Darryl Jones

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Darryl Jones
Background information
Born (1961-12-11) December 11, 1961 (age 54)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres Jazz, jazz fusion, rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass
Years active 1980–present
Associated acts The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Sting, Stone Raiders
Website www.darryljones.com
Notable instruments
Lakland Darryl Jones Signature Bass

Darryl Jones (born December 11, 1961),[1] also known as "The Munch",[2] is an American bass player for the Rolling Stones. He has also played in bands with Miles Davis and Sting.

Music career[edit]

Jones was born in Chicago, Illinois.[1] His father, a drummer, taught him drums and xylophone. When Jones saw a neighbor playing bass in a school talent show, he switched to bass.[1] He attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

He started his music career as a studio musician in New York City, playing often with Vince Wilburn, Jr., the nephew of Miles Davis. When Wilburn told him Davis was looking for a bass player, he called Davis and eventually went on tour with him in 1983.[3] Jones recorded on Davis's albums Decoy (1984) and You're Under Arrest (1985).

In 1985 he became a member of Sting's band with Branford Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland, and Omar Hakim. With Sting he recorded the album Dream of the Blue Turtles, the live album Bring on the Night, and appeared in the documentary of the same name about the band's formation and tour.

Jones became a touring member of the Rolling Stones in 1993 after bassist Bill Wyman retired. Jones has toured with the band several times and appeared on the albums Voodoo Lounge (1994), Stripped (1995), Bridges to Babylon (1997), and No Security (1998).[4]

Jones is a member of the Stone Raiders and has performed or recorded with the Headhunters, Steps Ahead, Mike Stern, John Scofield, Eric Clapton, and Madonna.


Jones with Miles Davis, Palais des Congrès, Paris, 1983
  1. ^ a b c Jones, Darryl (2010). "Darryl Jones BIO". Retrieved October 31, 2010. 
  2. ^ Jisi, Chris (Jan–Feb 1995). "Darryl Jones: Like A Rolling Stone". Bass Player Magazine: biography and interview. Bass Player magazine. Retrieved October 31, 2010. 
  3. ^ Goldsher, Alan (2009). "Darryl Jones Stone Unturned". Bass Player magazine, New Bay Media. Retrieved November 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ Prato, Greg. "Darryl Jones | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 


  • Goldsher, Alan (August 2005). "Darryl Jones Stone Unturned". Bass Player
  • Coryat, Karl. (February 2003) "Darryl Jones on Playing with the Rolling Stones, Sting, and Miles Davis – to Name a Few". Bass Player.
  • Jisi, Chris. (January 2000) "Darryl Jones: Like A Rolling Stone". Bass Player.
  • Wissmann, Chris (1996). "Former SIU Student Playing Bass for Rolling Stones". "Nightlife"

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