Jim Prescott

Profile:
Born in Vermont, Jim “Jimi Jazz” Prescott's formative years were spent in various North East and New England towns, completing high school at North Kingstown Senior High School in Rhode Island. Although presented with the opportunity to pursue fine arts in higher education, Prescott chose to a more practical degree in electrical engineering (BSEE '88) in the spirit of family tradition, as both of his Grandfathers were engineers. While at Boston University he explored the underground rock scene as a contrast to the rigors of the engineering program. After quickly learning electric bass Prescott formed his first band Liquid Nik, where he met musical prodigy Dave Watts (of late with the Motet) which later achieved minor cult status in the Boston area. He graduated from Boston University, and played in various other local outfits while pursuing a parallel engineering career working for AKG Acoustics Digital Products Division, where he helped to develop an early Digital Audio Workstation, and Cambridge Signal Technologies where he brought a revolutionary acoustic correction system to market. Unfortunately the market was not ready, (the industry is just catching up to the technology presented) and Cambridge Signal Technologies (SigTech) would not survive. Fortunately Prescott had his music career to fall back on, which had been building since switching to Upright (string) Bass, and pursuing jazz seriously, studying with Bruce Gertz of Berklee College of Music. At that most important of jazz institutions, the jam session, Prescott met Garrett Dutton, and, with drummer Jeff Clemens, formed G. Love & Special Sauce.

In December of 1993 they completed their eponymous debut and the following year began a rigorous world wide touring schedule that would last nearly fifteen years. Highlights include multiple performances at some of the top festival in U.S., Australia, Europe and Asia, notably Glastonbury in the U. K. and the Fuji Rock festival in Japan. While on the HORDE tour in the mid 90's G. Love & Special Sauce acquired their college based following that supports the band to this day. Appearing in several MTV videos including the minor hit “Cold Beverages”, as well as the late night and daytime talk show circuit including, The Jenny Jones Show, Jimmy Kimmel, The Late Late Show, Late Night With Conan O'Brian and David Letterman, along with extensive club touring garnered the group a serious following of a certain age and musical disposition.

Prescott's compositions with G. Love & Special Sauce have been featured in multiple major and independent films and television, notably Day Trippers, Cellular, and American Dad. Prescott co-produced major label 8 CD's with the band, working with legends like Dr. John, and producers as varied as Jim Dickinson, T-Ray, Chris D. and Mario C. the innovative Beastie Boys producer.

With the experience of working in some of the worlds finest studios, Prescott relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and created Loft Studios to record some of the jazz and new music coming out of the region at that time. His undeniable sense of style combined with the regional eclecticism in the beginnings of his multifaceted solo work that ranges from adult pop through all of jazz to avant-guard noise art and audio colage.

In 2006 Prescott moved to Portland to form JamBox with All Fellas Band alumnus Jonathan Long and expanded his recording mission to the community while beginning a pursuit of his personal vision in film. The JamBox provided technology and space for detailed multi-track digital recording, in a relaxed setting designed for collaboration. Despite the success of multiple recordings and film and video productions JamBox closed in 2010 due to lease issues.

After leaving G. Love & Special Sauce in 2008, Prescott returned to musical study with jazz legend Glen Moore, and an extended weekly jam session downtown. He currently collaborates in a variety of groups on string bass, leads his own groups and continues in audio production for film and video. In classic Portland fashion his expression has enlarged to include conceptual art and film making.
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Instruments & Performance

Jim Prescott - Blues Music album art G. Love & Special Sauce G. Love & Special Sauce - Blues Music (Maxi, Single) OKeh Europe 1994 Sell This Version
12VCD12 Jim Prescott - Volume Twelve - Winter '94 album art Various Tomorrow Night (Live) (as Jimmy Jass Presscott (The Marshmallow Man)) Various - Volume Twelve - Winter '94(CD, Comp) Volume 12VCD12 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Jim Prescott - G. Love And Special Sauce album art G. Love & Special Sauce G. Love & Special Sauce - G. Love And Special Sauce (Album) OKeh, OKeh US 1993 Sell This Version
ESCA 6289 Jim Prescott - Kiss And Tell album art G. Love & Special Sauce G. Love & Special Sauce - Kiss And Tell(CD, Single, Promo) Okeh ESCA 6289 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Jim Prescott - Coast To Coast Motel album art G. Love & Special Sauce G. Love & Special Sauce - Coast To Coast Motel (Album) Okeh Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Jim Prescott - Yeah, It's That Easy album art G. Love & Special Sauce G. Love & Special Sauce - Yeah, It's That Easy (Album) Epic, Okeh Europe 1997 Sell This Version
GLBD01 Jim Prescott - Back In The Day album art G. Love & Special Sauce G. Love & Special Sauce - Back In The Day(CD, Album, Ltd) Not On Label (G. Love & Special Sauce Self-Released) GLBD01 US 1997 Sell This Version
LK 63516 Jim Prescott - Jim Henson's Muppets From Space (Music From The Motion Picture) album art Various Dazz (as Jimi and 2 more… Various - Jim Henson's Muppets From Space (Music From The Motion Picture)(CD, Comp) Sony Music Soundtrax, Epic, Sony Wonder LK 63516 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
Jim Prescott - Philadelphonic album art G. Love & Special Sauce G. Love & Special Sauce - Philadelphonic (Album) Okeh, 550 Music US 1999 Sell This Version
Jim Prescott - Welcome To Little Milton album art Little Milton Little Milton - Welcome To Little Milton (Album) Malaco Records US 1999 Sell This Version
MP-CD 105 Jim Prescott - Blue Faith album art Carl Weingarten China March Carl Weingarten - Blue Faith(CD, Album) Multiphase MP-CD 105 US 2000 Sell This Version
Jim Prescott - Electric Mile album art G. Love & Special Sauce G. Love & Special Sauce - Electric Mile (Album) Epic, Okeh US 2001 Sell This Version
Jim Prescott - The Hustle (Australian Exclusive Bonus Disc Edition) album art G. Love G. Love - The Hustle (Australian Exclusive Bonus Disc Edition) (Album, EP) Brushfire Records, Brushfire Records Australia 2004 Sell This Version
Jim Prescott - Lemonade album art G. Love Missing My Baby (as Jimi Prescott) and 7 more… G. Love - Lemonade (Album) Brushfire Records, Brushfire Records US 2006 Sell This Version
Jim Prescott - Hot Cookin' album art G. Love Party (as Jimi and 3 more… G. Love - Hot Cookin' (Single) Brushfire Records UK 2007 Sell This Version
Jim Prescott - Superhero Brother album art G. Love & Special Sauce City Livin' (as Jimi and 2 more… G. Love & Special Sauce - Superhero Brother (Album) Brushfire Records US 2008 Sell This Version
B0020440-01 Jim Prescott - Sugar album art G. Love & Special Sauce G. Love & Special Sauce - Sugar(LP, Album, Blu) Brushfire Records B0020440-01 US 2014 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

480979 2, EPC 480979 2 Jim Prescott - Coast To Coast Motel album art G. Love & Special Sauce Chains #3 (as J. Prescott) and 2 more… G. Love & Special Sauce - Coast To Coast Motel(CD, Album) Okeh, Epic 480979 2, EPC 480979 2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
484117 9, EPC 484117 9 Jim Prescott - Just Like You album art Keb' Mo'* Sweet Sugar Mama (as J. Prescott) Keb' Mo'* - Just Like You(2xCD, Album) Okeh, Epic 484117 9, EPC 484117 9 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
547 998-2 Jim Prescott - Absolute Giganten album art Various The Things That I Used To Do (as James Prescott) Various - Absolute Giganten(CD, Comp) Motor Music 547 998-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Jim Prescott - Philadelphonic album art G. Love & Special Sauce Friday Night (Hundred Dollar Bill) (as Jimi and 2 more… G. Love & Special Sauce - Philadelphonic (Album) Okeh, 550 Music US 1999 Sell This Version
Jim Prescott - Electric Mile album art G. Love & Special Sauce Free At Last and 2 more… G. Love & Special Sauce - Electric Mile (Album) Epic, Okeh US 2001 Sell This Version
Jim Prescott - Best Of album art G. Love & Special Sauce G. Love & Special Sauce - Best Of (Comp) Epic, Epic US 2002 Sell This Version
Jim Prescott - The Hustle (Australian Exclusive Bonus Disc Edition) album art G. Love G. Love - The Hustle (Australian Exclusive Bonus Disc Edition) (Album, EP) Brushfire Records, Brushfire Records Australia 2004 Sell This Version
Jim Prescott - Lemonade album art G. Love Let The Music Play (as James Prescott) and 4 more… G. Love - Lemonade (Album) Brushfire Records, Brushfire Records US 2006 Sell This Version