Born: May 9, 1970 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Asle Roe is a Norwegian guitarist and composer currently residing in Houston, TX. After more than 20 years of guitar playing, he has grown to appreciate many different styles of music. Among his favorites are the many styles of jazz, rock, blues and country. Asle has incorporated certain elements of all those styles in his playing.
His compositions have elements of Norwegian/European and American jazz traditions and they are mostly instrumental music.
In the spring of 2001, Asle recorded nine songs to form the record he named Trans Atlantic Jazz. Contemporary, relaxing and groovy jazz music. Most of the instruments on the record is played by Asle with the exception of a few where the Norwegian keyboard player Harald Galaaen played piano/synth.
Even though Asle favors the sound and feel of archtop guitars nowadays, he is a fluent rock & blues guitarist. Growing up in the 80s, he listened to hairy players like Steve Lukather, EVH, Steve Vai, Steve Farris and such... Approaching the 90s, his interest changed and more jazzy guitarists caught his attention. Some of the most influential were John Scofield, Scott Henderson, Wayne Krantz, George Benson and Pat Martino.