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Adam Blackstone, Wayne Moore and Thaddeus Tribbett: Derrick Hodge Tribute
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Adam Blackstone, Wayne Moore and Thaddeus Tribbett: Derrick Hodge Tribute

Lawson Kennard sent us this incredible video featuring the trio of Adam Blackstone, Wayne Moore and Thaddeus Tribbett performing a tribute to Derrick Hodge. While the performance is fantastic, I really enjoyed hearing Derrick’s story and influences at the end of the clip.

Derrick Hodge Anchors R+R=NOW’s Debut Album
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Derrick Hodge Anchors R+R=NOW’s Debut Album

R+R=NOW is a new group featuring the monster talents of pianist Robert Glasper, keyboardist Terrace Martin, trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, beatboxer and synth player Taylor McFerrin, drummer Justin Tyson, and bassist Derrick Hodge. The collective gets their name from a Nina Simone quote, with the R+R standing for “Reflect and Respond”. “[It is] an artist’s duty… to reflect the...

Robert Glasper Experiment’s Latest Is A Product of Equals
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Robert Glasper Experiment’s Latest Is A Product of Equals

The Robert Glasper Experiment’s exploration of jazz and hip-hop continues on the group’s latest, ArtScience. The band’s bassist, Derrick Hodge, whose sophomore solo album The Second dropped in August (check out the No Treble interview), not only holds down the low end, but also sings one of the record’s first singles, “Find You,” according to Billboard. The core band members...

The Second: An Interview with Derrick Hodge
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The Second: An Interview with Derrick Hodge

As musicians, our main goal is to express ourselves as freely and truly as possible. One listen to Derrick Hodge’s and you’ll know he achieved that, but it goes deeper. Each song has an openness that seems to touch on the listener’s own emotions, like tapping into a social consciousness. The Second is, in fact, the bassist’s second solo album,...

Derrick Hodge Releases Second Solo Album
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Derrick Hodge Releases Second Solo Album

Grammy award-winning bassist Derrick Hodge, who has worked with Terence Blanchard, Robert Glasper, Jill Scott and Maxwell, has released his sophomore solo album, appropriately titled, The Second. Hodge played the majority of the instruments on the album, which he not only composed, but also produced. “I wanted to create something that exposed myself artistically, with a heartbeat for the people....

Robert Glasper Experiment, Featuring Derrick Hodge: Say Yes
Bass Videos

Robert Glasper Experiment, Featuring Derrick Hodge: Say Yes

Derrick Hodge is a monster bassist. Adept at both electric and upright bass, his style brings together the best elements of jazz, R&B, and gospel. Here’s a clip of Hodge laying it down with the Robert Glasper Experiment during a performance at The Exchange LA in Los Angeles, California. The bassist pours his soul into an extended bass solo that...

Robert Glasper Experiment: NPR Tiny Desk Concert
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Robert Glasper Experiment: NPR Tiny Desk Concert

The NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert series always seems to draw something special out of artists. The setting forces musicians to make a statement with a reduced set and limited instrumentation. Essentially, it shows viewers what a group is really made of, and the Robert Glasper Experiment used to the opportunity to prove they’re the real thing. The core of...

Derrick Hodge Releases Solo Debut, “Live Today”
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Derrick Hodge Releases Solo Debut, “Live Today”

Derrick Hodge is stepping out front with his debut album as a leader, entitled Live Today. The bassist, who has worked with artists ranging from Mulgrew Miller to Jill Scott, is probably best known for his genre melding work with pianist Robert Glasper. It’s this blend of jazz, hip hop, and R&B that shines through on the effort, which offers...