The Pulse of Entertainment: Chieli Minucci's ‘Someone's
Singing' is a Sweet Paradise of Mystical Jazz Treats
By Dr. Eunice Moseley
(February 25, 2022) - I don't get many albums on disc any more, but three-time
Emmy winning and one-time Grammy nominated guitarist Chieli Minucci sent me one, "Someone's
Singing," his newest solo project. I couldn't wait to open it up, check out the cover and credits, and
of course review it. The entire project offers a sweet paradise of mystical tunes, which ranged
in flavor from Country, to Folk, to Jazz, to Latin just to bring you to where he was as a young boycott. Maybe he was sitting
around the fired with the other scouts singing "Kumbaya" while feeling the connection between them all, which made
the moment stick in his mind. Now he is sharing that moment of togetherness with us.
offers 12 selections produced, written (10 of the 12) and arranged by Chieli. They are all led by his strings played expertly
on his acoustic guitar. Two of the tracks are tunes you will recognize that Chieli turns into something masterful - "Someone's
singing (Kumbaya)" and "Dreaming ‘Little Drummer Boy'." Minucci also plays percussions and a kalimba
(African thumb piano) on the project.
Bass players Jerry Brooks and Fernando Saunders assist on the "Someone's
Singing" album on bass, Steve Skinner on guitar and George Jinda on percussion. Also a 10-time Emmy nominee, Chieli Minucci
is the founder of the Special EFX Jazz band currently celebration 40 years with a new album "Twenty Twenty 2" to
be released April 15, 2022. Right now he is promoting his solo "Someone's Singing" album and will kick-off a tour
in mid-March to offer performances of songs from this album and the new Special EFX project.
Chieli garnered so
many Emmy Awards and nominations because he is a well sought after composer and has written music for such projects as "The
Guiding Light," "Dancing with the Stars," "American Idol," and "Good Morning America."
He has also written scores for films such as Bowfinger, Legally Blonde and Panic. He wrote the Bloomberg Radio theme and music
for the live production of Peter Pan, Dora the Explorer and Thomas the Tank Engine. As a musician he has worked with Celine
Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Mark Anthony, Michael Bolton, Jeff Lorber, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, Rick Braun, Marion
Meadows and Mindi Abair.
My favorite cuts on the "Someone's Singing" album includes the title track "Someone's
Singing" because it starts off Country or Folk and smoothly blends into soft Jazz which has a mystical sound; #3 "Church"
because of its sweet Jazzy feel that has a flair of Latin vibe; #4 "Dreaming Little Drummer Boy" because of the
Little Drummer Boy hook took me to the Christmas season which I love, then it turns into a Contemporary Jazz dream; #7 "Free
Again" because it sounds like a beautiful piece that would be on a soundtrack and the way it blends into an up-tempo
track provoking visions of paradise; #8 "Liminality" because it's a great selection to go sailing or cruising on
the highway - you can almost hear the strings singing words, and #10 "Cup of Love" because it's a lovely piece that
made me want to modern-dance and twirl around forever. www.ChieliMusic.com
COLUMN: Dr. Eunice Moseley has an estimated weekly readership of over one million with The
Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations and Business Management Strategist and Consultant at
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