Archive for June 3rd, 2013

Chieli Minucci & Special EFX – Genesis

Chieli Minucci and George Jinda founded in 1983 the band Special EFX. They were one of those bands that defined the concept of contemporary jazz with their music. In 2001 Jinda passed away and Minucci continued the formation with Jinda’s previously issued permission.

Since then Special EFX released Butterfly (2001), Party (2003), Without You (2010) and this year Genesis. Chieli Minucci confides, “It is my hope that when people hear Genesis that they will enjoy it and be able to relate to it in some way. I hope they are moved and are able feel what I felt as I wrote these songs.”

Minucci is supported by Jerry Brooks (bass), Lionel Cordew (drums), Jay Rowe (keys), and the guest musicians Mino Cinelu (percussion), Omar Hakim (drums), Lao Tizer (piano), Karen Briggs (violin), David Mann (sax, flute), Xu Feiyu and Vic Starsky (vocals) on selected tracks.

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