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Darius Jones

Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Darius Jones, is an alto saxophonist, composer, and producer.

He joined the New York music community in 2005, after living and studying in Richmond, Va. Darius comes from a diverse musical background that has lead to his unique, alternative, and soulful approach to music. Jones has composed and performed in a wide variety of areas such as electro-acoustic music, chamber ensembles, contemporary jazz groups, avant-garde jazz groups, modern dance performances, and multi-media events.

Darius enjoys playing with a steady group of artists and improvisers. The current bands Jones works with are the Cooper-Moore Trio, Mike Pride’s From Bacteria to Boys, Nioka Workman’s House Arrest Band, William Hooker’s Bliss Quartet, Trevor Dunn’s Proof Readers, The Hub, Lewis Barnes' Hampton Roads, and Period....
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    Cosmic Lieder

    AUM Fidelity
    2011
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    Big Gurl (Smell My Dream)

    AUM Fidelity
    2011
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    Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)

    AUM Fidelity
    2009
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Featured recording “Book of Mae'bul (Another Kind of Sunrise)”

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Book of Mae'bul (Another Kind of Sunrise)

AUM Fidelity (2012)
”An alto saxophone player whose sound drips with passion .. Jones has a talent for penning intensely emotional themes, which provide a fertile launching pad for his vibrato-laden alto preaching. .. the valedictory, elegiac “Forgive Me” sounds like a newly found spiritual, with some of most beautiful sounds ever committed to disc.” —ALL ABOUT JAZZ, John Sharpe

“4-Stars. Today, he demonstrates that his musical persona will not be easily pigeonholed.” —DOWNBEAT, Alain Drouot

“Equally earthy and avant-garde .. intellectually stimulating [though] anything but academic ....

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