On April 9, guitarist Garry Elliott and pianist Steve Boudreau expanded their long-standing Ottawa duo into a quartet, with two musicians from Montreal.
OttawaJazzScene.ca was at their GigSpace concert to record the result.
They added in bassist Adrian Vedady and drummer Camil Belisle, to create new sounds and, as Elliott told OttawaJazzScene.ca, allow him to dig in more while playing.
"We wanted to get a chance to play our music with different musicians, just to get a different take on it, and stretch out a bit," Elliott said.
Boudreau said he liked "a lot of things that they added. It was different from other people would have added. I think that Adrian as a bass player is a really tasteful, melodic bass player, but he also has a really strong meaty time feel... And Camil, really super-swinging and really catches a lot of little details in the melodies. Between them, it was a very different experience."
"Some of these songs we've been playing for a while now and it's refreshing to hear a different take on them."
Watch our video report about that show, with two of the songs played that evening along with an interview with Elliott and Boudreau about their responses to what they collectively created.
– Brett Delmage
Read our pre-concert interview, Garry Elliott and Steve Boudreau add new voices and viewpoints to their music