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  1. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hi all - thanks for the feedback from the youtube sample I posted a while ago. Our new album 'The Infant: A Jazz Suite for Christmas' is now available on CD from www.timboniface.co.uk/shop ...Some genuinely original music for Christmas! Myself - alto and tenor; Phil Merriman - piano; Ed Babar -...
  2. Websites, Books, Magazines, Photos and other Lit.
    SOTW Friends, My website has a collection of originals and scores. Please visit and explore the music. I'm looking for more musicians & ensembles to discover, perform, and record my work. http://www.rogeraldridge.com/ Roger
  3. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    A couple of weeks ago I remembered a samba -- Samba Da Aguia Pescadora -- that I had written in 1992 (actually I had a dream about it!). I looked through my music files and found the tune. Playing it on piano, I found that it still sounded good to my ears but I reharmonized two measures on the...
  4. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    My proposal for a collaboration project has been approved and is now live at TalentHouse. Click on the link for details. In a nutshell, musicians & ensembles listen to my music, find a piece they especially like, submit a recording of it to TalentHouse, people vote on the submissions, and after...
  5. SOTW Member YouTube videos
    I currently have 25 videos that use recordings of my originals with photo sequences. As you'll quickly discover, the music is all over the place stylistically. There's contemporary jazz, touches of new music, blues, funk, tango, samba...and going back to early jazz roots (including rags and...
  6. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    I've finished 24 videos with my original tunes and they are on youtube. Here's a link -- http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3TsbhVdjaAQZVn1spFqbbw/videos The music is all over the place stylistically -- from old sounding fiddle tunes (I think of fiddle music as being early roots in the evolution...
  7. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    SOTW Buddies, I've started to make simple videos of my original tunes and put them on Youtube. Here's the newest one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ChSd7VrZts There's also a video of Blues for Lester. It was my first attempt at a video and it's more primitive. I'll add more videos as...
  8. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    For those of you who play in a big band..... It occurred to me that my mid-size ensemble scores can be played by big bands by simply doubling players on each of the 6 horn parts. In this way, these charts will give a band a fresh and unique sound. Sleepy Creek Samba is a good one to start...
  9. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    The past two months were extremely busy for me between helping my daughter & the kids move to a new house and my wife having long hours with tax work. Somehow, I was able to write 4 new pieces: Donut Music is a full-length work for solo jazz guitar. It's in 9 movements with each having varied...
  10. Composer/Composition
    SOTW Buddies, In case those who are interested in composition missed my postings in the other composition & arranging section of the forum, please use the links in my signature to check out my writing. Currently, Reverbnation has 31 recordings and 1 video of my originals. If you find...
  11. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    I'm working on a series of original pieces for mid-size jazz ensemble. The scores are written for soloist, 5-piece horn section, and rhythm. A flexible approach to instrumentation is used. The soloist can be just about any mid-range instrument. The horn section is configured from a pool of...
  12. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    The third score in a series of pieces for mid-size jazz ensemble is finished. This is an extended piece that goes through a series of moods and settings. Guitar is featured along with a soloist on an unspecified instrument. This music has a great deal of freedom and is dependent upon the...
  13. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    SOTW Buddies, A STORE has been added to my Reverbnation page. It has 21 ringtones of my music. Follow the Reverbnation link in my signature. At my page, press the VISIT STORE button and see the list of ringtones. There are many music styles and moods: from an Appalachian-style waltz, through...
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