Abraham Laboriel Sr.
Born in Mexico City, Abraham Laboriel Sr. is considered one of the most widely recorded session bassists of all time. Originally a guitarist, Abraham moved to Boston in 1968 to attend the Berklee College of Music, where he switched to bass. After graduation, he toured backing Johnny Mathis with the Count Basie Orchestra. Henry Mancini convinced him to come to Los Angeles to record in 1975. In addition to recording with diverse artists such as Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, and Madonna, he has also released seven solo albums. He received the Lifetime Achievement award from Bass Player magazine in 2014. Abraham has been an advocate for the U-Bass, demonstrating its virtues in seminars and clinics.
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