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Bass Talk: Abraham Laboriel & Pee Wee Hill – The Sequel
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Bass Talk: Abraham Laboriel & Pee Wee Hill – The Sequel

Last year, we featured an incredible video featuring Abraham Laboriel and Pee Wee Hill, entitled “The Bass Walk.” Now they’re back with the follow-up.

Bill Cantos: Drown in My Own Tears (with Abraham Laboriel and Pee Wee Hill)
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Bill Cantos: Drown in My Own Tears (with Abraham Laboriel and Pee Wee Hill)

Here’s a great performance that took place in 2018 with Bill Cantos and other LA-based musicians performing “Drown in My Own Tears.” This one includes two bassists: Abraham Laboriel and Pee Wee Hill.

Abraham Laboriel: So You Say
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Abraham Laboriel: So You Say

Here’s a great clip of Abraham Laboriel performing John Scofield’s “So You Say” with guitarist Allen Hinds, keyboardist Otmaro Ruiz, and drummer Jimmy Branly. The master at work.

The Bass Walk: Abraham Laboriel & Pee Wee Hill
Bass Videos

The Bass Walk: Abraham Laboriel & Pee Wee Hill

Boyd Matson shared this epic video, saying “Abraham Laboriel is one of the world’s greatest bass players according to Paul McCartney. A lot of musicians must agree because he is the most recorded bass player of all time. I got Abraham, Pee Wee Hill, and some other great musician friends to record this sort of dueling bass jazz-funk groove.” This...

Bass Bash Returns for 15th Anniversary Shows
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Bass Bash Returns for 15th Anniversary Shows

The Bass Bash is returning to Anaheim, California for its 15th anniversary, and this time they’re pulling out all the stops. The two-night event, which coincides with the Winter NAMM Show, features some of the most talented bassists in the world performing on one stage. The lineup for Thursday, January 25th will include Mohini Dey, Cheikh Ndoye, Reggie Young, Abraham...

Miles Davis and Great Bassists: The Warner Bros. Years, Remastered
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Miles Davis and Great Bassists: The Warner Bros. Years, Remastered

Lovers of the Warner Bros. era of jazz trumpeter/composer Miles Davis’ career, which began in the mid-1980s, can delight in a definitive 8-CD box set called The Last Word – The Warner Bros. Years. The of remastered music covers the Tutu, Amandla and Doo-Bop albums, and the Dingo and Siesta soundtracks. The set also includes a 1986 Miles Davis Octet...

Abraham Laboriel: Case of the Blues
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Abraham Laboriel: Case of the Blues

Every time I watch Abraham Laboriel, it’s like a masterclass in “how it’s done.” His playing exudes musicality that lets his personality shine through, giving us all something to strive toward. Here’s a great clip of the master improvising a blues along with Hadley Hockensmith on guitar, Bill Maxwell on drums, Greg Mathieson on organ, and Phil Driscoll on trumpet...

Abraham Laboriel Sr.: Listen to Your Brother
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Abraham Laboriel Sr.: Listen to Your Brother

A couple of months ago, we featured a video from Berklee’s 2014 Alumni Reunion Concert featuring Abraham Laboriel Sr. performing with his sons. Here’s another song from that performance, with an additional family connection. Laboriel Sr. is once again joined by his sons – Abraham Laboriel Jr. on drums and Mateo Laboriel on guitar – as well as Jetro Da...

Abraham Laboriel Sr. and Sons: Quiet Space
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Abraham Laboriel Sr. and Sons: Quiet Space

Bassist and No Treble reader Stuart Fortune sent in this most excellent clip of Abraham Laboriel, Sr. getting into the music at the 2014 Alumni Reunion Concert at Berklee College of Music. The group includes Laboriel’s sons Abraham Laboriel Jr. on drums and Mateo Laboriel on guitar, as well as Jetro Da Silva on piano. “[It is a] great track...

Restrung Documentary on Wyn Guitars Coming Soon
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Restrung Documentary on Wyn Guitars Coming Soon

“There’s a reason why a singular artistic vision has a value to it,” says Randall Wyn Fullmer of Wyn Guitars, in the trailer for Restrung, a documentary about Fullmer, whose hand-crafted electric basses are beloved by some of music’s top players. The film by Mike Enns (who also plays bass) tells the story of Fullmer, who walked away from an...