May 23, 2019

Good morning. Today we're listening to Derrick Hodge, bassist and composer from Philadelphia. He’s on Blue Note Records and plays bass in the Robert Glasper Experiment. We’re listening to his solo albums, which demonstrate his proficiency across many genres, especially jazz, funk, and hip-hop. His pieces are beautifully meandering, highly sampleable, and almost entirely vocal-free. Hodge first learned electric bass in elementary school, and then taught himself upright using electric techniques. His album

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