He is the Chicago cat whom Gordon Sumner, the Stones, and Miles relied on to bring a fresh, funky veneer to their time-tested repertoire and latter-day canon.
Darryl “The Munch” Jones’ mastery of slap and fingerpicking styles abetted by his loyalty to the language of rhythm and blues affords him a unique stance among the legends he anchors – Jones knows his history and his employers sound all the better for it.
Though Stones sticklers oft deride Darryl’s three decade and counting tenure in the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band – nearly half their hallowed career – Jones, to my ears, serves the band well –quoting Bill Wyman’s
essential motifs with a decidedly crisp tone bolstered by buoyant harmonic embellishments. Hence the Rolling Stones gather (relatively) no moss into the 21st Century…
Among Darryl’s choice of weapons include Fender Jazz, Fender Precision, Fender Mustang, and Lakeland, among many others. Daryl also started his own boutique instrument company, aptly named Jones Musical Instruments.
Darryl’s touring and session credits also include: The Darryl Jones Project, Stone Raiders, 3 Brave Souls, Steps Ahead, Peter Gabriel, Herbie Hancock, Madonna, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Bernard Fowler, Lenny White, John Scofield, and the Gil Evans Big Band, to cite a select few.