About Darius Jones
Since arriving in Brooklyn from Virginia in 2005, saxophonist Darius Jones has worked in a variety of settings that include vanguard and contemporary jazz groups, electro-acoustic and chamber ensembles, and vocal groups. In 2006 he co-founded free jazz/avant-rock quartet Little Women. In 2009, he released the debut Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing), the first in a series of conceptually linked albums devoted to Afro-Futurist music. In 2011, he recorded Cosmic Lieder and Darkseid Recital in duo with pianist Matthew Shipp, and the trio date Big Gurl (Smell My Dream). Book of Mæ'bul (Another Kind of Sunrise) appeared in 2012. His vocal quartet, the Elizabeth-Caroline Unit, released The Oversoul Manual in 2014. He followed with 2015's Le Bébé De Brigitte (Lost in Translation) featuring French vanguard composer/vocalist Emilie Lesbros. In 2021, Jones released the solo saxophone outing Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation).