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l i v e to day

1 / th e r e a l
Written by D. Hodge
Published by Son Of Knowledge Music (BMI) /
Drum Hedz 713 Music (SESAC) / Jajapo Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Chris Dave – Drums, Percussion
Derrick Hodge – Acoustic and Electric Bass,
Keyboards, Percussion
James Poyser – Additional Keyboards
Travis Sayles – Synthesizers
Jahi Sundance – Turn Tables
Keyon Harrold – Trumpet
Marcus Strickland – Tenor Sax
Corey King – Trombone

2 / tab l e JaW n
Written by D. Hodge, R. Glasper, C. Dave
Published by Son Of Knowledge Music (BMI) /
I Am A Jazzy Guy (SESAC) / Drum Hedz 713 Music (SESAC)
Derrick Hodge – Electric Bass
Chris Dave, Robert Glasper and Derrick Hodge – Table Beats,
Spoons and Coffee Cups

3 / me ssag e o f ho p e 6 / da nces W ith a ncestor s


Written by D. Hodge Written by D. Hodge
Published by Son Of Knowledge Music (BMI) Published by Son Of Knowledge Music (BMI)
Mark Colenburg – Drums, Percussion Chris Dave – Drums
Derrick Hodge – Electric Bass, Lead Bass Distortion, Synthesizers Derrick Hodge – Acoustic and Electric Bass, Bass Effects,
Travis Sayles – Keyboards, Hammond B3 Organ Synthesizers
Aaron Parks – Acoustic Piano, Fender Rhodes
Travis Sayles – Hammond B3 Organ
4 / bo ro m a rc h Keyon Harrold – Bb Trumpet, Harmon Mute Trumpet
Written by D. Hodge Marcus Strickland – Soprano Sax
Published by Son Of Knowledge Music (BMI) / Mac Burg Music
(ASCAP) / Keykat Publishing Company (ASCAP)
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Mark Colenburg – Drums, Percussion, Snare Drums, Quads Written by D. Hodge
Derrick Hodge – Fretless Bass, Keyboards Published by Son Of Knowledge Music (BMI)
Keyon Harrold – Bb Trumpet, Harmon Mute Trumpet, Flugelhorns
Mark Colenburg – Drums
Derrick Hodge – Electric Bass, Electric Piano, Synth Bass
5 / l iv e to day feat. common Travis Sayles – Hammond B3 Organ
Written by D. Hodge, L. Lynn
Published by Son Of Knowledge Music (BMI) / I Am A Jazzy Guy
(SESAC) / Drum Headz 713 Music (SESAC) 8 / still th e one
Written by D. Hodge
Common – Vocals Published by Son Of Knowledge Music (BMI)
Chris Dave – Drums
Derrick Hodge – Electric Bass, Synthesizers Derrick Hodge – Vocals and all other instruments
Robert Glasper – Acoustic Piano, Choir Pad, Fender Rhodes Casey Benjamin – Vocoder
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feat. alan hampton Written by D. Hodge
Written by D. Hodge Published by Son Of Knowledge Music (BMI) / Drum Hedz 713 Music
Published by Son Of Knowledge Music (BMI) / Shampton Music (BMI) (SESAC) / Jajapo Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Derrick Hodge – Acoustic Bass, String Arrangements Chris Dave – Drums, Percussion
Alan Hampton – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Derrick Hodge – Electric Bass, Percussion
The American String Quartet – String Section James Poyser – Keyboards
Martha Caplin – Violin
Sophia Kessinger – Violin
Sarah Adams – Viola 12 / gr itty fol k
Mark Shuman – Cello Written by D. Hodge
Published by Son Of Knowledge Music (BMI) / Mac Burg Music (ASCAP) /
Keykat Publishing Company (ASCAP)
10 / so litud e Mark Colenburg – Drums
Written by D. Hodge
Published by Son Of Knowledge Music (BMI) Derrick Hodge – Electric Bass, Bass Harmonics, Keyboards
Keyon Harrold – All Trumpets
Chris Dave – Drums, Percussion
Derrick Hodge – Fretless Bass, String Arrangements
Aaron Parks – Acoustic Piano 13 / doxology (i re m e m be r)
The American String Quartet – String Section Written by T. Ken
Martha Caplin – Violin Public Domain
Sophia Kessinger – Violin Arranged by D. Hodge
Sarah Adams – Viola
Mark Shuman – Cello Derrick Hodge – Acoustic and Electric Bass
Travis Sayles – Hammond B3 Organ

14 / nigh t v i si on s
Written by D. Hodge
Published by Son Of Knowledge Music (BMI)
Derrick Hodge – All Instruments
God, I am thankful for you and your blessings. Thanks for every person and experience that you’ve brought into my
life. Help me give to this world only what is honest from me.

To the artists on this record, Travis Sayles, Aaron Parks, Robert Glasper, Common, Alan Hampton, Chris Dave, James
Poyser, Mark Colenburg, Keyon Harrold, Casey Benjamin, Marcus Strickland, Corey King, Jahi Sundance, I respect
all of you beyond words! THANK YOU for inspiring me and sharing in this vision with me. To my Mother, thank you
for every sacrifice, struggle, and dream you’ve ever had for me. This is because of you. To my wife, Christian,
you continue to rock with me fearlessly. Thank you for choosing me. Forever will I love and protect you. To my
entire family, there are too many of you to name but know that y’all are THE BEST! I love you and owe you my
best. Grandma Birtha and Grandma Margaret, you are my rock. Thanks to my father, Jackie Hodge (RIP), for the
life lessons and passing down his fighter’s spirit. To my manager, Vincent Bennett, your work ethic and good will
towards others is what sets you apart. You’re a real BLESSING. Let’s keep building bro! To Terence Blanchard, thanks
for all the music and life lessons. You continue to inspire. Much respect. Thanks to the great Mulgrew Miller, Terell
Stafford, Bootsie Barnes, my bro Rob G and the Experiment (C Dave, C Benjamin, M Colenburg), Osvaldo Golijov,
Stefon Harris, Maxwell, Jill Scott, QTip, Mos Def, and Common, for allowing me to share the stage with you. I’ve
learned a TON! James Poyser, Herbie Hancock, Bilal, Gretchen Parlato, Spike Lee, Howard Drossin, Billy Childs,
Peter Golub, Sundance Academy, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, my FAM Thaddaeus Tribbett, Adam Blackstone,
Wayne Moore, Kevin Arthur, Jethaniel Nixon, Dre & Vidal, Junius Bervine, Tony Moore, Tye Tribbett, Micah Jones,
Dwayne Wright, Jamie Williams, George Burton, Kendrick Scott, James Scott, Ambrose Akinmusire, David Talbert,
Michelle Williams, Lateef Johnson-Kinsey, Everett Feliciano, Gary Diggs, Dana Sorey, Otis Brown, Karriem Riggins,
Lil’ John Roberts, Brian Frasier Moore, Teddy Campbell, Rodney Green, Spanky McCurdy, Steve McKie, Lil Darryl &
Bootie, Fabian Almazan, Ben Williams, Earl Travis, Kenneth Whalum, Hod David, Kenneth Rodgers, Shedrick Mitchell,
Shaine Wilson, Isaac Phillips, Omar Edwards, Jamar Jones, Cory Henry, Kris Bowers, Stokley, Rev James Moore,
Lady Phillips, William Alex Guidry, Jeffrey Lesser, Joseph Biancosino, Mr. Finelli, my Willingboro Fam, Philly Fam, and
Camden Fam, Temple University, Bethany Baptist Church, Alan Williams, Kevin Walker, Dane Clarke. To Bishop David
Evans and Tre Gardener, your words always push me forward, sincere thanks. To many of you who looked out for me
when I had very little, and chose to have faith in me, I remember you. Thank you.

Special Thank You to Don Was, you’ve stood by your word in every way. I am honored to be part of the Blue Note
Family. Thanks to everyone at Blue Note, Shanieka Brooks, Hank Forsyth, Cem Kurosman, Gordon Jee, everyone at
Universal, Capitol Records, Bob Donnelly, Dan Coleman & the Modern Works team, Paul Bezilla, Chris Galliano, Robin
Burgess, Jon Smeltz and Chris Athens (thanks for the great sound), Jill Newman, Meghan Stabile, Angelika Beener,
James Newton Howard, Harry Gregson Williams, Ben Schachter, Jef Lee Johnson (RIP), Victor Wooten, Christian
McBride, John Patitucci, John Clayton, Vince Fay, Mike Boone, Ron Carter, Marcus Miller, Reggie Parker, Edgar Meyer,
Joel Ruffin Sr., Tim Cloonan, David Gage and Family, MONO cases, and the crew at Aguilar Amplification. To all of the
Artists that came before me, thank you for paving the way for us.
Produced by Derrick Hodge
Executive Producer Vincent Bennett
Associate Producer Chris Galliano
Recorded by Andy Taub at Brooklyn Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Additional Tracking by Steve McKie at Pine Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Mixed by Jon Smeltz at Jon Smetlz Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Mastered by Chris Athens at Chris Athens Mastering, Austin, TX

A&R Don Was


A&R Administration Steve Cook
Marketing Shanieka D. Brooks
Publicist Cem Kurosman
Legal Representation Bob Donnelly
Artist Management Vincent Bennett, Second Son Productions

Creative Director Gordon H Jee


Art Director and Design Stephanie Darden, Prismatic
Photographer Chris Baldwin
Stylist Dixie Toledo
Thanks to Bon Vivant Café

Derrick Hodge plays Callowhill Basses and


uses Aguilar Amplification and Electronics
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