Category: Videos

Stella By Starlight

Stella By Starlight played by Banda de la Casa rehearsal in December 2015. We are learning this amazing tune and Hinemoa is creating some real magic on vocals here. Stella by Starlight is a jazz standard written by Victor Young and featured in The Uninvited, a 1944 film released by Paramount Pictures. Originally played in the film as an instrumental theme song without lyrics, it was turned over to Ned Washington, who wrote the lyrics for it in 1946. The title had to be incorporated into the lyrics, which resulted in its unusual placement: the phrase appears about three quarters of the way through the song, rather than at the beginning or the …

Joni Mitchell’s A Case Of You

I think this is simply the best love song ever written – Joni Mitchell is a genius! This is a simple instrumental edition with a looper. I couldn’t possibly sing this song, so I’m attempting to “sing” it on the guitar.

Herbie Hancock’s Cantaloupe Island

Here is a quick rendition of Herbie Hancock’s Cantaloupe Island on my nylon strung Godin ACS-SA Slim. The guitar is plugged into an Apogee One and recorded on Garage Band. There is no EQ or compression on the Godin track, the only effect is a touch of reverb. The backing track is from the amazing Jamey Aebersold.