The San Diego instrumental surf/jazz scene might not begin and end with the Mattson 2, but theirs will be the first name that comes to mind when speaking of this hybrid genre. And deservedly so, as the brothers, Jared on guitar and bass (often times at the same time, with a little help from some sample/looping effects) and Jonathan on drums, are both wildly talented, as evidenced on their studio recordings as well as this live excerpt from an hour-long performance as they played to a packed house well after midnight on a Tuesday night (!) at San Diego’s illustrious hotspot The Casbah.
The Mattson 2, 24 April 2012, live at The Casbah, San Diego.
stereo board mix
Nady stereo condenser mic for room/audience
Focusrite Saffire Pro24 preamp/interface
Logic 8 for recording, editing, mixing
Soundtrack Pro for mastering