Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
No Chieli on This Disc
DylanFan001 | California | 09/22/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a different CD for Special Efx, as it is the only one that does not feature guitarist Chieli Minucci. Therefore, it has a very different sound from all other Special Efx CDs. This is actually much closer to being a George Jinda product.It is still a nice CD, just a different sound - more smooth jazz radio-friendly than anything they had done in the past.If you're a fan of Special Efx, you will know that George fell ill shortly sfter this album was recorded, and he never played music again after that. He died on January 11, 2002, and Chieli took over the "Special Efx" banner in 1999 and it has been Chieli's band ever since.If you're a die-hard fan of Special Efx (like I am) you owe it to yourself to have this CD in your collection."
RE: Beautiful Sax
Phasedin | New Jersey | 06/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Enrique (and anyone else interested),
This was the only Special Efx recording made without founding member, guitarist Chieli Minucci (who nowadays is the sole man behind the name). So really this is percussionist George Jinda's 4th (and final) solo album.
The musicians are as follows:
George Jinda-Hand Percussion (all tracks)
Mark Johnson-Keyboards, programming (1-11), arrangements (1-10),
with: Warren Hill-Alto Sax (1,3)
Kirk Lyons-Bass (1,3,9-11) Gerald Veasley-Bass (2,4-8,)
Chuck Loeb-Nylon String Guitar (4,8)Mark Whitfield-Lead Guitars (2,5-7), Ben Butler-Rhythm Guitar(6,7)Lead Guitar (1,9-11)
Scott Brown-Lead Keyboards (1,4-10)
Nathaniel Townsley-Drums(6-8)& Fernando Saunders-Vocals(4,5,8)
By the way, I personally think George's very best recordings ever were the 2 discs he did under the name "George Jinda & World News", which was a quartet (with some guests)of George Jinda-Percussion, the talented Randy Roos-Guitars, Gerald Veasley-Bass and George's writing partner, Szakcsi-keyboards. Both of their Cd's are currently out of print, but certainly worth buying whereever you can find them (Amazon's sellers currently have copies of them)...
Hope this helps!
SPECIAL EFX IS EXCELLENT
Enrique A. Palmer | 03/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"NOTHING MORE TO SAY THAN SUPER"