Derrick Hodge

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Derrick Hodge
Born (1979-07-05) July 5, 1979 (age 40)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
GenresJazz, hip hop, urban contemporary
Occupation(s)Musician, record producer
InstrumentsBass guitar, double bass
Years active2000–present
LabelsBlue Note

Derrick Hodge (born July 5, 1979) is an American bassist, composer, record producer, and musical director.


Hodge was signed to Blue Note Records after meeting record producer and Blue Note president Don Was in September 2011. On August 6, 2013, his solo album, Live Today, was released with guest appearances by Common ("Live Today"), vocalist Alan Hampton ("Holding Onto You"), Robert Glasper ("Live Today"), Chris Dave, Mark Colenburg, Travis Sayles, Keyon Harrold, and Aaron Parks. He has also worked with Floetry, Osvaldo Golijov, Anthony Hamilton, Gerald Levert, Donnie McClurkin, James Moore, Mos Def, Musiq Soulchild, Q-Tip, Jill Scott, Timbaland, and Kanye West. He has toured and recorded with Clark Terry, Mulgrew Miller, Terell Stafford, and Terence Blanchard.[1]

He appeared on Flow[2] and A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina) (2007), which were nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning one for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. He also appeared on rapper Common's albums Be and Finding Forever, which won a Grammy Award. Hodge was musical director for R&B singer Maxwell from 2009 to 2013, and was featured as bassist on Maxwell's BLACKsummers'night, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as well as winning a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album in 2010. Hodge won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album in 2013 with the Robert Glasper Experiment for Black Radio and in 2014 with Black Radio 2.

Hodge was a contributing composer for the musical score of When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, an HBO documentary produced by Spike Lee, aired in August 2006, as well as choral arranger for the ending credits of Miracle at St. Anna also directed by Lee. He was sole composer of the score for the documentary film Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans[3] directed by Dawn Logsdon, written by Lolis Eric Elie and released in 2008. Other film credits include music composer for The Recruiter directed by Edet Belzberg, The Black Candle directed by M. K. Asante, Jr., as well as scores for director and playwright David E. Talbert. "Infinite Reflections" was commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and arranged for small brass ensemble


As musician
  • Inside Man
  • She Hate Me
  • Yours, Mine, and Ours
  • When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
  • Talk to Me
  • Miracle at St. Anna
  • Cadillac Records
  • Waist Deep
  • Play Your Cards Right
As composer
  • Faubourg Treme: A Story of Black New Orleans
  • Who the !@#% Is Jackson Pollock
  • The Recruiter a.k.a. An American Soldier
  • The Black Candle
  • Land of Opportunity
  • Come Hell or High Water
  • Back to School Mom
  • 180 Days: Hartsville

As sideman[edit]

With Kendrick Scott Oracle


  1. ^ Ouellette, Dan (4 November 2006). "Blanchard goes with the flow". Billboard: 88.
  2. ^ Olson, Paul (6 June 2005). "Terence Blanchard: Flow (2005)". All About Jazz. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Faubourg Treme - The Untold Story of Black New Orleans". Retrieved 2011-07-10.

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