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Abe Laboriel

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Peter McFerrin, Sep 28, 2002.

  1. I bought Gary Burton's The New Quartet a while back and hadn't listened to it in a while. I have it on right now: holy balls, Abe Laboriel is an amazing bassist!

    Anyone else like this album? I actually prefer this one to the Steve Swallow/Eberhard Weber albums with Burton, and I especially dig Weber's work.
  2. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
  3. Yaargh!

    How can I d/l this to my computer? 'Save target as' doesnt work - any ideas?
  4. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    Abe performs here with "2 Prime" - Bass & piano with Greg Mathieson- excellent stuff, I don't think they've recorded.
    When they played a free show at the LABX, Abe's
    performance ranks as one of the best examples of Fender bass virtuosity I've ever seen- and I've seen a lot.
  5. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I've got the second "Koinonea" album which is live, and Abe's playing is downright inspirational. One of the masters, for sure. His son is a heck of a great drummer, too.

    I have one 80s Burton GRP album which I can't rember the name of... Hey if you like Gary Burton pick up Bruce Cockburn's "The Charity Of Night" CD, it is amazing and Burton is all over it. Great upright work from Rob Wasserman also, as well as Cockburn's incredible songwriting and lyrics.
  6. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    Laboriel and Cockburn in the same thread? how cool is that! :)

    Are Abe and Greg calling their duo '2 Prime' now? I know that Abe has a trio called 3 Prime, with Peter Donald and Tom Rainer - their album is outstanding. I've also got the unrelease Abe 'n' Greg duo album, which is, perversely, the best thing I've ever heard either of them do, and it's been finished for about three years, they just haven't released it!

    Other favourite Laboriel album is 'live at the Baked Potato' with Greg Mathieson, Vinnie Coliauta (sp?) and Michael Landau - a double CD of marvellous playing and great tunes.

    As for Charity Of Night by Bruce Cockburn - one of the three greatest albums ever made, methinks. And Wasserman even plays in tune throughout the whole album! :) - his solo on 'Pacing The Cage' is beautiful. And the chorus of 'Live On My Mind' is possibly the greatest moment in the history of recorded music... :D I'm a bit of a Cockburn fantatic, and that's my favourite album of his. Gary Burton is wonderful on it.


  7. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    I wish I knew more about him.

    I picked up a video on right hand technique featuring Abe, Chuck Rainey, Nathan East, Luois Johnson, and a bunch of others.

    IMHO, I thought Abes technique was the best. He is a machine.....
  8. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    You could substitute "monster" in that sentence. :)
  9. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    or even "he's practiced a lot" :D
  10. sobie18


    May 5, 2002
    Shaw AFB, SC
    GUIDUM is an awesome CD from Abe.

    Check it out.........
  11. DLM


    May 25, 2004
    On the album credits for Guidum, Abe says he plays Yamaha, Tyler, Leduc basses.

    Anyone know what brand bass(es) he specifically used to record this album?

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