The Mattson 2 w/ Calvin Keys
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The Mattson 2
A Love Supreme Re-Imagined

The Mattson 2

w/ Special Guest Calvin Keys

JUN 11–23 | 37th San Francisco Jazz Festival

Jun 14, 2019
Miner Auditorium

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Original show description below.

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The identical twin duo of Jared and Jonathan Mattson re-imagine John Coltrane’s seminal 1964 masterwork, A Love Supreme, approached with their signature mix of looped surf-meets-bebop guitars and tribal jazz drumming that JazzTimes says “manages to hold Coltrane’s revered album in the highest esteem while absolutely shredding it to pieces.” Legendary Bay Area-based soul jazz guitar great Calvin Keys joins them for a world premiere collaboration in the second set.

Raised in San Diego, the Mattson brothers shared a musical inclination from early in their lives, playing in elementary school and eventually earning Bachelor’s and Masters degrees in jazz studies from USD and UC Irvine. They formed Mattson 2 in 2007, blending psychedelic rock influences and jazz utilizing loops and effects to create spacious soundscapes that challenge the perceived limitations of a duo. The brothers embarked on a relentless touring schedule that has taken them around the world, and they’ve produced a series of albums and EPs that feature collaborators including multi-instrumentalist and skateboard pro Ray Barbee, producer and musician Chaz Bundick (better known as Toro y Moi), and Japanese duo Cocolat & Akito. With this performance, the band revisits Coltrane’s iconic music as captured on their 2018 release, Play “A Love Supreme,” and in the continuing spirit of collaboration, they are joined by Keys, whose career has included extended partnerships with Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal, John Handy, Bobby Hutcherson, and Pharoah Sanders.

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With this performance, the band revisits Coltrane’s iconic music as captured on their 2018 release, Play “A Love Supreme,” and in the continuing spirit of collaboration, they are joined by Keys.

Coltrane’s signature album from 1965 was a tribute to God; Mattson 2’s version is an homage to 'A Love Supreme', but one that shows its respect while demonstrating how much more can be done with it—or to it.

JazzTimes

Coltrane’s signature album from 1965 was a tribute to God; Mattson 2’s version is an homage to 'A Love Supreme', but one that shows its respect while demonstrating how much more can be done with it—or to it.

JazzTimes

Personnel

Jared Mattson guitar, bass, & keyboards
Jonathan Mattson drums

SPECIAL GUEST
Calvin Keys guitar

The Mattsons take a part-reverential, part-personality driven spin in chasing down the heart of Coltrane’s intensity on love.

Vinyl Me Please

Personnel

Jared Mattson guitar, bass, & keyboards
Jonathan Mattson drums

SPECIAL GUEST
Calvin Keys guitar

The Mattsons take a part-reverential, part-personality driven spin in chasing down the heart of Coltrane’s intensity on love.

Vinyl Me Please

Watch & Listen

The Mattson 2

Resolution

Calvin Keys

Touch

The Mattson 2

Resolution

Calvin Keys

Touch