Roger Aldridge, Composer
Jazz, Tango, Blues, New Music, Roots Music, and more....
Think of my website 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 jazz orchestra, and there are many kinds of music to explore.
Today's Featured Music
This piece is part of a series of tango-jazz compositions. Each one explores a particular quality of the tango. Number 3 is about the power of attraction. Recorded by Amy Leonard, violin; Jeff Knoettner, keyboards; E. Shawn Qaissaunee, guitar; and Peter McCarthy, bass.
Inspired by the tango, New Tango No. 1 is an abstract piece invoking dance movement as well as exploring movement in and out of time in the music. Recorded by Jason Shapiro, alto saxophone; Jeff Knoettner, keyboards; E. Shawn Qaissaunee, guitar; Peter McCarthy, bass; and Skip Rohrich, drums.
To hear more, here is a sample of my music.
Performing and licensing
Musicians interested in performing my originals can write to me from Contact. Recordings and sheet music are available at Store. Additionally, my recordings can be used in video, film, TV, and theater. See Music Licensing for details.
Maryland and West Virginia
Nancy and I divide our time between Olney, Maryland and Morgan County, 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 several of my WV music projects, links to artistic friends, and a video about our farmhouse.