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  • Abraham Laboriel: So You Say

    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

    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... »

  • Bass Bash Returns for 15th Anniversary Shows

    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,... »

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

    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... »

  • Abraham Laboriel: Case of the Blues

    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,... »

  • Abraham Laboriel Sr.: Listen to Your Brother

    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 –... »

  • Abraham Laboriel Sr. and Sons: Quiet Space

    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.... »

  • Restrung Documentary on Wyn Guitars Coming Soon

    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,... »

  • Abraham Laboriel with the CSCM Professors: The Chicken

    Abraham Laboriel with the CSCM Professors: The Chicken

    The Professors of the Cornel School of Contemporary Music got together and performed their take of “The Chicken”. The group includes Abraham Laboriel on bass, Jimmy Branly on drums, Otmaro Ruiz on keys and Allen Hinds on guitar. Many people think Jaco Pastorius wrote this tune, but it was actually composed by Alfred “Pee Wee”... »

  • Lee Ritenour with Abraham Laboriel: Rio Funk (Live)

    Lee Ritenour with Abraham Laboriel: Rio Funk (Live)

    Here’s a terrific live performance of “Rio Funk”, with Abraham Laboriel with Lee Ritenour’s band. The guys have some fun goofing around at the beginning, before getting into seriously funky territory. Part 1: Part 2: »