Stella By Starlight (Victor Young)
Thursday Night Jazz at Sense 99, Hong Kong
Simon Yu – Electric Guitar
Fish – Drums
Az Samad – Electric Guitar
Thursday, Dec 15 2016
Thanks to Yin for the video!
This is an excerpt of “Stella By Starlight” with me on Teriver Cheung’s electric guitar jamming with Simon Yu, my classmate from 2006 or so when we were both in Berklee taking Mick Goodrick’s Advanced Guitar Lab.
Was on a Hong Kong+Macau tour – was so great to land in Hong Kong and get to catch Teriver, Simon and Fish play a really cool set of moody, modern jazz sounds and then get to jam with Simon afterwards. Wish I got more video of this particular jam but my phone ran out of space.
Hope to do an entire show with Simon next time, that would be really fun – he’s such an AMAZING musician! Thanks Fish for the awesome playing and Teriver for letting me use your super nice guitar.
Special thanks to Ray Wang and Yin Tim of MusicinMusic.com for bringing us to this amazing gig.
Loved it – was one of my best birthdays ever. 🙂
For anyone curious, here are some things I used on my guitar part + solo:
1) Quoting the melody
3) Half step movement of inside voicings to get outside sounds
4) Voicings with 4ths and 2nds
5) Modal voicings
6) Displacing the melody rhythmically
7) Rhythmic soloing i.e. building the solo off a single note
If anyone would like to learn more about any of these concepts, please leave a comment below & I’ll try to cover it in a future blog post! 🙂