Having played at SoundCellar last year as drummer with the Outram/Luft Quartet, we were keen to have CORRIE DICK back to lead his own ensemble for us for the first time since 2016. This time he brings with him some of the best musicians playing in the UK today, not least undoubted SoundCellar favourites Laura Jurd on trumpet and Rob Luft on guitar, together with vocalist Rebecka Edlund and bassist Caius Williams.
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Livestream Ticket link below
As has been articulated elsewhere, Corrie has established himself at the “…rhythmic epicentre of a new era of innovative British jazz”. His first album under his own name 2015’s ‘Impossible Things’ remains one of those albums that captures and highlights the outstanding quality of a whole generation of musicians that have emerged from the UK touring scene over the last decade or so.
He has built this reputation in collaborations with such luminaries as Mark Lockheart, Jake Long and Jasper Hoiby, as well as by being a crucial member of such innovative bands as the Rob Luft Group, the Elliot Galvin Trio, of Laura Jurd’s numerous ensembles including the Mercury Music Prize shortlisted Dinosaur and of elusive and alternative bands Ink Line and I Don’t Need Light, Please Give Me Water.
Corrie’s latest album ‘Sun Swells’ was released (on Ubuntu Music) last year and it has taken another step forward with its mix of Scottish, Scandinavian, African and English jazz and folk influences, together with electronic and rock overtones. To quote Corrie himself: “I wanted to write a jazz album that had rock instrumentation at its core: guitar-bass-drums. Rob Luft (guitar), Tom McCredie (bass) and I have been improvising and writing together for years and years and we’ve forged a sound that is uniquely crunchy yet summery, so I wanted that sound at the centre but decorated with all sorts of elements. I basically wanted to make folk-rock-jazz but treat it how electronic music producer Mura Masa treats his tracks–chucking the whole damn fruit bowl at the thing but somehow keeping space and air in the arrangement and the mix.”
For their SoundCellar performance, Corrie is bringing a great group of musicians and we are really looking forward to the evening.
“The trumpeter [Laura Jurd] herself and expressive drummer Corrie Dick are both sensations who have made big names for themselves straight out of the blocks. Compared to other genres, jazz doesn’t really thrive on hype. Their secret is just that they’re really, really good.” (London Jazz News)
“Corrie Dick is one of the most gifted drummers I’ve come across in recent years; he’s well on his way to being a visionary both as a musician and composer. With such vibrance and flair there is no doubt in my mind that he will soon assert himself as one of the finest contemporary percussionists on the UK scene.” (NY saxophonist and SoundCellar alumni, Will Vinson)
Corrie Dick: Drums, Percussion
Rebecka Edlund: Voice
Laura Jurd: Trumpet
Rob Luft: Guitar
Caius Williams: Bass
The livestream will be broadcast on YouTube, via a page available when you purchase a ticket through the link below.
All advance ticket buyers will receive an exclusive link to a video of the evening’s performance, available for one monthShare this event
15% pre-show food discount at The Grasshopper. Our regular host The Grasshopper, is kindly offering a 15% discount on food from their restaurant prior to every SoundCellar gig! Just show your ticket for that evening’s performance (the ticket QR code on your phone, or a printout). A table must be booked here or tel: 01202 741463 and food orders placed at least 60 minutes prior to the start time of the gig (eg by 7pm for a 8pm start).
(2) For young people: (i) U18s – FREE entry when accompanied by an adult; (ii) Age 18 to 25 – entry £10 (with NUS / TOTEM card). Simply select the relevant ticket option when booking. The offers are available for over 90% of our gigs, but subject to seat availability, so for some gigs, it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment.
Parking is free at The Grasshopper but you must register your vehicle at the bar.