Derrick Hodge is really a celebrated composer and bassist who’s equally adept on both electric powered and upright musical instruments. While he’s most widely known as an associate from the Robert Glasper Test, he’s an accomplished program musician who spent some time working thoroughly across jazz, cinematic, and R&B styles. Hodge was created in Philadelphia and initial began playing guitar before switching to electrical bass while still in primary school. He performed in his school’s concert music group and orchestra. He was launched to the contrabass in junior high, but experienced no formal training around the device when he undertook it. He trained himself the device through the use of his electrical techniques and modified them by viewing another string players within the orchestra. During senior high school, Hodge performed within the orchestra and spent his free time working on the countless different varieties of music which were bubbling up around Philadelphia, from R&B and hip-hop to gospel and jazz. In this important period, he counted Wayne Poyser and Jethaniel Nixon as main influences. Hodge went to Temple University’s Esther Boyer University of Music. He not merely studied jazz structure and performance, but additionally took personal lessons on both upright and electrical basses from Vince Fay. He was an associate from the Temple University or college Jazz Music group and Small Outfit under Terell Stafford, but additionally the Temple University or college Symphony Orchestra and SONGS Chamber Orchestra. Beyond school, he examined with Christian McBride on the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Summertime Academy. While still in college, Hodge began documenting using a slew of Philly R&B and hip-hop skill, including Jill Scott, Musiq (Soulchild), and Floetry. He became a member of pianist Mulgrew Miller’s live and documenting group in 2003. In 2005 he was the highlighted bassist on Common’s strike documenting Be. Exactly the same season he started his compositions. Period spent understudying with Terence Blanchard was essential because furthermore to playing and composing, Hodge began monitoring film structure. He added cues to Blanchard’s rating for Spike Lee’s film Once the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Serves, in addition to tunes towards the trumpeter/composer’s AN ACCOUNT of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina) in 2006. That season Hodge also performed on Stefon Harris’ celebrated African Tarantella recording. In 2007, Hodge added music, bass, and creation to Common’s Getting Forever (he also performed on two of the rapper’s following albums). Additional R&B and hip-hop performers him out aswell, including Timbaland, Mos Def, Q-Tip, Kanye Western, and Gerald Levert. The bassist made up the rating to Dawn Logsdon and Lolis Eric Elie’s documentary Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Tale of Dark New Orleans in 2008. That same yr, Hodge became a member of the Robert Glasper Test out Chris Dave and Casey Benjamin, and made up the rating for the Edet Belzberg film The Recruiter. The RGE produced their documented debut on this year’s 2009 album Two times Booked, and Hodge was bandleader and musical movie director on Maxwell’s BLACKsummers’night, and performed on Blanchard’s Options, and Gretchen Parlato’s Within a Wish. In 2011, Hodge was active documenting and touring using the RGE. Afterwards in the entire year they slice the monumental jazz-R&B-pop crossover strike Black Radio, that was released in Feb of 2012; they toured for the others of calendar year and into 2013. Also in 2012, M.K. Asante’s documentary The Dark Candle, having a score with the bassist, produced its debut in the Starz cable network. Hodge agreed upon to Blue Take note Records and begun to record his single debut during tour breaks. In early 2013, Dark Radio gained the Grammy for Greatest R&B Recording. Hodge’s self-produced record Live Today found its way to August, with looks by all users from the RGE, in addition to Common, Poyser, Aaron Parks, among others, the documenting strike the jazz graphs and resonated lengthy after. Though still occupied touring with Glasper, Hodge slice another single album. Serving mainly because composer, multi-instrumentalist, and maker, he completed Second in early 2016. Hodge performed almost all tools and do his personal vocals. Drummer Tag Colenburg made an appearance on three songs, as well as the horn portion of trumpeter Keyon Harrold, trombonist Corey Ruler, and tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland made an appearance on another. Second premiered by the end of August, three weeks prior to the Robert Glaser Test released its third studio room album, Artscience.
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