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Old 07-29-2010, 01:48 PM
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Default Abe Laboriel Jr.

Watched the McCartney Whitehouse thing last night. Checked out Mr. Laboriel this AM in the drummer section. My GOD is this man talented. Just great. He deserves his own thread and if there wasnt one there is now. What a groove with Sir Paul and what great work with Sting. The guy is fantasic. Oh..and best drummer faces ever!
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Old 07-29-2010, 02:17 PM
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I've been a fan ever since Paul McCartney's "Back In The Us" DVD came out. Abe is a total monster. His drumming is mighty!
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:37 PM
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I've been a fan ever since Paul McCartney's "Back In The Us" DVD came out. Abe is a total monster. His drumming is mighty!
Mighty is a good description. Big drums too!
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:47 PM
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Default Re: Abe Laboriel Jr.

He did a pretty decent job holding down background vocals on "Eleanor Rigby" as well, not to mention the rest of the show. I love watching Abe play, It's not super tech or anything, but they guy ALWAYS looks like he's enjoying it.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:34 AM
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He did a pretty decent job holding down background vocals on "Eleanor Rigby" as well, not to mention the rest of the show. I love watching Abe play, It's not super tech or anything, but they guy ALWAYS looks like he's enjoying it.
http://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/a...elmessage.html

Did you see this? Just great drumming. Seemed a little smoother then Copeland if that's possible but kept it authentic for the audience.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:37 PM
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http://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/a...elmessage.html

Did you see this? Just great drumming. Seemed a little smoother then Copeland if that's possible but kept it authentic for the audience.
Very nice, it kind of picked me up just now.
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:11 AM
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Check out Abe on youtube.com with Mylene Farmer performing the song Les Mots. Seal originally recorded that song with her. I like Abe's voice much better !!
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:08 PM
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One of my favourite drummer :))

Check this video: Abe Laboriel Jr in the studio with amazing muisicians, all perfect in just one take....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PQKZuMdLDE

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Old 01-04-2012, 08:54 PM
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Saw him with PM several times now, always great. Also recently saw him with Clapton/Winwood, he really gave that band a kick in the ass. Brought some extra energy and more of a rock flavor.
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:09 PM
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Default Re: Abe Laboriel Jr.

I like the work that he has done with Steve Lukather on ever Changing Times record.
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Just watched the streaming of Paul McCartney's new album, Kisses on the Bottom, and Abe was there as a background singer and not the drummer.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:49 PM
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Saw him on Paul's tour last year. It was hard to choose who to watch...him or Paul! He sure was having a good time and his playing was phenomenal.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:51 PM
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He is top notch! Strong musical background....family,high school,college and lots of experience! Denis
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:42 AM
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He is not only a very good drummer on stage, but also because of the size of his drums gives him a lot of presence. Lucky man to play with Paul McCartney.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:33 AM
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one of the smoothest, most silky, most dynamically appropriate sledgehammers...one the most compelling time keepers.

I think of him as lightly heavy.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:19 PM
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Smoke comes off his head when he plays. Great drummer!
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:21 PM
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Abe is a monster! I saw him live, and whenever he does the famous Ringo solo, he does it like it's on steroids!

Here's a funny video of him in Cincinnati (this is the concert I was at):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSaymfQX_fs
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:25 PM
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whoa!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ2BI...e=results_main

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Old 02-20-2013, 03:27 PM
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Stunning greasiness, wow! I'm a big fan of Abe, Abe. Now I'm a fan of Abe + Abe, Abe :) The family sensibilities come through so strong in this performance. This has to be one of the most inspiring pieces of music I've heard in a long time.

Click track - processed production values = eat this MF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:29 PM
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Whoah indeed.

I saw Abe in person once. I was amazed how he could both hit the drums so incredible hard, yet with such a delicate touch, all at the same time.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:48 PM
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Yes Abe... whoa!!! I love that guy :)

Father and son eh? ...splendid stuff, saved in my favorite ;-)
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:57 PM
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Henri/Andy,

glad you guys enjoyed it. That father and son rhythm section is killer. Sr.'s groove is something else too. He can make a bad drummer sound good.

Michael Landau is considered one the greatest guitar players by all the other guitar players out there who should know... and my good friend Scott Kinsey from Tribal Tech on keys. A masterful bunch of musicians making great music...


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Old 02-21-2013, 12:33 AM
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:11 PM
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Default Re: Abe Laboriel Jr.

Hi folks,

Since Vic Firth offered me to post this on their Youtube channel, I guess there's something in it for you drummers... ;p

Here's a duet I did with Abe

http://youtu.be/sPu2O97nrIo


Hope you guys enjoy!


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Old 03-20-2013, 06:20 PM
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Default Re: Abe Laboriel Jr.

I have been a fan for a long time. From everything I have seen on on video he seems like a gentle sole. His enthusiasm and obvious fun he has while playing to me is infectious. He make me want to play.
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