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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

Three Improvisations

Label: Rare Colour Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Improvisation No. 1; Improvisation No. 2; Improvisation No. 3

Whiskey In Orleans (Single)

Label: Rare Colour Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Whiskey In Orleans (Single).

The Outsider

Label: Rare Colour Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: The Outsider; Chrysalis; Whiskey In Orleans; Closer Still; Return; Trio Improvisation; View; Tacit Green; Evenson; Were You Awake?; Stateside.

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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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Whiskey In Orleans (Single)

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Label: Rare Colour Records
Released: 2019
Duration: 05:16

Reimagined

Label: Rare Colour Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Provenance; Human People; Amelia; In Regard; Plainsong; Myriad; Means Of Grace; Ika; Reimagined.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Refraction: Reimagined

Read "Reimagined" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Melbourne-based piano trio Refraction follows up Inerrant Space (Rare Colour Records, 2016) with another collection of mostly original music. Drummer Chris Broomhead again composed most of the selections, with one contribution from bassist Jordan Tarento (nothing from pianist Brenton Foster this time out) and a surprise cover of Joni Mitchell's “Amelia" from her album Hejira (Asylum, ...

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Plainsong

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Label: Rare Colour Records
Released: 2017
Duration: 05:43

Inerrant Space

Label: Rare Colour Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Inerrant Space; 329; Never Since; All To Do; Rest, Regain; Kodak Hill; Departure; Echoes; Cosmic Orphan; Boho Church.


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