Chase away the winter chill with the latest album from the Gabriel Latchin Trio. I’ll Be Home for Christmas is a heart-warming collection of swinging holiday tunes. Expect new arrangements of classic favourites as Latchin delivers his signature straight-ahead style. This truly is a seasonal feast for the jazz fans!
The Gabriel Latchin Trio is now a major highlight on the UK jazz scene, with Latchin’s playing taking inspiration from Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson and Herbie Hancock. His international presence is growing fast with 9 million streams on Spotify over the last year.
This new recording features the long-standing rhythm section of Josh Morrison on drums and Dario Di Lecce on bass. The trio showcased this set on a sell-out show last Christmas at Pizza Express, London. Due to popular demand, they took to the studio to bring us this joyous holiday treat.
"There are some beauties here, including Poor Butterfly, a true evergreen, composed in 1916. Latchin's tender version is one of the best I can remember... A delight from start to finish"
Dave Gelly, The Observer ★★★★
"The brand new release from pianist Gabriel Latchin called The Moon I, just a thing of beauty from start to finish."
Chris Philips, Jazz FM
‘Pianist Gabriel Latchin makes playing jazz sound easy. That’s “easy” as in “enviably relaxed”. At the same time, or perhaps as a consequence, his keyboard demeanour appears sophisticated, elegant and untroubled, and his treatment of tunes notable for their neat packaging and finish.’
Nigel Jarrett, Jazz Journal
'Latchin's unpretentious piano performance embodies the beauty of modern jazz. Not only is his handling of standards through tempo changes pleasing to the ear, this is a masterpiece that shows the true skill of his composition.'
Jazz Japan July 2019, by Hiroki Sugita.
Label: Alys Jazz