Roger Aldridge, Composer
Jazz, Tango, Blues, New Music, Roots Music, and More
Think of my website as a virtual performance center where people from many countries can listen to this music. A variety of groups are performing, from solo guitar to a large jazz orchestra, and there are many kinds of music to explore.
Sleepy Creek Samba (inspired by Sleepy Creek Mountain in Morgan County, West Virginia) is a bright and happy piece for mid-size jazz ensemble. It is dedicated to the Morgan Arts Council. Recorded by David Arivett, score demo. The instrumentation used in the demo is violin, woodwind quintet (with alto flute), piano, guitar, bass, and drums.
New Tango No. 7 is part of a series of tango-jazz compositions. Each one explores a particular quality of the tango. Number 7 is a fast tango with a joyful and passionate spirit. Recorded by David Arivett, piano.
Out And About (Blogs)
Out And About is a new page on my website. It has a series of blogs that describe experiences I have had with qigong, acupuncture, and other kinds of energy work. In doing these practices I found them to have higher-level connections with music.