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
"Pi, Why?" is an unconventional blues that uses Pi (3.1415926....) as a sequence of melodic intervals. Do not let that scare you away -- the music swings. The structure of this 18-bar tune is based on 3-bar phrases and there is shifting time in places. Recorded by Amy Leonard, violin; Jason Shapiro, tenor saxophone; E. Shawn Qaissaunee, guitar; Peter McCarthy, bass; and Skip Rohrich, drums.
Performing and licensing my music
Musicians interested in performing my originals can write to me from Contact. Lead sheets and ensemble scores & parts are for sale at Store. Additionally, my recordings 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 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 West Virginia music projects, links to artistic friends, and a video about our farmhouse.