Darryl Jones

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He is the cat whom Sting, 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 is exemplary.

Though sticklers oft deride Darryl’s twenty-two year (and counting) tenure in the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band – nearly half their hallowed career – Jones, to my ears, serves as a first-rate catalyst –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…