DERRICK HODGE ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES; REVIVALIST PREMIERES NEW TRACK
June 12 2013
Bassist and composer Derrick Hodge has announced a tour to kick off August 6 in New York City, the day that his extraordinary debut recording Live Today will be released by Blue Note Records. The tour will also bring Hodge to Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Revivalist has also premiered the first official track from the album, “Message of Hope.” Live Today is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
Hodge is perhaps best known as the anchor of the genre-bending, GRAMMY award-winning band Robert Glasper Experiment, but he has also spent time in the cutting-edge jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard’s group, and is currently the music director for the R&B star Maxwell. Live Today weaves together a distinctive musical vision from 14 stylistically diverse originals either written or co-written by Hodge that traverse modern jazz, hip-hop, R&B, gospel, and acoustic folk. The album features guest appearances from rapper Common, singer-guitarist Alan Hampton, as well as RGE members Robert Glasper, vocoderist Casey Benjamin, and drummers Mark Colenburg and Chris Dave, in addition to keyboardists James Poyser and Aaron Parks, saxophonist Marcus Strickland, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, and the American String Quartet, among others.
DERRICK HODGE – TOUR DATES:
Aug. 6 – Cutting Room – New York, NY
Aug. 7 – Casbah – Durham, NC
Aug. 8 – Liv – Washington DC
Aug. 11 – San Jose Fest – San Jose, CA
Aug. 13 – Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA
Aug. 14 – New Parish – Oakland, CA
Aug. 15 – Viper Room – Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 17 – Spread Love @ National Black Arts Festival – Atlanta, GA
Sept. 6 – Regatta Bar – Boston, MA