Re: Abe Laboriel jr.
I just became aquainted with Abe Laboriel, Jr. earlier today.
Having just returned to drumming (after 20+ years as a bassist), I bought a Mapex Pro M series 'Rock' kit (24x16 bass, 14x8 snare, 14x10 rack tom, 16x16 and 18x16 floor toms) and was curious about drummers who play big toms. TitanSound fielded my question about the identity of the big drummer with the big drums in the rotating sequence of pics at the top of the forums... and that's how I discovered Abe, Jr.
After looking at his partial list of credits, it's likely that I have actually heard him quite a bit over the years. He appears to be quite in demand for every gig from bubble-gum pop (Ashley Simpson) to jazz and just about everything in between. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that some Nashville types have sought his services, as well.
I will definitely be seeking out more audio and video of Abe Laboriel, Jr.