Chieli Minucci and Special EFX celebrate 30 years with new release

Chieli Minucci and Special EFX will be celebrating 30 years of recording and touring with the release of the new album “Genesis” on May 21.  Along with Minucci, the album features long time band members including drummer Lionel Cordew, Bassist, Jerry Brooks, and keyboardist Jay Rowe and saxman David Mann returns. Guest artists include percussionist Mino Cinelu and drummer Omar Hakim (both have played with Weather Report, Miles Davis, Sting, and numerous others) and TIZER band mates Lao Tizer and Karen Briggs and newcomer vocalistss Xu Feiyu and Victor Starksy.

Minucci’s previous album, the edgy and fusion infused “Without You” was released independently, “Genesis” finds him back on the Shanachie label with a collection that covers everything from radio friendly smooth to progressive and edgy.  Visit his website –, to find out more. You can  pre-order on or CD Universe. If you would like to order an autographed copy send an email to