Identical twins Jonathan and Jared Mattson have been playing expressive, stripped down jazz for a little while now, gaining plaudits and attention from unconventional corners (their last album was alongside Chaz Bear, aka Toro y Moi). Now the duo are releasing an interesting project– their own rendition of John Coltrane’s iconic album, A Love Supreme. It’s certainly more brief, more direct, and has to do a whole lot with a little, but they pull off the feat well. Take for example their version of “Resolution” below, and then cop The Mattson 2 Play A Love Supreme when it drops August 17th on Spiritual Pajamas.
Mattson 2 Play A Love Supreme, the new album from the duo The Mattson 2, is out August 17th on Spiritual Pajamas.
Jonathan Mattson – Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Jared Mattson – Electric Guitar, Loops, Electric Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Vocals
They’ll also be touring this album through the US for the next couple months, which should be quite the experience. See if they’re coming your way!
8/10-12 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
8/14 Visalia, CA – Cellar Door
8/15 Santa Barbara, CA – SOHO
8/16 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
8/17 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
8/18 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
8/22 Houston, TX – Rockafeller’s
8/23 Dallas, TX – Three Links
8/24 Austin, TX – Mohawk
8/25 Norman, OK – Opolis
8/26 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
8/27 Nashville, TN – The Basement
8/31 Raliegh, NC – Cat’s Back room
9/1 Richmond, VA – The Camel
9/5 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
9/6 Washington DC – Songbyrd
9/7 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
9/8 Boston, MA – Cafe 939
9/10 Toronto, CN – The Drake
9/11 Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
9/12 Chicago, IL – Schubas
9/13 Indianapolis, IN – Square Cat Vinyl
9/14 Madison, WI – Ruby
9/15 Door County, WI – Door County Brewing Co.
9/17 Twin Cities, MN – Turf Club
9/19 Denver, CO – Lost Lake
9/20 Salt Lake City, UT – State Room
9/21 Portland, OR – Jack London
9/23 Vancouver, BC – Wise Hall
9/25 Seattle, WA – Barboza
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.