New Tango No. 4: Longing

from by Roger Aldridge

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This piece is part of a series of tango-jazz compositions. Each one explores a particular quality of the tango. Number 4 is about feelings of longing -- the essence of the tango, as I was told by a friend who is deeply into tango dancing.

New Tango No. 4 is an unusual tango in how it is predominatly in 3/4 with measures of 4/4 (and other meters) inserted for shifting time. The music is rich in harmonic color and has a deep level of feeling. While this tango is about longing, the harmonic shift at the end expresses a sense of hope.


from Tangos, released July 28, 2019
Roger Aldridge, composer
Amy Leonard, violin
Jeff Knoettner, keyboards
E. Shawn Qaissaunee, guitar
Peter McCarthy, bass


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Roger Aldridge is primarily a jazz composer. A wide range of styles are found in his music along with a quirky sense of humor and a lyrical expression. The recordings were made by live musicians playing his written music.

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