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Drummer • Teacher • Musician

Reimagined (2017)

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.

“…this time there is a sense of broader possibilities…” – Mark Sullivan ~ All About Jazz

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

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

Produced by Chris Broomhead

Download the digital CD booklet here.

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Inerrant Space (2016)

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

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

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

Produced by Chris Broomhead

Download the digital CD booklet here.

As We Were (2015)

Nominated for Best Jazz Album in The Age Music Victoria Awards.

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

Recorded at Ginger Studios, Melbourne, Australia
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

Produced by Chris Broomhead

Download the digital CD booklet here.

Pieces (2015)

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

Chris Broomhead ~ Drums, Percussion, Keys, Synth and Guitar
Kit Riley ~ Bass
Marty Holoubek ~ Bass
Brenton Foster ~ Keys
Dave Tweedie ~ Guitar
Chris Bieniek ~ Guitar
Sarah Wallace ~ Voice

Recorded in Melbourne, Australia
April 2013 – April 2015
Edited and mixed by Chris Broomhead
Mastered by Chris Broomhead and Kit Riley

Produced by Chris Broomhead

Download the digital CD booklet here.

To Speak (2012)

EQ’s music has been shaped and influenced by such jazz-fusion luminaries as Wayne Krantz, Oz Noy, Allan Holdsworth, Chick Corea, Tribal Tech, Weather Report and The Yellowjackets, as well as artists such as Robert Glasper, Robben Ford and John Mayer amongst others, and seeks to meld the music of these artists together into their own organic style.

“…EQ has achieved acclaim during its eight-year history…” – John McBeath ~ The Australian

Chris Broomhead ~ Drum, Percussion and Synth
Chris Bieniek ~ Guitar and Synth Programming
Kit Riley ~ Bass, Ukulele and Synth Programming
Daniel Gassion ~ Piano and Keys

Recorded in Melbourne, Australia
January 2009 – December 2011
Edited, mixed & mastered by Kit Riley

Produced by EQ

Download the digital CD booklet here.

EQ (2007)

“[A] very impressive debut release from this powerhouse fusion trio” – Vorticity Music

Chris Broomhead ~ Drums and Percussion
Chris Bieniek ~ Guitar
Kit Riley ~ Bass
Danny Healy ~ Saxophone

Recorded in Melbourne, Australia
December 2005 – July 2006
Mixed by Chris Broomhead and Kit Riley
Mastered by Aaron Laguda

Produced by EQ

Download the digital CD booklet here.