Yet another contemporary artist doing exemplary work in vintage soul and R&B, former Tony! Toni! Tone! stalwart Raphael Saadiq digs up dozens of classic nuggets for his new album, Stone Rollin', adds a few dashes of 21st-century savvy, and turns them into fresh gold. Canny references to Sly Stone, Jackie Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Little Walter, Ray Charles, and more are starting points for Saadiq originals that nicely complement some of the genre's finest. Saadiq not only produced the album, he plays most of the instruments, with occasional help from horn and string sections and guests like sacred steel's Robert Randolph and singer Taura Stinson, whose petulant edge adds a delicious touch of melodrama to their cagey vocal dance on "Good Man." With Quadron. 18+.
Sat., June 4, 6:30 p.m., 2011