May 162016

Piano jazz trio Refraction will launch their highly anticipated second release ‘Inerrant Space’ at Bennett’s Lane on 19 May at 8pm.

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 while leaving space for collective ensemble interaction and improvisation.

The band draws inspiration from influences Tord Gustavsen, Esbjorn Svensson, Robert Glasper and Weather Report with original pieces that hold a clear vision that makes the journey the very destination the music is seeking.

Their live performance has been perfected at Melbourne venues including The Paris Cat, Bennetts Lane (including a three-week residency), Uptown Jazz Cafe and Open Studio.

‘Inerrant Space’ features 10 new contemporary jazz compositions all written by Chris Broomhead, pianist Brenton Foster (Max Savage, Independent) and double bassist Jordon Tarento. It was recorded at Burwood Sound Studios, Melbourne over two days in 
December 2015
 and engineered by Allan Neuendorf and Chris Broomhead
, edited and mixed by Chris Broomhead and mastered by Lachlan Carrick.

Refraction – ‘Inerrant Space’ Album Launch
•ticket purchase includes a copy of the new album and CD Baby download

Thursday 19 May, 8pm
Bennetts Lane, Melbourne
$18 General Entry
(+ $2.50 booking fee for online bookings)
$20 Tix on the door if available
Ticket link –

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