Legendary soul singer and multi-instrumentalist Booker T. Jones
put Memphis label Stax Records on the map back in the 1960s, yet more than 40 years passed between his 1971 release Melting Pot
and Jones’ return to the label in 2013 with Sound the Alarm
. For both parties, it’s a welcome return, and Jones makes the most of the comeback, enlisting varied guest stars like Mayer Hawthorne and Vintage Trouble, and blasting out 12 tracks of classic Memphis blues with pop edges and hints of hip-hop. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient hits the stage with Bay Area favorites the John Brothers Piano Company opening on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. 8pm. $57–$62. 415.388.1100.