- Legacy and Alchemy
Bass Player, Darryl Jones and Producer, Robert Hebert
Jones grew up in Chicago, Illinois with music in his blood. His father was a drummer and supported Jones’s interest in music, teaching him drums and how to read music. He is the key bass player on "Brazilica." Sold on a career in music, he entered Chicago Vocational High School, where he took theory courses and played electric bass in stage bands. Upon graduating, he began to establish himself on the local scene. Jones's band-mate Vince Wilburn Jr. (a nephew of Miles Davis), got him an audition with his legendary uncle – an opportunity Darryl didn’t hesitate to seize. A week later Darryl found himself on stage with Miles Davis, guitarist Mike Stern, guitarist John Scofield, saxophonist Bill Evans, percussionist Mino Cinelu, and drummer Al Foster. After playing with Miles for two years, Jones moved on to join Sting’s jazz band and toured with him on “The Dream of the Blue Turtles” tour for a year before returning to Miles. Since then Jones has played with musical giants such as John Scofield, Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel and Madonna. Jones’ most well known gig, however, is the one with Rolling Stones, going on for more than 20 years. Darryl Jones, the man who went big from day one, has had an impressive career and keeps rocking it with the Rolling Stones. He has always followed one simple musical philosophy: “My approach to all music is: break it down, cut away the excess, and get back to the fundamentals."
Darryl Jones' dynamic playing and powerful live sound have made him one of the most respected musicians in the business. In December 1992, the band’s founding bassist announced he was parting ways with the group. Darryl Jones became a touring member of the Rolling Stones in 1993, and has been with the band for more than two decades now.