Abraham Laboriel


Abraham Laboriel is without question one of the nicest, most genuine people I have ever met in my life. Abe is also one of the most renowned bassists in the world.

He was born and raised in Mexico City where he received his earliest musical training from his father, a gifted guitarist and composer. 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.

Encouraged by Henry Mancini, Abe moved to Los Angeles in 1976 to begin a very diverse and fruitful studio recording career.

He has performed and recorded with many artists including:

  • Stevie Wonder
  • Quincy Jones
  • Heny Mancini
  • Jeffrey Osborne
  • Chaka Khan
  • Lionel Richie
  • Robbie Robertson
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Ruben Blades
  • 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
  • Joe Zawinul

Abe is also very much in demand as a bassist for film scores. Recently, Abe recorded the bass parts for the score to the new "Mission: Impossible" film starring Tom Cruise.