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Chris Broomhead

A native of Melbourne and currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Chris is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and Monash University and works in a variety of settings and projects as a drummer, composer, producer, leader and teacher. His trio project Refraction, which also features Brenton Foster on piano and Jordan Tarento on double bass, released their debut album As We Were in March 2015 and it was nominated for Best Jazz Album in The Age Music Victoria Awards of that year. Their follow-up recording entitled Inerrant Space was released in May of 2016 and their third album Reimagined was released in June 2017

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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

Drawing inspiration from the sensibilities of pop lyricism and melody, Chris Broomhead’s trio project Refraction melds the various colours of contemporary jazz composition and improvisation together into a compelling musical soundscape. Refraction celebrates the sanctity of simplicity, upholding the primacy of a song’s melody whilst leaving space for collective ensemble interaction and improvisation. They released their debut album As We Were in March 2015 and it was nominated for Best Jazz Album in The Age Music Victoria Awards of that year. Their follow-up recording entitled Inerrant Space was released in May of 2016 and their third album Reimagined was released in June 2017

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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. ...

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