Abraham Laboriel

Real Name:
Abraham Lopez Laboriel
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Mexican bassist (* July 17, 1947 in Mexico City). Founder of the band Koinonia.

Received his earliest musical training from his father, a guitarist and composer. His first recording was at age 10 as part of a "rock and roll" group called Los Traviesos. After performing in Mexico through his teen years as both a musician and an actor, he moved to Boston where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from the Berklee School of Music in 1972. During that time he recorded with faculty member, vibraphonist Gary Burton. He traveled with Johnny Mathis, Michel Legrand, and Henry Mancini and moved to Los Angeles in 1976 to begin a very diverse and fruitful studio recording career.

He has performed and recorded with many jazz artists including George Benson, Larry Carlton, The Crusaders, Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Grusin, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Al Jarreau, John Klemmer, Manhattan Transfer, Joe Pass, Joe Sample, Lalo Schifrin, Diane Schuur, Sarah Vaughan, and Joe Zawinul. He recorded with Lee Ritenour, Ernie Watts, and Alex Acuña in a band called Friendship and has continued to record and travel with Lee and Dave Grusin for GRP Records. He also has been much in demand for work with artists like Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Jeffrey Osborne, Chaka Khan, Robbie Robertson, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, Ruben Blades and countless others. He was in fact voted by his peers in the LA Chapter of NARAS as the "Most Valuable Player" in the Bass chair for the three years in a row, joining Ray Brown and Chuck Domanico in that honor.
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101 S 7129 2 Jamocha — Abraham Laboriel Chris Smith (30) Featuring: Eric Gale, Bob Mann, Luis Conte, Abe Laboriel*, Steve Tavaglione, Freddie Washington Chris Smith (30) Featuring: Eric Gale, Bob Mann, Luis Conte, Abe Laboriel*, Steve Tavaglione, Freddie Washington - Jamocha(CD, Album) 101 South Records 101 S 7129 2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
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R2 79188 Dear Friends — Abraham Laboriel Abraham Laboriel Dear Friends (Album) Bluemoon, The Wigwam Group, Moo Records R2 79188 USA & Canada 1993 Sell This Version
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590 952 Live In Vienne 1993 — Abraham Laboriel Notenstock Special Guest Abraham Laboriel Notenstock Special Guest Abraham Laboriel - Live In Vienne 1993(CD, Album) Lazer Production 590 952 France 1993 Sell This Version
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08642 Guidum — Abraham Laboriel Abraham Laboriel Guidum (Album) 101 South Records 08642 US 1994 Sell This Version
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02942 Reflections — Abraham Laboriel Unknown Artist Featuring Alex Acuña, Justo Almario, Abraham Laboriel, Chester Thompson Unknown Artist Featuring Alex Acuña, Justo Almario, Abraham Laboriel, Chester Thompson - Reflections(CD, Album) Integrity Music 02942 US 1995 Sell This Version
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00824 Justo Almario & Abraham Laboriel — Abraham Laboriel Justo Almario & Abraham Laboriel Justo Almario & Abraham Laboriel - Justo Almario & Abraham Laboriel (Album) Integrity Music 00824 US 1995 Sell This Version
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SwiBaRec 5903•001 The Juggler — Abraham Laboriel Carol Knauber Featuring: Alex Acuña, Tom Brechtlein, Rich Eames, Brandon Fields, Jimmy Johnson (5), Abraham Laboriel Carol Knauber Featuring: Alex Acuña, Tom Brechtlein, Rich Eames, Brandon Fields, Jimmy Johnson (5), Abraham Laboriel - The Juggler(CD, Album) Swinging Banana Records SwiBaRec 5903•001 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
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CD 11112 The Bass Project — Abraham Laboriel Abraham Laboriell*, Marcus Miller (2) & John Patitucci Abraham Laboriell*, Marcus Miller (2) & John Patitucci - The Bass Project(CD, Album) Silenzio Music Production CD 11112 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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none Live At The Baked Potato 2000 — Abraham Laboriel Greg Mathieson, Abraham Laboriel, Michael Landau, Vinnie Colaiuta Greg Mathieson, Abraham Laboriel, Michael Landau, Vinnie Colaiuta - Live At The Baked Potato 2000(2xCD, Album) LMNOP Music none US 2001 Sell This Version
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none Laboriel Mathieson — Abraham Laboriel Abraham Laboriel, Greg Mathieson Abraham Laboriel, Greg Mathieson - Laboriel Mathieson(CD, Album) LMNOP Music none US 2001 Sell This Version
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MYCJ-30347 Latino — Abraham Laboriel Otmaro Ruiz, Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuña Otmaro Ruiz, Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuña - Latino(CD) M&I Jazz MYCJ-30347 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
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none Another Night At The Baked Potato 2005 — Abraham Laboriel Greg Mathieson, Abraham Laboriel Sr.*, Michael Landau, Abraham Laboriel Jr. / The Jazz Ministry Greg Mathieson, Abraham Laboriel Sr.*, Michael Landau, Abraham Laboriel Jr. / The Jazz Ministry - Another Night At The Baked Potato 2005(2xCD, Album) LMNOP Music none US 2005 Sell This Version
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DIACD1810 Give Thanks — Abraham Laboriel Arvid Pettersen Feat Hadley Hockensmith / Abraham Laboriel / Alex Acuña / Bill Maxwell / Justo Almario Arvid Pettersen Feat Hadley Hockensmith / Abraham Laboriel / Alex Acuña / Bill Maxwell / Justo Almario - Give Thanks(CD, Album) Diakonos Records, Arena (We Bring You Quality!) DIACD1810 Norway 2018 Sell This Version