The career of Darryl Jones hit the ground running in the early 1980s, when he began touring and recording with Miles Davis and his band. Moving to New York gave him plenty of opportunities to rub shoulders with some of the greatest musicians of his time. In 1985, Jones became the bassist for Sting, who he backed on stage and in studio. Four years later, the bassist returned to Chicago, his hometown, with the idea of working on his own material. However, due to contract issues, Jones instead lent his considerable talent to projects for Eric Clapton, Madonna and Peter Gabriel. In 1994, he became the permanent bassist for the Rolling Stones.