I've seen Abraham Laboriel mentioned in various threads over time, but never a thread about him per se. Searched and didn't see one either. Let's talk about Abe's approach to bass. For my ears he's an unusually smart and effective bass player. (I definitely am not trolling or wanting some crazy stuff about he's the best ever, or sucks, or whatever). When I hear other players it seems easier to nail down what they're up to overall as an approach. Not so for me with Abe. I'd love for us to discuss his musicianship, approach to the instrument, techniques, ways of playing within and interpreting a piece, etc, etc etc. It would be great for a non-professional like me to grow a bit through a discussion like this. I know there are plenty of more advanced folks on here. On the less technical side, any comments about his playing overall, rather than only dissection and the little picture? From an overall perspective, a very high percentage of what he does sounds so "right." And he's quite accomplished to say the least. Ok, there it is. Let's talk about Abe.