Darryl is a freelance bassist currently living in France. He moved ten years ago from Brooklyn New York where he participated in the large vibrant music community of great artists living in the “city”. The world is now his community as he encounters projects/tours with artists from the U.S. and Europe, traveling around the globe.
He was born in Philadephia Pennsylvania, birthplace to some of the worlds finest bassists including Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, Alphonso Johnson, Charles Fambrough, Percy Heath, Jymie Merritt, Christian Mcbride, Arthur Harper, Tyrone Brown, and Victor Bailey.
Darryl has performed with many renowned jazz artists from around the world, in a wide variety of genres. During his living in New York, he performed with Mulgrew Miller, Carmen Lundy, Hank Jones, Geri Allen, James Williams, Regina Carter, Ravi Coltrane and Robert Glasper among others. In 1996 he was the winner of the Thelonious Monk International Bass Competition. Since 2004, he has lived in France and has performed with many European and American artitsts throughout Europe, including, Martial Solal, Cedar Walton, Kirk Lightsey, Dianne Reeves, Didier Lockwood, Christian Escoude, Florin Nicolescu, Ximo Tebar, Enrico Piranunzi, Rosario Guiliani, Uri Caine, Joe Locke, Willie Jones, Wayne Escoffery and Laurent de Wilde among others.
Being mainly self-taught (and under the tutelage of hometown jazz mentors including Gerald Price, Tyrone Brown, Tony Williams (sax)) Darryl learned early to appreciate many types of music. But he holds the strongest allegiance performing music of the African American diaspora: jazz, gospel, soul and latin . He also has a great love for and wide familiarity to the music of Brazil. His Versatility, Soulfulness, Openness, and Professionalism, imposed him as a bass accompanist of choice for many of the greats.