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Uptown East
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The Flow
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Yesterdays Memories
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Formal Invitation
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Bethany Beach
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Slice of Life (Timeless Mood)
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Slice of Life (Jinjis Magic Bottle)
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Slice of Life (Escape to Reality)
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Festival of the Evergreens
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Vacation For Life
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This release was considered the high point of the band's earlier years. At the time this style was called 'instrumental pop' - also considered jazz-rock fusion and world fusion, the songs primarily focus on rhythm and melody, and arrangement.

11 MP3 Songs in this album (45:57) !
Related styles: Jazz: Jazz-Pop, Jazz: Smooth Jazz, Type: Instrumental

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Slice of Life
Special EFX
Chieli Minucci & George Jinda

1. Uptown East (Minucci)
2. The Flow (Minucci)
3. Aquabogue (Szakcsi/Jinda)
4. Yesterdayâs Memories (Minucci)
5. Formal Invitation (Szakcsi/Jinda)
6. Betheny Beach (Smallwood)
7. Slice of Life - Timeless Mood (Minucci/Jinda)
8. Slice of Life - Jinjiâs Magic Bottle (Minucci/Jinda)
9. Slice of Life - Escape To Reality (Minucci/Jinda)
10. Festival of the Evergreens (Minucci)
11. Vacation For Life (Minucci)

Chieli Music (ASCAP)
Jinji Music (ASCAP)
Turtlecreek Music (ASCAP)

Chieli Minucciâ¦â¦electric and acoustic guitars, guitar synth, tape loops, drum programming, âspirit guitarsâ, vocals
George Jindaâ¦â¦.Chinese double bells, sound discs, whistles, caxixis, Englehart bells, claves, triangle, shaker, finger cymbals, sound discs, shekere, tuned temple blocks, cowbells, ganza, woodblocks, bongos, drums (brushesâ¦), Udu drums, sleighbells, Brazilian tambourin, timbales, china cymbals, crash cymbals, energy chime, chime tree, triangle, roto chime, Primal scream, the âropeâ
Jeff Andrewsâ¦â¦..bass
Mark Eganâ¦..bass
Alan Smallwoodâ¦..keyboards
Dave Wecklâ¦â¦drums
Dennis Chambersâ¦â¦drums

Produced by Chieli Minucci
Associate Producer: George Jinda
Executive Producers: Dave Grusin & Larry Rosen

Arrangements by Chieli Minucci, except for âBetheny Beachâ, arranged by Alan Smallwood

Recorded 1/86 at Skyline Studio, NYC by Paul Wickliffe
Assistant engineer: Tom Durack
Additional overdubs at The Review Room, NYC
Mixed by Paul Wickliffe, Chieli Minucci, and George Jinda at Skyline Studios, NYC
except âButtermilk Fallsâ, which was mixed by CM and Josiah Gluck at The Review Room, NYC
Edited by Josiah Gluck at The Review Room, NYC
Mastering by Ted Jensen @ Sterling Sound, NYC

full bio information
Chieli Minucci was born and raised in NYC. Son of Catherine & Ulpio Minucci (concert pianist/composer, who wrote the 50s hit, Domani (Julius LaRosa), A Thousand Thoughts of You, and Felicia (both Nat King Cole). Chieli grew up in Queens, NY, where he still resides today. He began music early on, studying classical piano from the age of 5, and eventually switched over to guitar at 8. He was continually surrounded by the sound of music, through his father's piano playing, and composing, which was to play a key role in his musical future as a writer himself.

At age 13 he joined neighborhood friends to form the band, Taurus, which stayed together for about 3 years. Chieli did a great deal of performing and traveling with this band, performing regularly on the Italian Line Cruise ships during Christmas and Easter school holidays, as well as countless school dances and parties, as well as local bars. It was during these teen years that he developed his love for performing, writing, singing, and traveling, all through music.

He attended Ithaca College in upstate NY, where he initially majored in music, studying classical guitar, but eventually settled in as an English major. He continued studying music theory, history, solfeggio, composition, and big band arranging, as well as joining various local groups: Amethyst, a folk/pop trio; The New Band, his first foray into fusion-jazz/rock; Fast Food, a new wave vocal/rock group; Colombo, a Brazilian trio; and finally, a long stint in Gumbo, an original instrumental/fusion rock quartet. The college life gave Chieli an opportunity to be a part of many diverse musical situations, which was key in his future as a composer/guitarist.

Following college he returned to NYC, studying composition privately with Nicolas Flagello. From ages 23 through 25 Minucci worked with many acts: The Commotion, Fran Eckhart, China Davis Band, Sapho, as well as continuing to write his own music, in particular, pop vocal music, for which he teamed up with lyricists Bobby Matthews and Norman Simon. He performed in various groups, including a two-year stint with Eartha Kitt, and eventually The B.B. & Q. Band (Capital), as well as a brief run with the Lou Reed Band, which featured the rhythm section of Fernando Saunders on bass, as well as J.T. Lewis on drums. (soon to become the first rhythm section lineup of Special EFX). Chieli performed at the original Farm Aid concert with Lou Reed as well. It was during this period that he met Hungarian drummer/percussionist, George Jinda.

Soon after meeting George, the two musicians formed Special Delivery, which landed a recording contract in 1982 with Keytone Records, in Holland. Their first LP, simply entitled, Special EFX was eventually picked up for USA distribution by GRP Records (Larry Rosen/Dave Grusin) in NYC. By 1984 Special EFX (newly renamed) had its first US release out in the stores, and the band began its present adventures in touring and performing. Since then Special EFX has recorded 17 CDs, and Chieli has recorded 6 solo CDs on his own. 'Chieli Minucci with Special EFX' is still touring regularly.

Chieli has been busy in a wide variety of musical projects, which include recording and performing with top pop artists Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Jessica Simpson, Anastasia and well as jazz/pop artists Bobby Caldwell, Marion Meadows, Jay Beckenstein, Kim Waters, Alex Bugnon, Gerald Veasley, Lao Tizer, Nestor Torez, Bob Baldwin, and many others.

Chieli also has a multimedia website,, which features video, multiple soundclips, individual song downloads from all 25 CDs, as well as all biographical material, full electronic press-kit, etc...

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