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Derrick Hodge’s “The Second” Set for Aug. 26 Release

The Grammy-winner’s sophomore effort for Blue Note

Derrick Hodge, backstage at Newport Jazz Festival 2013

The Second, bassist-composer Derrick Hodge’s sophomore album for Blue Note Records, which will be released on Aug. 26, features the two-time Grammy-winner playing all instruments and contributing vocals on all but four of the album’s 12 tracks. Drummer Mark Colenburg is featured on three tracks and trumpeter Keyon Harrold, trombonist Corey King and tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland make up the horn section on another.

“I wanted to create something that exposed myself artistically, with a heartbeat, for the people,” Hodge said in a press release. “My hope is for this sound to uplift people, help them get through whatever, and show them that I’m all in for creating music for the rest of my life and career.”

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