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The monthly Tea Break is a series of short, fun items in What's New Magazine that also gives jazz musicians an opportunity to update us with what they are doing. Here are the Tea Breaks they (and I) have taken since 2015.

Corrie Dick (Drums) - June 2016


Corrie Dick


Drummer Corrie Dick comes from Glasgow but is now based in London having graduated as a gold medal student from the jazz course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. His awards include the BBC's 2013 Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year, the Scottish Jazz Awards "Up and Coming Artist" in 2012, and he has been nominated in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards several times including this year. He is an alumni of both the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland and has been mentored by the likes of Mark Guiliana, Kendrick Scott and Ari Hoenig as well as Ghanaian kpanlogo master Saddiq Addy, nephew of the legendary Mustapha Tettey Addy. He has also studied the traditional music of Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Benin and other parts of Africa alongside his prodigious creative companion, guitarist Rob Luft. Corrie plays in a number of bands both here and abroad and he released his debut album Impossible Things at the end of 2015.


Hi Corrie, tea or coffee?

Coffee, cheers Ian. Espresso if you do it? 

Garibaldi biscuit


No problem - Hob Nob, Bourbon, Garibaldi or digestive biscuit?

I have literally no idea what a Garibaldi is, will try that.




Buddy Rich, Max Roach or Paul Motian?

Max and Paul in equal measure.

Milk and sugar?

No, thanks.Corrie Dick


What gigs have you played recently?

A bunch of stuff. I've been working on a solo show and doing a few local gigs - hoping to move that a bit more next year. Also plenty with the band from my album. I've also been playing regularly with Laura Jurd's band Dinosaur and a bit with Pete Wareham, 'Little Lions' (a collaborative trio with Matt Robinson and Joe Webb) and lots with Rob Luft - look out for that guy, jeez...




[Here's a video of Corrie with Dinosaur playing Laura Jurd's composition Hardanger].




So what have you got coming up in the next few months?

Yeah I've got quite a lot, I have listed my gigs on my website (click here). Mainly I'm working towards a tour of the UK in August - September, I've got 17 dates booked and counting. And a few outside of the tour period too. I'm also thinking about my next move, I've got ideas that I'm really excited about - Little Lions is releasing it's first EP, Embers, on 17th June too.


[This video sees Little Lions playing Turn Our Back at Dempsey's in Cardiff in 2015]





What’s the reaction been to the new album Impossible Things?

GOOD. People seem to like it, which is great. Part of the reason I play music is to connect with people, I consider myself very lucky that the music I feel connected with is something that others can get in on.


[Listen to Soar from the album].







Is there anyone you have heard recently that we should listen out for?

There are some phenomenal bands coming out of Norway like Broen, Mopti and Moskus. Also this great drummer from Holland called Mark Schilders is making some great music.




Huw Bennett Quintet



Also this bassist/producer Huw Marc Bennet has a great project called Susso - look out for that album!

Huw Bennett Quintet






Another biscuit?

Yeah, why not 😊


Here is a video of Corrie Dick's Band Of Joy playing Annamarrakech at Oliver's in 2015





[Click here for our review of Corrie's album Impossible Things. Click here for Corrie's website]


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