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Posted by jacophile ( on October 22, 2003 at 12:02:59:

In Reply to: Abraham Laboriel posted by Javi on October 21, 2003 at 19:29:56:

Abraham Laboriel is a world renowned bassist and the founder of the band KOINONIA. He was born and raised in Mexico City where he received his earliest musical training from his father, a gifted 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 thru 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, famed 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 Shifrin, Diane Schuur, Sara Vaughan, and Joe Zawinul. He recorded with Lee Ritenour, Ernie Watts, and Alex Acuna 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.

Jazz POP Selected Film Credits

George Benson Herb Alpert A Fine Mess
Gary Burton Chet Atkins Against All Odds
Larry Carlton Bert Bachrach Color Purple
Billy Cobham Joan Baez Fletch
Chick Corea Stephen Bishop Ishtar
Randy Crawford Ruben Blades Jo Jo Dancer
The Crusaders Debbie Boone Nine to Five
George Duke Roberto Carlos Outrageous Fortune
Victor Feldman Peter Cetera Pretty in Pink
Ella Fitzgerald Christopher Cross Splash
Friendship DeBarge Sudden Impact
Steve Gadd Placido Domingo Terms of Endearment
Stan Getz DJavan The Champ
Gilberto Gil Sheena Easton Tootsie
Joao Gilberto Donald Fagen(Steely Dan) 48 Hours
Dave Grusin Jose Feliciano White Nights
Don Grusin Aretha Franklin
Herbie Hancock Amy Grant
Freddie Hubbard James Ingraham
Al Jarreau Julio Iglesias
John Klemmer Chaka Khan
Michel Legrand Gladys Knight
Manhattan Transfer Dr. John
Kazu matsui Elton John
Claus Ogerman Quincy Jones
Joe Pass Jose Jose
Paulinho DaCosta Patti Labelle
Lee Ritenour Michel Legrand
Joe Sample Ivan Lins
Lalo Schifrin Kenny Loggins
Dianne Schuur Mellissa Manchester
Jimmie Smith Henry Mancini
Tania Maria Johnny Mathis
Clark Terry Michael McDonald
Sadao Watanabe Sergio Mendez
Ernie Watts Olivia Newton-John
Nancy Wilson Michael Omartian
Yutaka Yokokura Jeffrey Osborne
Joe Zawinul Dolly Parton
Minnie Riperton
Lionel Richie
Robbie Robertson
Kenny Rogers
Diana Ross
Patrice Rushen
Leo Sayer
Tom Scott
Barbara Streisand
Jennifer Warnes
Dionne Warwick
Stevie Wonder

: Can anyone tell me anything about this guy? Thanks

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