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.
David Arivett, music collaborator and friend, died on March 23. This recording, finished in February, was the last one he made for me. 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.
Performing and licensing
Musicians interested in performing my originals can write to me from the Contact page. Lead sheets and ensemble scores & parts are for sale at Store. Additionally, my recordings can be licensed for video, film, TV, theater, 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.