« »

Jimi “Jazz” Prescott

Band: G Love & Special Sauce
Gear: SVT-3PRO, SVT-810E, SVT-CL

While it can’t quite be categorized as blues or rock or psychedelic soul, Philadelphia’s G Love & Special Sauce blends their low-fi charm into a rich, gravy-smooth jumble of hip-hop, backroom blues and R&B. After releasing their self-titled debut album in 1994, G. Love and Special Sauce grew into one of the most acclaimed touring bands on the scene today. Their energetic live performances and solid studio work have kept the band relevant and electrifying for over twenty years.

Jimi “Jazz” Prescott has been with the group since the beginning, and after a sabbatical is back on the road with the band. His primary instrument is an acoustic double bass through which he creates the relaxed, blues-funk groove behind G. Love’s entrancing sound. Mr. Prescott was a pioneer in bringing an acoustic bass to a scene dominated by electric bass. This innovation allowed him to not only bring a completely unique sound to mid-90’s “jam band” music, but also turned on an entire generation of music fans to the warm, thumping presence of a stand up bass in a rock and roll band, the likes of which hadn’t been heard since Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis were in their prime.

A true student of jazz, when Mr. Prescott is not on the road with G Love and Special Sauce, he plays various engagements in the Pacific Northwest. The Jim Prescott Trio based in Portland Oregon features stand outs Luke Bonham and Brian Myers, performing straight ahead jazz that has been known to stray off into the heady ether, where rhythm, tone and intonation mix with expression and emotion to form truly bright moments. Their newest release is titled Dogs and Roses. Mr. Prescott was also recently featured in a piece in the Huffington Post.

Mr. Prescott has always used the SVT 8 x 10 cabinet in his custom rig, but was recently blown away putting his dual pickup system through two SVT Classic settups on a fly date


Abbi Roth

Abby Travis

Aden Bubeck

Al Cisneros

Andrew Cichon

Armand Sabal-Lecco

Bernardo Gosaric

Bob Glaub

Bob St. Laurent

Bruce Hall

Chi Cheng

Chris Beattie

Chris Squire

Chris Wyse

Chuck Wright

Cliff Williams

Conrad Korsch

Damien Sisson

Dan Maines

Danny Morris

Darryl Jenifer

Darryl Jones

Dave Fowler

Dave Larue

Davey Rimmer

David Hartley

Dennis Crouch

Diego Navaira

Dino “The Ampeg Guy” Monoxelos

Donald “Duck” Dunn

Emma Anzai

Eva Gardner

Gail Ann Dorsey

George M. Biondo

Graham DeLoach

Greg Rzab

Harmoni Kelley

Hayley Jane Batt

Hunter Burgan

Hutch Hutchinson

Jason Hardin

Jason Newsted

Jay McK

Jeff Pilson

Jenn Oberle

Jerry Jemmott

Jess Oliver

Jimi “Jazz” Prescott

Jimmy James

Jimmy Miller

John Stirratt

Johnny Stanton

Jon Button

Jon E. Gee

Jon Reshard

Juan Alderete

Juan Calleros

Justin Pearson

Kevin McPherson

Lee Hendricks

Lee Rocker

Lenny Bradford

Lex Price

Liam Wilson

Liza Carbé

Marc Sallis

Marco Mendoza

Mark Menghi

Matt Malley

Michael Bradford

Michael D’Amico

Mike Inez

Nathen Maxwell

Nicki Tedesco

Nikolai Fraiture

Pablo Stennett

Pat McCarthy

Phil Soussan

Randy Bradbury

Rex Brown

Rick “The Bass Player” Rosas

Ricky Phillips

Rob Wasserman

Robbie Harrington

Robbie Tkac

Robert Mercurio

Robert Trujillo

Roger Waters

Rudy Sarzo

Schmier (Marcel Schirmer)

Scott Owen

Sean McNabb

Shawn Scruggs

Sheryl Crow

Simon Rix

Stanley Clarke

Steve Fossen

Sunshine Cantu

Taras Prodaniuk

Téja Veal

Tim Lefebvre

Tobin Esperance

Tod Michael Bowers

Tony Levin

Tracy Goode

Wayne Banks

Wylie Gelber

Zev Katz

© Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.