Formed in 2019, Bones From Underground are an Alberta-based quartet that combines smoky bass, lush and explosive horns, and exuberant piano. Their sound is both vintage and modern, and it’s really exciting to listen to. They recently released their first album called Quartet.

The group is led by bassist and composer Marc Beaudin, who writes jazz “from the point of view of nature, urban outcasts and social misfits.” The band’s lineup is rounded out by drummer Sandro Dominelli, horn player Joel Gray and pianist Andrew Glover.

For the New Music Spotlight, Beaudin joined us to talk about the making of the new record.