Keith Richards and Charlie Watts about Darryl Jones instead of Bill Wyman (1997):
Keith: “I miss Bill. I turn around and say, Where’s that skinny white guy? Instead there’s a big spade. Hey Darryl! But I’ve always admired Bill’s playing. He could swing it. Very understated. I always enjoyed playing with Bill very much. At the same time, we have another bass player now and he’s good too, you know. I miss Bill’s not being there, but at the same time I’ve got to respect his decision. So now he’s relaxing. He’s got two new kids. Hey, enjoy it, Bill, Good luck, pal.”
Charlie: “We’ve been playing together for quite a long while now. Darryl’s a wonderful bass player, but he’s also a very nice young man. The thing about asking people to work with you is that you have to live with these people on the road. Darryl is a very nice man, and that’s important. He’s also a very good musician. He probably only uses half of his facilities with us.”
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Growing up in a musical family on the south side of Chicago and playing alongside diverse world-class artists has provided profound musical insight and inspiration which can only be heard in the music of Darryl Jones.
After several years gigging around the Chicago music scene, Darryl’s international recording and touring career took flight at age 21, with jazz icon Miles Davis. Gigs with Sting, Herbie Hancock, Peter Gabriel, Madonna, Eric Clapton, and others soon followed, and since ‘93 he’s been the bassist for the Rolling Stones. When his schedule permits, he performs with other artists, co-leads a couple of bands, serves the legacy of The Chief with the Miles Electric Band; and in 2017 he debuted The Darryl Jones Project.
Besides touring and recording, Darryl keeps busy writing music, including composing the score for an award-winning film. He continues his education, and was selected to participate in the Sundance Institute’s famed Music & Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Ranch in 2017. He teaches classes and conducts clinics around the world, and in 2014 he founded Jones Musical Instruments to craft custom basses and guitars.
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