STS / The Mattson 2, Episode 5

In this episode Jonathan and and Jared play an acoustic version of ‘Black Rain’ , track no. 2 from their latest album, Feeling Hands.

In this series of So To Speak we focus on The Mattson 2, a twin brother guitar and drums jazz duo from San Diego.  Like most young musicians today their interests span a wide spectrum.  Their playing can go from traditional jazz to avant-garde serialism.  Jared Mattson plays electric guitar while brother Jonathan provides the rhythmic foundation on the drum kit.

While they have strong connection to the surf and skate community through their  collaborations  with artist/filmmaker Thomas Campbell and musical collaborations with Ray Barbee and Tommy Guerrero they explore territory outside of that world by listening to many different genres and playing  experimental and improvised musics.

For more info about The Mattson 2 go to:

mattson2.com
galaxiarecords.com

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STS / The Mattson 2, Episode 3

In this series of So To Speak we focus on The Mattson 2, a twin brother guitar and drums jazz duo from San Diego.  Like most young musicians today their interests span a wide spectrum.  Their playing can go from traditional jazz to avant-garde serialism.  Jared Mattson plays electric guitar while brother Jonathan provides the rhythmic foundation on the drum kit.

While they have strong connection to the surf and skate community through their  collaborations  with artist/filmmaker Thomas Campbell and musical collaborations with Ray Barbee and Tommy Guerrero they explore territory outside of that world by listening to many different genres and playing  experimental and improvised musics.

In this episode they talk about preparing and playing Workers Union(1975) by Dutch composer, Louis Andriessen and how they hope it will be received by an audience not accustomed to hearing a piece so indeterminate.

For more info about The Mattson 2 go to:
mattson2.com
galaxiarecords.com

STS / The Mattson 2, Episode 2

In this series of So To Speak we focus on The Mattson 2, a twin brother guitar and drums jazz duo from San Diego.  Like most young musicians today their interests span a wide spectrum.  Their playing can go from traditional jazz to avant-garde serialism.  Jared Mattson plays electric guitar while brother Jonathan provides the rhythmic foundation on the drum kit.

While they have strong connection to the surf and skate community through their  collaborations  with artist/filmmaker Thomas Campbell and musical collaborations with Ray Barbee and Tommy Guerrero they explore territory outside of that world by listening to many different genres and playing  experimental and improvised musics.

In this episode Jared talks about his approach to playing guitar and little bit about gear.


For more info about The Mattson 2 go to:
mattson2.com
galaxiarecords.com

STS / The Mattson 2, Episode 1

In this series of So To Speak we focus on The Mattson 2, a twin brother guitar and drums jazz duo from San Diego.  Like most young musicians today their interests span a wide spectrum.  Their playing can go from traditional jazz to avant-garde serialism.  Jared Mattson plays electric guitar while brother Jonathan provides the rhythmic foundation on the drum kit.

While they have strong connection to the surf and skate community through their  collaborations  with artist/filmmaker Thomas Campbell and musical collaborations with Ray Barbee and Tommy Guerrero they explore territory outside of that world by listening to many different genres and playing  experimental and improvised musics.

In this episode Jonathan talks about finding his voice in the drum kit.

For more info about The Mattson 2 go to:
mattson2.com
galaxiarecords.com

Go out to the Richmond neighborhood of SF and hear some great sounds

Coming soon to So To Speak will be episodes featuring the The Mattson 2.

Eat dinner at Burma Superstar and after, walk a block down to hear some great music at Park Life a fantastic gallery/bookstore.

Tomorrow, Saturday March 3. It will start around 7:30pm. The show is free and open to all ages.

Park Life Store
220 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Bio:
With their signature suits in tow, both Jared and Jonathan have relentlessly toured venues throughout South America, Europe, Japan and Scandinavia, generating global acclaim while also further curating their sound into a musical kaleidoscope that brings to mind everyone from Charles Mingus and Chet Baker to the Smiths and the Jesus and Mary Chain. Having performed and recorded with the likes of Ray Barbee and Tommy Guerrero, the Mattson 2 have grown up quick, accomplishing more in a short time than many musicians in their entire career, and thus further providing a mature sound that is equally at home on the beach as it is in the smokey jazz clubs. Tighten that tie, turn up the volume, dig your toes in the sand and soak in the shimmery whitewash of the Mattson 2.