I’ve always been a huge fan of jazz, especially the traditional stuff, the standards. Back when I first started dabbling with walking lines and songbooks, I tried my hand at many a jazz tune.

“Stella by Starlight” always stood out to me as an especially smooth and groovy tune. It has appeared in many films, including Casino in 1995, but originally in The Uninvited back in 1944. Such standout artists as Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, and even the great Miles Davis himself!

Kudos to Victor Young for authoring a special piece of work.

Tonight I was kicking around on Youtube, and I came across this version of the tune, performed nicely on a 4-string fretless Fender Jazz bass.  This is certainly worth sharing. I have no idea who the performer is, as it is unclear on the page.

But names aren’t always behind inspiration, and this one really caught my attention.  He employs a smooth vibrato and some good arpeggios in here, and really does the song justice. I hope you enjoy it just as much.

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I've always been a huge fan of jazz, especially the traditional stuff, the standards. Back when I first started dabbling with walking lines and songbooks, I tried my hand at many a jazz tune. 'Stella by Starlight' always stood out to me as an especially smooth and groovy tune. It...