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.
The trio is Chris Broomhead on drums, Brenton Foster on piano and Jordan Tarento on double bass.
EQ is an Australian jazz-fusion group that has been playing together for over 15 years culminating in the long-awaited release of their self-titled debut album EQ on the Australian label Vorticity in 2007. In 2012 they released their much-anticipated follow-up album To Speak and they are currently recording their third album which will be released sometime in 2019.
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 is Chris Bieniek on guitar, Chris Broomhead on drums and Kit Riley on bass.