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Special EFX

Special EFX
Formed: 1982
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Disbanded: 1995
Genre: Jazz, World
Group Members: George Jinda, Chieli Minucci
Biography: Combining Latin and African rhythms with the light textures of MOR jazz, Special EFX emerged as one of the most prominent world fusion groups of their era. Formed in New York in 1982, Special EFX was essentially a duo comprised of guitarist Chieli Minucci and Hungarian-born drummer/percussionist George ...Read full biography
Party
Released: 2003
Label: Shanachie Entertainment Corp.
Critics' Rating:
It's hard to guess why Chieli Minucci releases some albums under his own name and some under Special EFX. Party could have been a solo album since it includes the same principle lineup as Minucci's own ...Read full review
Body Language
Released: 1995
Label: Samson Music
Critics' Rating:
For a minute in the early '90s, the smooth jazz genre seemed to be losing the essence of Special EFX, one of its seminal and most consistent outfits from the early '80s on. Both guitarist Chieli Minucci ...Read full review
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