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Darryl Jones, this time around, gets to play bass his own way

Miles Davis rarely asked Darryl Jones to play bass a certain way. Usually, the late jazz master preferred to tell him how not to play. And when he did that, he had one basic instruction: Don't get stuck repeating the things you know to make yourself comfortable.

"He was cutting off these avenues so that I would come up with something new," says Jones, who was with Davis from 1983 to 1985. "I remember one time, I just decided, 'The old man just doesn't know

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