seventh Heaven
written by Bela “Szakcsi” Lakatos & George Jinda
published by Szakcsi Music (ASCAP) & Jinji Music (ASCAP)

2. Slice of Life – Timeless Mood
written by Chieli Minucci & George Jinda
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP) & Jinji Music (ASCAP)

3. Forever
written by Chieli Minucci & George Jinda
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP) & Jinji Music (ASCAP)

4. Chance Encounter (Szakcsi & Chieli)
written by Bela “Szakcsi” Lakatos & Chieli Minucci
published by Szakcsi Music (ASCAP) & Chieli Music (ASCAP)

5. The Toy Shop
written by Chieli Minucci & George Jinda
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP) & Jinji Music (ASCAP)

6. Sabariah
written by Bela “Szakcsi” Lakatos & George Jinda
published by Szakcsi Music (ASCAP) & Jinji Music (ASCAP)

7. Nature Boy Pt. 1 & 2
written by Chieli Minucci & George Jinda
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP) & Jinji Music (ASCAP)

8. Uptown East
written by Chieli Minucci
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP)

9. Festival
written by Chieli Minucci
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP)

10. Sambuca Nights
written by Chieli Minucci
published by Chieli Music (ASCAP)

Special thanks to the gifted musicians who performed with us here – Gerald Veasley, Lionel Cordew, and Szakcsi. Many thanks to Attila Egerhazi. Shout out to Dave Grusin & Larry Rosen for giving us our start. Thank you to Stacey for inspiring the CD title. And as always, much love and gratitude to my late-musical brother, George Jinda, for his inspiration and encouragement during those early years of our career!

Thank you to Dream by WOMBO for its assistance in generating the cover artwork

While still only a few years old as a band, Special EFX (Chieli Minucci & George Jinda) performed at the famous Petofi Csarnok in Budapest, Hungary on 2 occasions in the early 1990s. Originally recorded to analogue tape, the recordings on this CD were compiled from both of those events, now transferred to digital compact disc. Being a native Hungarian, these were especially significant concerts for George Jinda, as well as his writing partner, and our touring keyboardist at the time, the legendary Bela “Szakcsi” Lakatos. Actually, this was Szakcsi’s first time performing with the band on stage. In the spirit of Special EFX’s artistic direction, much of the music here was improvised, especially the duets. The audience turn out and reception was more than we could have hoped for. Sadly both George and Szakcsi are no longer with us, but their memory lives on here through their music ~
Love to my wonderful family and friends – our day to day experiences together create endless inspiration, motivation, and gratitude ~

– Chieli Minucci

MANAGEMENT
Nelly Neben/Axis Artists Management
[email protected]
+1(818) 998-2595

WORLDWIDE BOOKINGS
Lao Tizer Music Inc.
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+1(818)590-3163

Please visit SpecialEFXMusic.com and ChieliMusic.com, the official websites for all things
Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci, as well as the Special EFX Allstars

Chieli can be contacted, and CDs can be obtained at [email protected]

Crazy Eights (from // Chieli Minucci
  1. Crazy Eights (from // Chieli Minucci
  2. Garden of Eden (from Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  3. Jewels – part 1 (from Jewels) // Chieli Minucci
  4. Good Times Ahead (from Got It Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  5. The Juice (from Got it Goin’ On) // Chieli Minucci
  6. One Day (from Just Like Magic) // Chieli Minucci
  7. Dance on the Delta (from Deep as the Night) // Chieli Minucci
  8. One Stick and a Stone (clip 2) // Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci - All Stars
  9. Gamelan Games (from East of the Sun) // Chieli Minucci
  10. Endless Us // Chieli Minucci