Electric Miles: Darryl Jones

KNOW YOUR ELECTRIC MILES BASS PLAYERS (Part 4 of 4): With a decidedly soulful disposition, Darryl “The Munch” Jones is prominently featured on two Miles studio sides: the oft overlooked Decoy (1984), and the enjoyable pop-funk romp You’re Under Arrest (which also highlights killer guitar work by John Scofield and John McLaughlin). Darryl’s sizzling slap motif for “What It Is” is the most challenging in Miles’ voltage enhanced canon. Jones also introduced Miles to another bassist, Gordon Sumner, who renders a vocal cameo on “One Phone Call” as the French policeman on the opening track of Arrest.