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Booker T. Jones

When: Fri., Feb. 26, 8 p.m. 2016

FRIDAY, FEB. 26

BOOKER T. JONES

Booker T. Jones mastered the oboe and upright bass when he was a kid. He was playing semiprofessionally by high school. He took up the keyboard, and the sharp, cutting tone of his Hammond B3 provided grace behind the grooves of his band of ace session players, the MGs. "Green Onions," the band's indelible hit from 1962, might be the ultimate rock instrumental, a tight, swinging jam delivered with an almost supernatural cool. On its own and with others, the band shaped the Stax sound and spoke in a language that connected with the likes of Petty and Costello. Not content to rest on his legendary status, on his recent Sound the Alarm, Mr. Jones shows he's far from out of ideas. —David Klein

THE ARTSCENTER, CARRBORO 8 p.m., $35–$60, www.artscenterlive.org

Price: $32-$60

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