Pass the Information

by The Cheebacabra

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"their mythic notoriety will soon become ubiquitous"
-Wax Poetics

Seattle multi-instrumentalist/producer Cheebacabra’s new album, Pass the Information, packs a lot of pimp-struttin’, silken-shafted funk into its 17 tracks. It sounds as if a large crew of super-slick veteran musos not unlike those who played on ’70s CTI Records sessions gathered in a state-of-the-art studio circa 1974, got stoned immaculate, and laid down grooves destined to boost population numbers. 21 names grace the credits, including bassist Mike Porcaro (Toto), keyboardist Steve Moore (Eyvind Kang, Bill Frisell, Sufjan Stevens), and percussionist Johnny Conga (Jackson 5, Sergio Mendes). Pros, all.

The bulbous, quirkily articulate keyboard motifs recall George Duke at his most mischievous and the fluid guitar glints and glimmers evoke expensive-suited badasses George Benson and Earl Klugh; strategically placed chikka-wahs trigger flashbacks to blaxploitation-film soundtracks and porn-flick scores. Cheeba's clavinet and Rhodes piano—two of the greatest instruments ever—flex flamboyant muscles throughout; he also messes with an array of ARPs, Moogs, Wurlitzers, and myriad percussion toys. Pass the Information is some grown-ass-folks funk that could grow on you.
-Dave Segal, The Stranger

credits

released April 2, 2012

Cheeba: moog voyager, rhodes piano, wurlitzer electric piano, clavinet, roland juno-60, ARP string ensemble, melodica, drums, orchestra bells, kalimba, tamborine, shakers
Danny Welsh: flute, sax
Mark Adams: guitar
Daniel Gould: sax
Farko Dosumov: bass
Alex Westcoat: drums, percussion
Nick Allison: rhodes piano
Steve Black: guitar
Zanchie Whitehead: bass
Joe Doria: hammond B-3 organ
Ryan Braun: trumpet
Jay Jaskot: drums
Jason Vontver: drums
Cedric Ross: bass
Kenny Mandell: flute, sax
Johnny Conga: congas, bongos, timbales
Mike Porcaro: bass
Steve Moore: moog voyager, wurlitzer electric piano
Dave Carter: trumpet
Anthony Warner: ARP pro soloist
Bob Lovelace: bass

All songs written, produced and mixed by Cheeba
Mastered by Rick Fisher at RFI/CD Mastering
Cover Painting by Branka Brmbota

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The Cheebacabra Seattle, Washington

When Cheeba was 18 years old he got pulled into the inner circle of the legendary Dust Brothers, who redefined the art of sampling with people like Beck and Beastie Boys. After three years with them, doing everything from cleaning bongs to editing tracks for the Fight Club score, Cheeba parted ways to focus on his own productions. The first Cheebacabra album, Metamorphosis, was released in 2003. ... more

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