This year, Jones stepped up on stage with Thurston Moore for an experimental concert, and the series of projects did not end for him. He founded Sons of Chipotle with Finnish violoncello Anssi Karttunen.
Jones made the ad online. He said the duo would “cover a vast, unusual area on the music map.” The 73-year-old musician has not provided more details, but his debut will not be long-awaited. On September 3 and 5, artists will perform in Tokyo. A teaser of these shows announces them as “rare” and “intimate” concerts, full of improvisation.
Jones will play piano, and Karttunen, cello, accompanied by electronic arrangements. They will be invited to musicians Jim O’Rourke and Otomo Yoshihide.
John Paul Jones was part of Led Zeppelin, from the beginning of the band, from 1968 until 1980. After the breakup of the band, following the death of drummer John Bonham, Jones followed a solo career, like the other two band members, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant. In 2009, Jones released an album with Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) under the name Them Crooked Vultures. He also collaborated with artists such as Donovan, King Crimson and R.E.M.