Label: JVC - JVC-2038-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Jazz •
Instrumental, trance-hop and world fusion, ambient music, very eclectic. Also known as a composer for television and film, Minucci was nominated for several Daytime Emmy Awards and has won three, in, George Cant Dance - Special EFX - Catwalk most recently infor his compositional work on CBS's The Guiding Light.
He also contributed music to the soundtracks of Bowfinger and Panicas well as most recently to 'Lifted' He also wrote and recorded songs for the live stage production of the long-running British children's television show, Thomas Friends Live!
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.
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. Band Capitalas well as a brief run with the Lou Reed Band, which featured the rhythm section of Fernando Saunders on bass, as well as J.
Lewis on drums. Chieli performed at the original Farm Aid concert with Lou Reed as well. Soon after meeting George, the two musicians formed Special Delivery, which landed a recording contract in with Keytone Records, in Holland. By Special EFX newly renamed had its first US release out in the stores, and the band began its present adventures in touring and performing. Chieli has been busy in a wide variety of musical projects, which include recording.
Chieli also has a multimedia website, ChieliMusic. Has composed over individual cues, Screamin The Blues - Paul Barbarin And His New Orleans Jazz Band* - New Orleans Jamboree continues to regularly score background music for the show, which is enjoying it's 71st anniversary season on television!
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! The music can also regularly be heard on such diverse programs George Cant Dance - Special EFX - Catwalk Access Hollywood, Primetime Live, the Club Just in time for their Silver.
Anniversary the contemporary jazz super-group has crafted the ultimate sonic elixir of mind-bending and mood-enhancing compositions on their latest Shanachie Entertainment CD Sweet Surrender. Proving to be a masterful musical chameleon, guitar wizard, composer and arranger Chieli Minucci produces A Man Like Me - Johnny Clarke / Jah Stitch - A Man Like Me / Greedy Girl recording which embodies all the finest elements of contemporary jazz but in his typical fashion challenges the music to incorporate his influences of jazz, world-fusion, George Cant Dance - Special EFX - Catwalk , dance and house.
The concept for Sweet Surrender was to capture the intense energy we strive for at a live concert, but in a studio setting. I also wanted to showcase the eclectic styles we've explored over the last 20 plus years, says Minucci.
Few bands in contemporary jazz have been as entertaining and artistically satisfying as Special EFX. Spearheaded by guitarist Chieli Minucci and co-founded by the late percussionist George Jinda, Special EFX helped to pave the road for contemporary jazz during its early years in the 80s and they continue to set the standard. The in demand session player sums up the secret behind his adaptability as a musician. The guitarist declares, You cant keep doing the same thing over and over and still be true to the music.
Miles Davis was a role model for me when he came out of retirement because Ray Charles - I Cant Stop Loving You had already said all there was to say with traditional jazz, so he tried experimenting with new sounds and seeing where he could take them. At first people complained, but it was groundbreaking in its own way. In the same way, I try to let my music evolve.
Sweet Surrender showcases a fresh mix of irresistible grooves filled with funky memorable hooks, lyrical sweeping melodies, head-nodding polyrhythmic romps George Cant Dance - Special EFX - Catwalk dance inducing and body shaking rhythms.
Highlights on the CD include Mystical, the albums first single, sure to skyrocket to the top of the charts with its funky From The Eighteen Hundreds - Child Bite - Wild Feast melody, surprising chord changes and infectious grooves and the tour-de-force Au Naturale which exposes Chielis virtuoso guitar skills and keen compositional chops Minucci wrote all the songs on the CD.
Sweet Surrender also features such standouts as the bluesy and soulful Guitarzzz which Minucci describes as a cross between the Allman Brothers and contemporary jazz and the trip-hop and electronica tinged Ascension, as well as the carnival-like fare Childrens Day, which was penned in homage to an annual neighborhood event in Chieli Minuccis native Forest Hills, Queens.
There are also some tender and hauntingly beautiful moments on Sweet Surrender with tracks. As Special EFX embarks on its 25th year as torchbearers of innovative and inspiring George Cant Dance - Special EFX - Catwalk music, Chieli Minucci reflects on the bands longevity in the music business. When the band first started we had a heavy world music influence. Later we highlighted more of a progressive rock sound, followed by acid jazz and now we have more of a rhythm and blues influence.
When people hear our music, they can expect to hear a little of everything! Now Chieli is passing this love on to his own son who is a budding young bassist.
His daughter, by the way, is also a musician. Three generations of musical Minuccis. Look out! Chieli fell in love with the guitar at age eight, a love-affair that continues today. He formed his first group, Taurus, at age 13 and got his introduction to jazz while attending Ithaca College in upstate New York.
Minucci also recorded three solo projects for JVC before signing with Shanachie in Clearly Chieli has arrived as a solo artist. In Chieli Minucci released. Got it Goin On which spawned the top five hit The Juice. With the highly anticipated release of Sweet Surrender, Chieli Minucci and Special EFX prove why they have remained one of contemporary jazzs most relevant, innovative and exciting bands.
Chieli concludes, I hope my fans will experience a roller coaster ride of enjoyment as we take them through our paces! Has composed over individual cues. 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 others Just in time for their Silver Anniversary the contemporary jazz super-group has crafted the ultimate sonic elixir of mind-bending and mood-enhancing compositions on their latest Shanachie Entertainment CD Sweet Surrender.
There are also some tender and hauntingly beautiful moments George Cant Dance - Special EFX - Catwalk Sweet Surrender with tracks like Chant featuring the vocals of Philip Hamilton and the title track which Chieli based on the Babyface and Eric Clapton collaboration Change the World. Published on Jul 4, Go explore.
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