Huddersfield Jazz Guitar Society

Newsletter No. 10 June 2012
Hi Jazz Guitar Fans,

Once again our last meeting proved to be a very successful club night, during which more members than ever were provided with an opportunity to play to their peers. Consequently, both non-players and players interacted in a meaningful way, which appeared to give great pleasure to all concerned. The music was certainly of a very high standard although Robin Thomas was a pains to support the less accomplished performer; a group in which he modestly included himself, yet judging by his well conceived programme he has much to offer. As a society we shouldn’t forget the inexperienced, less able and downright “terrified” performer and Robin’s point was both well made and well received. Thanks you Robin, we agree and indeed it has always been part and parcel of what HJGS should stand for. Robin’s performance, which featured Satin Doll (in G! a la Barney Kessel’s Poll Winners recording) and Making Whoopee was, as previously mentioned was one of many and occurred precisely half-way through the night. Tom Prior got things going in great form (he seems to fit the opening slot brilliantly with his spirited playing) in a duo with ‘fusion’ maestro Martin Chung playing a blues in Bb and Gershwin’s Lady Be Good. Martin has promised to bring his new 7 string down to the next meeting. They were followed by another duo: Dave Van Gelderen and Chris Brown. It is clear that they have played together frequently as they have developed the ability to mind read one another’s moves! Triste, All the Thing You Are and Weaver of Dreams were all beautifully played. Chris with a rather delicate, subdued, approach whilst Dave was more punchy and up front, getting a quintessentially jazz tone from his 70s Guild CE100 (Capri). Indeed it was nice to see and hear the contrast between Dave’s 70s Guild with Tom’s 60s model, I am a big fan of Guild jazz boxes. The Jazz Dawgs, nominally fronted by Adrian Ingram, were next up. Well known for their intricate arrangements and harmony parts (twin guitars but more George Barnes/Karl Kress than Wishbone Ash or Lynard Skynard!) It was refreshing to hear polished, rehearsed, arrangements, as opposed to blowing sessions, and Pete Wraith’s vocals and anachronistic, yet expert percussive strumming style were a joy! Robin then brought proceedings back to reality with a plug for the less accomplished, followed by some extremely accomplished playing. We all know how difficult it is to play solo jazz guitar. On account of his own ability perhaps he meant ‘less confident’ rather than ‘less accomplished’!


Chris and Dave got up again for a grooving version of Kenny Burrel’s Midnite Blue. HJGS host Ian Wroe performed Jobim’s Wave with Martin Chung and the evening was brought to a close by the Jazz Dawgs with a storming version of Ellington/Strayhorn/Tozol’s Caravan. If you require postings in the For Sale or Gigs sections send your emails to If enough are received on a regular basis then separate emails will be sent out.
We are getting short of new raffle items. If you have any unwanted cd’s, LP’s, strings, Johnny Smiths etc, we will happily accept them (perhaps not the Johnny Smith, it won’t fit in my raffle box).

Membership Our members get about a bit so we have decided to introduce a new section and here it is: Member’s News Our fame is spreading. We have a new member from Shropshire; Mike Wilson has joined us as a full member. Although he admits he won’t be able join us on a regular basis he has a stepson who lives in Huddersfield so he will try and time his visits. By the way he says his son John Muff is an accomplished pianist and looking for other muso’s. He can be contacted on 01484 313966. HJGS welcomes Darren Dutson-Bromley to the committee. He is bubbling with enthusiasm and has already forwarded some great ideas. One of which is to re-instate the set piece, for a collective play, during each club night. This will now be one set piece bi-monthly. On its issue a short presentation will be provided by Darren, Adrian or any other experienced jazz guitar teacher with an affinity/understanding/love of the particular piece. Volunteers for this introductory examination/analysis are welcome and should make themselves known to the committee, practicing guitar teachers would, of course, be very suitable. Just a short exposition re chord sequence, tonal centres, geography (AABA etc) other sequences with similarities, recommended recordings etc. YOUR requests/recommendations for tunes are most welcome. Another area of interest and expertise for Darren is the direction of guitar groups so HJGS will be trying to coerce him into establishing two guitar groups; advanced/intermediate and beginners, with the eventual aim of the occasional HJGS guitar orchestra gig!!


And, on the subject of occasional gigs, we are all systems go for a Head of Steam HJGS Showcase at the end of the year, probably early December. So get your thinking caps on. We need soloists, duos, trios what have you. HJGS member Phil Kamp en has offered to provide the double bass duties should anyone need him. A quiet drummer (is that an oxymoron!) on brushes only will be permitted if need must, but that’s up to the players involved.
The following deals have been negotiated for members on production of a membership card: Bulldog Pickups (Huddersfield) 15% off all pickups and repairs/rewinds. ElectroMusic (Doncaster) Variable discount depending on the item(s) purchased. GTR (Huddersfield) discount on strings and accessories. 10%

The Music Room (Cleckheaton) Variable discount depending on the item(s) purchased. Vinyl Tap (Huddersfield) Records, CDs and DVDs Matt Ryan 10% off guitar repairs/setups Customised Equipment Covers On Demand

Frailers Variable discount depending on the item(s) purchased.
We are actively pursuing other supplier/retailers and will let you know as soon as we confirm them. Remember also that we welcome your suggestions re the future direction of H.J.G.S. Please get in touch.

The committee for this year, ending August 2012 comprises: Martin Chung Adrian Ingram Darren Dutson-Bromley


Ian Wroe

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Tuesday 29th 8:30pm Creative Spaces at The Slug And Lettuce, 651 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6QZ The Jim Bannister Quartet Jim Bannister - Guitar Tom Sykes - Violin/Keyboards Gary Taylor - Bass Guitar Chris Leyland - Drums Modern jazz/original compositions £3 on the door


Debut NWJS appearance for this tenor and soprano saxman who specialises in intonation. During a musical career that has spanned four decades, Stuart, who founded fusion band Chameleon, has worked with great jazzers including Tommy Smith, Andy Sheppard and Barbara Thompson, plus Sting, The Drifters, and Robson and Jerome! Hear him tonight with the jazz guitars of TREFOR OWEN and ANDY HULME, and DAVE TURNER ( double bass).

Commencing at 8.30pm Admission £6.50, Concessions £5.50, NWJS members £5, Children £3 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<0>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Tuesday Jazz at the Bakers Vaults, Market Place, Stockport
Tel 07944 743680 May 29th Paul Hartley Quartet featuring Andrew Stamatakis-Brown (piano)

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featuring multi-award winning saxman RUSSELL VAN DEN BERG


First-class keyboards led band FREDDIE GARNER: Prominent member of the North West jazz scene. Appeared with Peter King, John Barnes, Phil Lee and Gilad Atzmon, etc. RUSSELL VAN DEN BERG: Inflenced by Stan Getz, Charlie Parker and Zoot Sims “Has impressed everyone who has heard him”: Jazz UK Line-up completed by BRIAN JACKSON (d bass) and PHIL BENNETT (drums) Commencing 8.30pm approx Admission £6.50, Concessions £5.50, Students’ Union Members & Schoolchildren £3

For further information on the above tel. 01745 812260, or visit
Organized by the North Wales Jazz Society: Follow us on Facebook and Twitter NWJS Registered Charity No.508519 President: Martin Taylor MBE

Thursday 31st - Lord Cumbermere, Audlem - Adrian Ingram’s Jazz Dawgs: 9:00pm <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<0>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<0>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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June 12th Paul Hartley Quartet featuring Harold Salisbury (alto sax) June 26th Paul Hartley Quartet featuring Jim Collins (alto sax) July 10th Paul Hartley Quartet featuring Andzrej Baranek (piano)

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Creative Spaces at The Slug And Lettuce, 651 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6QZ The Alyss Rose McBirney Trio Alyss Rose McBirney - Vocals Gary Taylor - Guitar Andy Brown - Bass Vocal jazz standards £3 on the door Thanks, Gary Taylor

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(We are 1 of only 4 jazz guitar societies in England)

Here are a few links:

The first Tuesday of the month at The Head of Steam : Huddersfield Railway Station 2012 5th Jun: 3rd Jul: 7th Aug: 4th Sept: 2nd Oct:


6th Nov: 4th Dec:

Of Interest
Found anything on the web or heard of something which may interest our members, then this is the place for it. Oxfam in Huddersfield have a number of jazz guitar albums and back copies of Guitar magazine. Joe Finn’s Jazz Guitar Almanac ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Please let me know as soon as items are sold to remove them from the list. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Tanglewood Semi Acoustic [335 style] -- All Black with no marks/plus unused shoulder bag included. Nearest Match : This guitar has a great two Humbucker Type Sound and set up to a playable standard and can be demonstrated at any of the next jazz guitar society meets upon request Preferred Sale Price: £175 - Cash Only LP VGC Stereo 11 Superb Tracks[£10]Email: JOHNNY SMITH (guitar) with Hank Jones, George Duvivier, and Don Lamond.


Side One: Memories of You, Manha de Carnaval, Here's That Rainy Day, Yesterday, Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most. Side Two: The Shadow of Your Smile, Michelle, My Favourite Things, Golden Earrings, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, The Girl from Ipanema. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Roland VS 880 Digital Work Station £80 Marshall Vibra trem effects pedal £30 All in first class condition. email: (please note underscore after robin) These can be borrowed by Guitar Society members prior to buying. I can bring goods along to a meeting of the society. Robin Thomas --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------60’s Gibson Johnny Smith pickup (neck mounted) : £55.00 Kent Armstrong (pickguard mountable) JS style jazz pickup : £35.00 DiMarzio DP195 - PAF Classic™ Bridge : £30.00 Contact Ian Wroe ( ) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Speakers all tested and in working order. All 8 ohms Emminence (Fender) 75 watt 12” lightning bolt as fitted to Fender Ltd Ed valve amps as new £35 Emminence 10” (Kappa) Heavy duty, top of the line, 150watt, similar to Electro-voice. As new and a steal at £50. A great upgrade for any 10” based amp! Jenson 30 watt 10” new £35 Jenson 30 watt 10” s/h £15 Jenson 30 watt 12” from Ltd Ed Blues Junior, as new, heavy duty £25 2 x Celestion gtr specials 12” 1970s fantastic condition £50 pair - SOLD Pickups Rowe De Armond 1960s soundhole pickup with volume control, near mint and in perfect working order. Used by 60s icons McLaughlin, John Martyn, Lennon, Gabor Szabo et al. Classic, rare and very sought after. These pickups change hands for £400£500! Therefore a bargain at £200 or consider interesting trades.
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Eastman "export prototype"? has no model/serial number. Carved spruce top & Maple with Maccassar Ebony bridge, finger plate and tailpiece. Floating Pup & vol control. Fiberglass pro case. Ex Cond £1100 ono. Enquiries welcome, poss p/ex guitars/amp what have you?
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Peavey “Ecoustic” model 112 (USA). Instrument and Mic inputs, plus Jack and XLRs.

Excellent condition 1x12” acoustic or electro-acoustic amp suitable for jazz guitar. PRICE REDUCED TO £175 Call Nick on 01706 810324



A faithful recreation of a rare original vintage Selmer guitar as played by and a favorite of John Jorgenson. "I took it with me to Samois...and it held its own in many a jam session, with a lead tone audible over as many as 8 rhythm guitars all playing at once!"
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Select solid spruce top with a beautiful birds-eye maple back and sides Body is bound in solid ebony with maple/walnut/maple purfling on top and back Bound maple neck with a 21-fret fingerboard of genuine ebony, marked with pearl position dots Genuine bone nut with traditional "zero" fret Dovetail neck/body joint Body size- 14-fret neck joint - Scale length 26 5/8” - Nut width 1 3/4” - Body length 18 1/2” - Lower bout 16” - Upper bout 11 1/4” Horizontal cutaway Characteristic "Oval" soundhole, surrounded with a delicate multi-ply rosette Unique and rare solid peghead design Moustache bridge with, a compensated, movable center Nickel-plated, open geared tuning machines with a 14:1 ratio Adjustable truss rod Trapeze tailpiece Shop adjusted Click image to read reviews

This guitar was set up by the luthier at HobGoblin in Leeds. A new mahogany bridge was made to increase intonation of sound at higher resonances. The guitar has a mike fitted along with a tail piece jack pin. This would enable a higher quality amplification system to be fitted if required.

The guitar is basically unmarked and comes complete with fitted hard case . This is a beautiful instrument and plays withe a lovely action and a very loud mellow tone. I'm selling simply and sadly because I am elderly and arthritus makes playing this guitar difficult. I am now having to play my manouche on my Peerless Renaissance.. These guitars come up for sale rarely and this is a beauty.
Both guitar and case are AS NEW and have never left my house in the 4 years I've owned them Cheers Rod (Scarborough) 07980913390 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------De` Armond `RED` Jazz Guitar pickup . Early 60`s but very little used . Perfect working order . £190 Tel Brian Lewis on 07776 184111 , 01565 653003 or --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Edwards “ES-335” (ESP) (Quality Jap, solid timbers, tone-pro tailpiece, Bulldog cool PAFs. Sunburst nr mint with hard case. £800 ono. Info Hayden Minett (Bulldog pickups) Roland GR33 gtr synth and pickup £200 ono. Info Hayden Minett (Bulldog pickups) Rivera model R55 1x12 valve amp £600 ono Info Hayden Minett (Bulldog pickups) Tweed Blues Jnr 15 watt £450 as new boxed Info Hayden Minett (Bulldog pickups) SOLD ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sadowsky Jimmy Bruno sunburst. As new with “case candy” gtr mint, case has a few scuff marks. Officially only available in USA. £2650 ovno. SOLD
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Huddersfield Jazz Guitar Society
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