Thelonious Dub, an instrumental ensemble founded by guitarist Joe Bartone, continue to expand their audience in 2009. Playing a unique mix of improvised jazz, dub reggae and jam band styles or as they like to joke "a complete misunderstanding of both jazz and reggae,” Joe is joined by a variety of sidemen his numerous gigs and in July features Sean Rainey on drums and Kyle O’Donnell on saxophone.
Since their founding in 2007 the band has played over 100 shows at a vast range of venues around Los Angeles. They have recently added a weekly residency in Hollywood to their schedule – Sunday nights they will perform at the Blue Palms Brewhouse. The Blue Palms is an American alehouse dedicated to providing the highest quality specialty draft beer, cask ales and unique bottled beers from around the world. They also feature a menu of gourmet pub food. The Blue Palms is conveniently located next to the Music Box at the Fonda in Hollywood. Each week in addition to Thelonious Dub, audience will be treated to guest ensembles at 10pm.
Most of Thelonious Dub’s live performance features classic tunes by Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, and Charles Mingus, along with witty pop and rock covers (Coldplay’s “Clocks”, “Money” by Pink Floyd, among others) and originals.
Bartone notes, “my unorthodox style is a direct result of my limitations and the many ways I strove to compensate for those shortcomings. I am proof that art is freedom through creation and it is the process that gives my life meaning.”
Modeled after the "Modern Lounge" sound, T-Dub draws from groups and artists like Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation and Sly & Robbie. To pursue this sound, Thelonious Dub adds electric sitar and a wide array of guitar effects. Media outlets including the LA Weekly, Glendale News Press, Pasadena Weekly, Pasadena Star News, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, LAist.com and the influential jazz blog MetalJazz.com have given the band significant coverage.
In June they will perform their residency at the Blue Palm and several other gigs, see below or at http://www.myspace.com/theloniousdub for their schedule:
Jul 5 7:00P The Blue Palms Brew House Hollywood
Jul 11 7:00P Charcuterie Sierra Madre
Jul 12 7:00P The Blue Palms Brew House Hollywood
Jul 18 7:00P Pinnocchio’s Pizza Pasadena
Jul 19 7:00P The Blue Palms Brew House Hollywood
Jul 26 7:00P The Blue Palms Brew House Hollywood
To book Thelonious Dub please contact Joe Bartone on firstname.lastname@example.org