Fans of Derrick Hodge rejoice. The Robert Glasper disciple is back at it with The Second, his aptly named sophomore album to be released August 26th on Blue Note Records. For this atypical project, Hodge is stepping out of his comfort zone. The bassist has elected to play not only bass but also every other instrument on the record (aside from a select few guest appearances). “I wanted to create something that exposed myself artistically, with a heartbeat for the people,” says Hodge. “My hope is for this sound to uplift people, help them get through whatever, and show that I’m all in for creating music for the rest of my life and career.” Check out the title track from the LP below the jump.
Sébastien Hélary co-founded Nextbop in 2009 with the objective of introducing modern jazz music to a younger generation of fans. Aside from music, his other main obsession is food, particularly ramen and other Japanese delicacies.