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Abraham Laboriel

b, *1947 MX
Musician / Composer / Songwriter / Producer of Jazz and Pop
A.k.a. Abraham Lopez Laboriel

Bassist, born 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.

  • Bass
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
  • Latin
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Talk About It on Koinonia by Koinonia
Breakfast At Tiffany's on Guidum by Abraham Laboriel
Gazoot on Frontline by Koinonia
Frontline on Frontline by Koinonia
Señor on Frontline by Koinonia
On Eagle's Wings - Live on Abe Laboriel & Friends by Various Artists
Cuando on More Than a Feelin' by Koinonia
Divina on More Than a Feelin' by Koinonia
Wassup on Guidum by Abraham Laboriel
The Bass Walk on The Bass Walk by Abraham Laboriel

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Give ThanksArvid Pettersen Feat Hadley Hockensmith / Abraham Laboriel / Alex Acuña / Bill Maxwell / Justo Almario2018Album
LatinoOtmaro Ruiz, Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuña2005Album
Another Night At The Baked Potato 2005Greg Mathieson, Abraham Laboriel, Michael Landau, Abraham Laboriel Jr. / The Jazz Ministry2005Album
Laboriel MathiesonAbraham Laboriel, Greg Mathieson2001Album
Live At The Baked Potato 2000Greg Mathieson, Abraham Laboriel, Michael Landau, Vinnie Colaiuta2001Album
The JugglerCarol Knauber Featuring: Alex Acuña, Tom Brechtlein, Rich Eames, Brandon Fields, Jimmy Johnson, Abraham Laboriel1995Album
Justo Almario & Abraham LaborielJusto Almario & Abraham Laboriel1995Album
GuidumAbraham Laboriel1994Album
Dear FriendsAbraham Laboriel1993Album
Live In Vienne 1993Notenstock Special Guest Abraham Laboriel1993Album
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