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Cruise Control
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Ballerina
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Bella
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Ladies Man
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Quiet Beauty

Albums

  • Hanky Panky Boys

    Jan 2020 • 1 song

  • Deep as the Night

    Apr 2017 • 12 songs

  • Lavish

    Mar 2017 • 1 song

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  • Biography

    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 were 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 t...
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