Special Efx

Special EFX - Confidential (1989) {GRP}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 4, 2021
Special EFX - Confidential (1989) {GRP}

Special EFX - Confidential (1989) {GRP}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 279MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 112MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

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 Jinda; debuting in 1985 with the album Modern Manners, they often recruited other musicians to help flesh out their state-of-the-art sound, among them Dave Grusin, Omar Hakim, and McCoy Tyner.

Special EFX - Deep As The Night (2017)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 23, 2017
Special EFX - Deep As The Night (2017)

Special EFX - Deep As The Night (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 267 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Smooth Jazz, Fusion | Trippin & Rhythm Records #TNR 91

Seminal contemporary jazz super group Special EFX mark their 35th year of recording and touring in 2017 with the release of Deep As The Night their 21st studio recording and first celebrating their recent partnership with the Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm record label. Formed in 1982 the as the brainchild of the duo of Chieli Minucci and George Jinda, the combination of Chieli’s edgy driving style and George’s sense for temperament and melody struck a perfect balance and the rise of a distinctive new and original sound that incorporated heavy percussive world elements fused with smart, energetic, playful and memorable guitar lines…

Special EFX - Mystique (1987) {GRP}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 26, 2017
Special EFX - Mystique (1987) {GRP}

Special EFX - Mystique (1987) {GRP}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 291MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 143MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion

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 Jinda; debuting in 1985 with the album Modern Manners, they often recruited other musicians to help flesh out their state-of-the-art sound, among them Dave Grusin, Omar Hakim, and McCoy Tyner. Long favoring an accessible and slick jazz-pop sound, the duo significantly altered their identity with 1990's Just Like Magic, adopting a more acoustic texture and exchanging Jinda's electronic percussion for what he dubbed "wooden world music."

Special EFX - Global Village (1992) {GRP}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 7, 2018
Special EFX - Global Village (1992) {GRP}

Special EFX - Global Village (1992) {GRP}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 367MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 142MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Crossover Jazz, World Fusion

Their most popular release, with the radio hits, "Daybreak", and "Your Love Has Lifted Me". Setting the pace for what was to become a revolution in contemporary jazz radio, this landmark release continues to explore the cutting edge of instrumental pop!
Special EFX - Special EFX Allstars (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Special EFX - Special EFX Allstars (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 57:24 minutes | 699 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Three and a half decades after releasing Special EFX’s self-titled debut album, multi-faceted composer/guitarist Chieli Minucci is still blazing innovative trails in contemporary jazz, continuously finding that musical sweet spot between in the pocket, radio ready pop/soul/funk and progressive, freewheeling world fusion.

Special EFX - Play (1993) {JVC}  Music

Posted by tiburon at July 2, 2020
Special EFX - Play (1993) {JVC}

Special EFX - Play (1993) {JVC}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 377MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 115MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: World Fusion, Smooth Jazz

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 Jinda; debuting in 1985 with the album Modern Manners, they often recruited other musicians to help flesh out their state-of-the-art sound, among them Dave Grusin, Omar Hakim, and McCoy Tyner.

Special EFX - Double Feature (1988) {GRP}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 25, 2020
Special EFX - Double Feature (1988) {GRP}

Special EFX - Double Feature (1988) {GRP}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 337MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 129MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Released in 1988, Double Feature is the fourth and best album of Special EFX.

Special EFX - Peace Of The World (1991) {GRP Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 24, 2021
Special EFX - Peace Of The World (1991) {GRP Records}

Special EFX - Peace Of The World (1991) {GRP Records}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 295MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 115MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion, Latin Jazz

Smooth jazz outfit with a distinctive Latin/African vibe. Formed in 1982 by guitarist Chieli Minucci and drummer/percussionist George Jinda. Having recorded 13 albums they split amicably in 1995 after releasing 'Body Language'. George Jinda retained the use of the Special EFX name and recorded the album 'Here To Stay' before being incapaciated after suffering a stroke in 1997. The Special EFX name was handed back to Chieli Minucci who has since recorded and toured as Chieli Minucci and Special EFX.

Special EFX - Here To Stay (1997) {JVC}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 19, 2020
Special EFX - Here To Stay (1997) {JVC}

Special EFX - Here To Stay (1997) {JVC}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 370MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz

George Jinda must have forgotten he was doing his latest Special EFX project, because his use of an all-star cast on Here to Stay might be better suited to one of those Fantasy Band discs he was involved in before his debilitating stroke. Not that there's anything sonically wrong with the mainly mellow fare on this disc – Mark Whitfield, Chuck Loeb, and Gerald Veasley do stellar jobs conveying the melodic thoughts over Jinda's gentle percussion.

Special EFX - Special EFX (1984)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Jan. 24, 2017
Special EFX - Special EFX (1984)

Special EFX - Special EFX (1984)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 218 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | Label: GRP Records | Catalog Number: GRD-9505

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 Jinda; debuting in 1985 with the album Modern Manners, they often recruited other musicians to help flesh out their state-of-the-art sound, among them Dave Grusin, Omar Hakim, and McCoy Tyner.