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Corrie Dick

A dynamic and ever innovating presence on the UK jazz scene, Glaswegian Corrie Dick is a musician recognised for his fluency, touch and abandon on the drum kit. He is an alumni of Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra and National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland and won numerous honours throughout his time at TrinityLaban. He is co-leader of jazz-rock-improv powerhouse “Blue-Eyed Hawk” whose debut album (Under The Moon, 2014, Edition Records) is due for release in Australia, Germany and Norway in 2015 following it’s success in the UK (‘Best Jazz Album 2014’ - Irish Times, 5 star reviews).

Outside of drumming, Corrie is probably best known as co-founder of Chaos Collective, an organisation and record label that showcases the work of improvisers and composers that challenge mainstream conventions. He performs regularly with Chaos co-founder Laura Jurd and features on her debut album (Landing Ground, Chaos Collective, 2012) as well as her new album (Human Spirit, Chaos Collective, 2015) which is currently being toured across the UK and later this year in Italy.

Corrie was named as “One To Watch” by Jazzwise Magasine in 2011 and was awarded “Up And Coming Artist” in the 2012 Scottish Jazz Awards, then in 2013 won the BBC Radio Scotland Young Jazz Musician of the Year competition. He is currently receiving acclaim for his debut album “Impossible Things” released 20th November 2015 on the Chaos Collective label. It features his own drumming, compositions and musicians; Alice Zawadski (vocals, fiddle), Laura Jurd (trumpet), Joe Wright (saxophones, whistle), George Crowley (tenor saxophone), Matt Robinson (piano), Joe Webb (organ, Wurlitzer), Conor Chaplin (basses) & Felix Higginbottom (percussion).

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“With such vibrance and flair there is no doubt in my mind that Corrie will soon assert himself as one of the finest contemporary percussionists on the UK scene.” - Will Vinson (Jonathan Kreisberg, Ari Hoenig)

“Dick is a thoughtful, responsive drummer who doesn’t hog the leader’s limelight, preferring to support the musicians in front of him and let the music breathe, and there’s a strong sense of melody as well as a growing individuality in his compositions.”
- Rob Adams, The Herald

“Corrie Dick played with relaxed clarity and genuinely musical propulsion”
- Herald Scotland Staff

Primary Instrument

Drums

Location

London

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Discography

Impossible Things

Impossible Things

Chaos Collective
2015

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Under The Moon

Under The Moon

Edition Records
2014

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Scenes For Someone

Scenes For Someone

Wee Jazz Records
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Soar

Soar

Corrie Dick
Impossible Things

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