Known for his distinguished session and touring work with Herbie Hancock, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, and numerous other jazz, folk, blues, and rock & roll greats, Jones is also famous as the Rolling Stones' lead bassist.
While studying at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he recorded with Miles Davis' nephew and was subsequently invited to perform with Davis himself. In his early twenties, Jones contributed to Davis' 1980s albums Decoy and You're Under Arrest.
He became famous under the stage name "The Munch."
He grew up in Chicago, Illinois as the son of a drummer.
In 1993, he replaced Bill Wyman as the Rolling Stones' bassist.