Roger Aldridge, Composer
Jazz, Tango, Blues, New Music, Roots Music, and more....
Many styles, influences, and moods are expressed in my originals. Listen to this music with a spirit of adventure and discover the pieces that speak to you.
Today's Featured Music
Toads! Words that come to mind about this piece are strange, edgy, and fun. In just over a minute the music moves seamlessly through four different styles. I think of it as invoking images of mutant creatures wreaking havoc on a small town in a 1950's monster movie. Recorded by Amy Leonard, violin; Jason Shapiro, tenor saxophone; E. Shawn Qaissaunee, guitar; Peter McCarthy, bass; and Skip Rohrich, drums. Note: The recording is a tune demo, not a full-length performance.
Welcome to my site
Think of my site as a performance center where people from many countries can listen to this music. A variety of groups are performing, from solo guitar to a large wind ensemble, and there are different kinds of music to explore. If this is your first visit, start with A Sample Of My Music as an introduction to my work.
Performing and licensing my music
Musicians and ensembles interested in performing my originals can write to me from Contact. Lead sheets and scores are available on the Store page. Additionally, the music can be licensed for video, film, TV, and other uses. See Music Licensing for details.
Maryland and West Virginia
Nancy and I divide our time between Olney, Maryland and Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. This area, with the Appalachian Mountains and Chesapeake Bay, is a deep source of inspiration for my music. The Morgan County page has a sample of my WV-inspired projects, links to some of our creative friends in the Berkeley Springs area, and a video about our farmhouse.
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