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Reimagined – Releases June 16th

Drawing inspiration from the sensibilities of pop lyricism and melody, Refraction melds the various colours of contemporary jazz composition and improvisation together into a compelling musical soundscape. Centred around drummer and leader Chris Broomhead’s compositions, the trio celebrates the sanctity of simplicity, upholding the primacy of a song’s melody whilst leaving space for collective ensemble interaction and improvisation.

Reimagined, their third album, will be launched on Fridays June 16th and 30th at Longplay in Fitzroy North. The recording will be made available online and in stores locally from the 16th, however you can pre-order it now on Bandcamp!

To keep up to date, sign up to Refraction’s mailing list.

Chris Broomhead ~ Drums
Brenton Foster ~ Piano
Jordan Tarento ~ Double Bass

Recorded at New Village Studios, Melbourne,
December 14th and 15th, 2016
Engineered by James Wilkinson
Edited, mixed and mastered by Chris Broomhead

Cover design and photograph by Chris Broomhead
Refraction photograph by John Englezos

Produced by Chris Broomhead

Rare Colour Records (RCR004)

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Inerrant Space (2016)

“…a thoroughly enjoyable album by a group with their own voice” – Mark Sullivan ~ All About Jazz

Purchase at BandcampiTunes and here on the website (CD), as well as locally at Basement Discs in Melbourne. If you didn’t buy the digital album via Bandcamp you can download the digital CD booklet here.

Chris Broomhead ~ Drums
Brenton Foster ~ Piano
Jordan Tarento ~ Double Bass

Recorded at Burwood Sound Studios, Melbourne,
December 8th and 9th, 2015
Engineered by Allan Neuendorf and Chris Broomhead
Edited and mixed by Chris Broomhead
Mastered by Lachlan Carrick

Cover design and photograph by Chris Broomhead
Refraction photograph by John Englezos

Produced by Chris Broomhead

Rare Colour Records (RCR003)

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As We Were (2015)

Debut recording from jazz piano trio Refraction featuring the compositions of Chris Broomhead, As We Were was nominated as a finalist in the top five of The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards 2015 for Best Jazz Album.

Purchase at BandcampiTunes and here on the website (CD), as well as locally at Basement Discs in Melbourne. If you didn’t buy the digital album via Bandcamp you can download the digital CD
booklet here.

Chris Broomhead ~ Drums
Brenton Foster ~ Piano
Marty Holoubek ~ Double Bass

Recorded at Ginger Studios, Melbourne, July 9th and 10th, 2014
Engineered by Jimi Wyatt
Edited and mixed by Chris Broomhead
Mix consulting by Jono Steer
Mastered by Chris Broomhead and Kit Riley

Cover design by Chris Broomhead
Photography by Madz Rehorek and Florence Law
Cover photograph by Chris Broomhead

Produced by Chris Broomhead

Rare Colour Records (RCR001)

Pieces (2015)

The modern, sometimes slightly cinematic, debut jazz-fusion-groove solo recording!

Purchase at Bandcamp and iTunes. If you didn’t buy the digital album via Bandcamp you can download the digital CD booklet here.

The recording features Chris on drums, keys and other bits and pieces, Kit Riley on bass, Brenton Foster on keys, Dave Tweedie and Chris Bieniek on guitars and Sarah Wallace on voice.

Recorded at Ringwood East, Ashwood, Donvale, Reservoir, Upper Ferntree Gully, Mont Albert North, Beaumaris and Northcote, Melbourne, April 2013 – April 2015
Edited and mixed by Chris Broomhead
Mastered by Chris Broomhead and Kit Riley

Cover design and photograph by Chris Broomhead

Produced by Chris Broomhead

Rare Colour Records (RCR002)

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To Speak (2012)

As the follow-up to the self-titled debut, To Speak continues the music of EQ featuring the composing, playing and producing of Chris Bieniek, Chris Broomhead and Kit Riley. This second release also features keyboardist Daniel Gassin, and, as with the first album, is released on Vorticity Music.

Purchase at CD Baby, Abstract LogixiTunes and here on the website (CD).

Recorded @ Aspendale, Mount Waverley, East Ringwood, Brunswick and Seddon, Melbourne,
January 2009 – December 2011
Edited, mixed & mastered by Kit Riley

Cover design by Chris Broomhead
Photography by Jason Dorais

Produced by EQ

Vorticity Music (VM020517-2)

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EQ (2007)

Described by Vorticity Music as “a very impressive debut release from this powerhouse fusion trio”, this self-titled album from Melbourne-based band EQ features Chris Bieniek on guitar, Chris Broomhead on drums and percussion, Kit Riley on bass and Danny Healy on saxophone (two tracks).

Purchase at CD Baby, Abstract LogixiTunes and here on the website (CD).

Recorded @ East Ringwood, Aspendale and Black Rock, Melbourne, December 2005 – July 2006
Mixed by Chris Broomhead and Kit Riley
Mastered by Aaron Laguda

Band photographs by Michael Tonks
Cover photograph courtesy of NASA
Cover design by Chris Broomhead

Produced by EQ

Vorticity Music (VM010517-2)