By Thomas Semioli
Self-taught and greatly inspired by Charles Mingus and British and American rhythm and blues, Jones plies his craft with a repertoire of glissandos, harmonics, and three-finger riffage, among other techniques, in his work as a jazz-fusion prog-rock master.
A composer, arranger, sideman, collaborator, multi-instrumentalist, and solo recording artist, Percy has anchored several watershed sides, most notably as a member of Brand X, and with Brian Eno, Roy Harper, Steve Hackett, David Sylvian, and Tunnels to cite a very select few.
A University of Liverpool Engineering student, Jones put his education towards designing assorted bass guitar pedals and gadgetry such as a Voltage Controlled Filter and various flange devices.
Among Percy’s weapons of choice include a Fretless Fender Precision, Wal basses produced by Electric Wood Limited, and customized Ibanez instruments.
Percy Jones Sound & Vision
Percy with KYBP Adjunct Professor Tony Senatore, Van Romaine, and Manolo Badrena on “Shapla” https://youtu.be/x4d6_qnRPrk
“Noddy Goes To Sweden” https://youtu.be/2K6OvrKyoGU
“Nuclear Burn” Live https://youtu.be/aPouOx7nAnI
“No One Receiving” https://youtu.be/eYDBTYfn9D8
“Tunnels No. 1” https://youtu.be/ghXyKhA-3nw
“Thin Line” https://youtu.be/WH9samKzsaA