On December 12th 2011 we made our first full recording. The 16 track CD was recorded and produced by Raymer Sound. The name of the CD, Yes, yes yes, is the title of the last track which is a joyful song written by Jabbo Smith.
Here are two reviews of the CD
John Leonard write in the Devon and Cornwall Jazz Diary June 2012
© 2012 David Baker & John Leonard.
Dave Martin formed his Jabbo Five Band in 2010 to introduce Jabbo's music to a wider audience, many of whom had not heard of "Jabbo" Cladys Smith. Not copies but interpretations of Jabbo's 1929 Brunswick recordings are mixed with other popular standards on this CD. David Martin leads his band on cornet with Des Bacon on reeds. John Beecham plays tuba and trombone with Pete Miller on banjo and guitar. Mike Denham on piano completes the line-up. All these musicians carry fine pedigrees, having had experience over past years with well known nationally recognised bands. The CD is well recorded, setting a standard with "Ace of Rhythm" by Jabbo. That standard is maintained throughout the 16 tracks lasting over 70 minutes.I was introduced to Jabbo Smith's trumpet playing during a presentation to the Exeter recorded Jazz Society some time ago. My appetite is now whetted - and I still want more Jabbo!! Great music, well played, and exciting. More please David!
Geoge Hulme writes in Just Jazz June 2012
It is the Rhythm Aces period that excited Dave Martin who put together a five piece group in May 2010 to play some of he tunes recorderd by the group , many of which were Jabbo's own compositions. As the tunes are unfamiliar, this CD is rewarding for the novelty that it generates. However, the fact that Des Bacon and, particularly John Beecham, play two instruments, allows the band's repertoire to stretch to Five. Because of the diversity in the Rhythm Aces material and the further variety provided by the Hot Five tunes, there is a lot of pleasure to be had from this CD. With its fine sound and good playing time this is a CD to be recommended.