This week Gilles is joined by US jazz bassist Derrick Hodge.
Originally from Philadelphia, Hodge is a bassist, singer/songwriter and producer, who has worked on stage and in the studio with hip hop royalty, including luminaries such as Common, Q Tip, Kanye West and Timbaland to name a few, but he first rose to fame as a performer in his own right, playing alongside Robert Glasper in The Experiment, fusing jazz with hip hop, to great critical acclaim.
Gilles and Derrick discuss the forthcoming debut solo album, 'Live Today', which is forthcoming on the legendary Blue Note Recordings label and features notable contributors such as Common, Robert Glasper and drummer Chris Dave. They talk about the motivations behind the project, and geek out about their favourite bassists!
Jeffrey Lewis - Wwprd [Rough Trade]
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