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Brenton Foster

Winner of Best Jazz Album at the 2017 The Age Music Victoria Awards, Brenton Foster is an Australian composer, vocalist and pianist. He was the 2018 PBS FM Young Elder Of Jazz and presented his new work, Love, As We Know It, a collaboration with American poet, Christopher Poindexter, at the 2018 Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Love, As We Know It was nominated for Jazz Work Of The Year in the 2019 APRA AMCOS and Australian Music Centre’s Art Music Awards and is slated for commercial release in early 2020. Brenton’s compositions draw on influences from contemporary jazz, cinematic, and singer-songwriter aesthetics while maintaining an individual and authentic voice firmly founded in the Australian musical landscape

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Refraction: The Outsider

Read "The Outsider" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Australian trio Refraction recorded this album just before drummer and bandleader Chris Broomhead's relocation to Nashville, Tennessee (which is now given as the group's home city on their Bandcamp page). As on the last two albums, Inerrant Space (Rare Colour Records, 2016) and Reimagined (Rare Colour Records, 2017), Broomhead is joined by pianist Brenton Foster and ...

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Refraction: Inerrant Space

Read "Inerrant Space" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Refraction is an Australian piano trio led by drummer Chris Broomhead, who also composed most of the music. He is joined by pianist Brenton Foster (who contributes two tunes) and double bassist Jordan Tarento. Inerrant Space definitely does not sound like a “drummer's album." It's very much a group sound, as the collective group name implies. ...