Jorge Pescara

Arnaldo deSouteiro discovered Pescara in 1998 while playing at Rock in Rio Cafe with his pop band Linha Amarela. He recommended Pescara to Ithamara Koorax as well as Dom Um Romao. Pescara was hired by Dom Um in 1999 to be his new bassist. He has also toured extensively with Dom Um, recording on two of his latest albums, Lake of Perseverance (both for JSR) and Nu Jazz Meets Brazil. Pescara also participated in an all-star charity project (Street Angels), which was run by the London-based Mr. Bongo. He played on tracks featuring Luiz Bonfa and Pingarilho. Pescara, along with Deodato and Koorax, Joao Doato, Claudio Roditi, is one of the featured artists in Friends From Brazil 2001. His performances have been highly praised by critics such as Ira Gitler (Jazz Hot), Patrick Dalmace (Jazz Hot), Douglas Payne (All Music Guide), and Alex Henderson (All Music Guide). Grooves in the Temple is his remarkable debut album as a leader. It was meticulously recorded over four years! With state-of the-art digital technology, he recorded in Rio de Janeiro as well as New York. The selection of songs was carefully selected, with surprising renditions of some very well-known songs (Comin’ Home Baby and Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir and Jimi Hendrix’s Power of Soul), and haunting Pescara’s originals as a tribute to Jaco Pastorius and Marcus Miller. Douglas Payne, a jazz historian, stated in the liner notes that “This all serves as a whet one’s anticipation for Grooves in the Temple”, which is arguably as auspicious as Jaco Pastorius’ 1975 solo debut.” Pescara was a student of music at the FASCS and ULM and also studied electric bass with Arthur Maia and Claudio Bertrami, renowned bassists. Pescara received a lot of valuable acoustic basse lessons from Nicolaus Tchevtchenko. He is a writer and musician. He often contributes articles to different music magazines such as: Tok Pra Quem Toca and On and Off.

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