Derrick Hodge’s Advice For Young Musicians

by Calebovich 23 Dec, 2013 has no comments yet!

I happened to come across these wise words from bassist Derrick Hodge while checking out some of the latest albums from 2013. Firstly, I must say that Derrick released an album for Blue Note Records called Live Today in August 2013 which blends a lot of his influences from jazz, gospel, classical, hip-hop, funk, etc. More importantly, I really feel that Derrick Hodge is a great example of a musician who works extremely hard at his craft so that he can be the best that he can be.


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Also check out his album Live Today!

Derrick Hodge Album Cover

Track Listing: The Real; Table Jawn; Message Of Hope; Boro March; Live Today; Dances With Ancestors; Anthem in 7; Still The One; Holding Onto You; Solitude; Rubberband; Gritty Folk; Doxology (I Remember); Night Visions.

Personnel: Derrick Hodge: acoustic, electric bass, fretless bass, keyboards, synths, percussion, table beats, spoons and coffee cups (2); vocals (8); string arrangements (9; 10); Chris Dave: drums, percussion (1, 5, 6, 10, 11), table beats, spoons & coffee cups (2); James Poyser: keyboards (1); Travis Sayles: synths (1), Hammond B3 Organ (13); Jahi Sundance: turn tables (1 ); Keyon Harrold: trumpet (1, 12); Marcus Strickland: tenor saxophone (1), soprano sax (6); Corey King: trombone (1); Robert Glasper: table beats, spoons and coffee cups (2), acoustic piano, choir pad, Fender Rhodes (5); Mark Colenburg: drums, percussion (3, 4, 7, 12); Travis Sayles: keyboards, Hammond B3 organ (3, 7); Keyon Harrold: Bb trumpet, Harmon Mute trumpet, flugelhorns (4, 6); Casey Benjamin: vocoder (8); Alan Hampton: vocals, acoustic guitar (9); The American String Quartet (9, 10): Martha Caplin (violin), Sophia Kessinger (violin), Sarah Adams (viola), Mark Shuman (cello); James Poyser: keyboards (11).

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