The Mattson 2



The Identical twin’s deep telepathic kinship navigates colorful forms of beautiful weirdness and exotic landscapes of layered improvisation, transcending the concept of modern musical performance. The duo shimmers and shakes with the soaring modern wizardry of Jared Mattson’s untamed, layered guitars and Jonathan’s tribal jazz hard-bop drumming – a marvel of jazz-rock orchestration and arrangement. In April 2017, Chaz Bundick Meets Mattson 2 album “Star Stuff” found itself at #1 on contemporary jazz Billboard Charts. The brothers Mattson paid tribute to Japanese legends like Shintaro & Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Haruomi Hosono on their Spring 2018 release “Vaults of Eternity” (via Carpark).“Mattson 2 Plays A Love Supreme,” (Spiritual Pajamas, 2018) is a future jazz mini symphony that shines a light into a hallway of mirrors to cast eternal reflections directly back onto the ideas and purpose of Coltrane himself, whilst challenging the very boundaries of jazz and modern pop.


“A bold statement.” - Stereogum

“The duo swings hard in places, ‘Pursuance’ being a notable nu-fusion display. And if nothing else, Jared dubbing in guitars, bass and keys is a herculean task few would dare, especially on material with a past like this.” - DownBeat

“Mattson 2’s [A Love Supreme] is intriguing and keeps with Coltrane’s spirit in pushing the music forward” - The New York City Jazz Record

“One does not simply cover John Coltrane’s ... A Love Supreme, without a wildly imaginative creative ethos... Twin brothers Jared & Jonathan Mattson ... have attempted exactly that.” - Paste Magazine

Mattson 2’s ‘A Love Supreme’ is a “dance-ready interpretation complete with drum freak-outs, Santana-esque guitar solos, melting ambient space and some great Jimmy Garrison impressions on the electric bass. - The Bowery Presents

“Mattson twins’ take on Coltrane’s opus [A Love Supreme] is part worthy homage, part contribution to the ever-ongoing dialogue around the piece. Their version feels fresh, unique, and technically incredible.” - Aquarium Drunkard

“Opening on a delay-heavy solo toward the heavens, Jared gives Coltrane’s devotional [A Love Supreme] a warbling reassessment on guitar as Jonathan dutifully unpacks Elvin Jones’ singularly passionate style of drumming.” - Vinyl Me, Please

“The brothers [translate] the iconic saxophonist's spiritual vision [Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’] into a thrilling 21st-century electric exploration.” - Broadway World

Mattson 2 go “one step further for [their] latest release, taking John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” apart to its smallest elements and re-imagining it.” - AMNY


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