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Special EFX Collection


Download links and information about Special EFX Collection by Special EFX. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 01:12:59 minutes.

Artist: Special EFX
Release date: 1993
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 15
Duration: 01:12:59
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No. Title Length
1. Uptown East 3:57
2. Jamaica, Jamaica 4:03
3. Daybreak 5:43
4. Summer's End 5:14
5. Udu Voodoo 4:47
6. Ballerina 5:13
7. Fountain of You 3:52
8. Your Love Has Lifted Me 4:07
9. My Place in the Sun 4:13
10. Jazz Lambada 6:02
11. Quiet Beauty 5:10
12. The Lady and the Sea 5:13
13. Dancing With a Ghost 4:22
14. Hands of the Healer 5:30
15. Formal Invitation 5:33



Starting in the mid-'80s, guitarist Chieli Minucci and percussionist George Jinda co-led Special EFX, an unclassifiable group who combined together aspects of fusion, world music, rock, and pop in their own unique sound. Special EFX was a fixture on the GRP label during 1985-1993. This CD has 15 selections drawn from eight of their GRP sets and features the co-leaders (who take "Udu Voodoo" as a duo) joined by up to five other musicians, including several keyboardists, bassist Mark Egan, and drummer Dave Weckl. The melodic music (which often has electric keyboards as the lead along with Chielli's guitars) is full of complex pop rhythms, catchy themes, passionate solos, and subtle surprises. Although certainly not for jazz purists, Special EFX has their own interesting appeal and this sampler CD acts as an excellent introduction to their unusual and accessible music.