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REVIEWS

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I'll Be Home for Christmas (2020)

Downbeat - Frank-John Hadley - USA

"Need a break from the familiar holiday piano jazz from the likes of Vince Guaraldi and Oscar Peterson? If so, turn to Gabriel Latchin’s new album for a blast of fresh, wintry air. Supported by bassist Dario Di Lecce and drummer Josh Morrison, this stalwart on the London jazz scene exhibits a swinging dynamism and a cool, relaxed temperament." READ MORE

The Guardian / Observer - ⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Dave Gelly - UK

"For my money, London-born Gabriel Latchin is the best straight-ahead jazz pianist to appear in the past few years... I'll Be Home for Christmas – the gift that keeps on giving." READ MORE

The Times - ⭐⭐⭐⭐- Chris Pearson - UK

"Just for fun, the British rising star imagines seasonal standards as other jazz pianists might have played them. He fuses Santa Claus is Coming to Town with Blue Monk, and I'll Be Home for Christmas with Bill Evans's Peace Piece, but the swing and sparkle is all his own." READ MORE

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The Moon and I (2019)

The Guardian / Observer - ⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Dave Gelly - UK

"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" READ MORE

Jazz Japan Magazine - Hiroki Sugita - JAPAN

“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."

MusikReviews - Thoralf Koß - GERMANY

 

“A jazzy swinging declaration of love to the moon and his family, British pianist Gabriel Latchin together with his trio presents us the The Moon And I! Modern piano bass drums swing that meets the highest classical standards and convincingly takes on the legacy of Bill Evans.” READ MORE

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Introducing Gabriel Latchin Trio (2017)

London Jazz News - Mike Collins - UK

“This is a striking debut, with Latchin embracing the feel of a classic piano trio with zest. The ensemble performance is full of life, a thoroughly enjoyable listen.” READ MORE

Jazz Japan Magazine - Hiroki Sugita - JAPAN

"This pianist from England belongs to an old-school style which is rare in the recent young generation. Influenced by Oscar Peterson, he has also absorbed American modern jazz...

He reminds me of early Benny Green. I also like the way he bonds with his band members."

AP Reviews - Adrian Pallant - UK

 

“They do it so well, evoking that exciting, first-time experience of the three-faceted acoustic alchemy of, say, Peterson, Bill Evans or George Shearing, and this straight-ahead recording certainly brings heartwarmed cheer…This CD has been spinning for some time… and never loses its sheen, nor its smile.” READ MORE

OTHER PRAISE

"I appreciate musicians that understand that simply being the very best musician you can possibly be is what's most important, while also understanding that those skills mirror your inner self. Gabriel is an excellent musician and one hell of a nice guy." CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE

“Kudos to Gabriel Latchin Trio for this first release. Elegant, tasteful and swinging!” RENÉE FLEMING

“with Latchin impeccable in all his solo opportunities, the clarity of his lines evoking something of Hank Jones or Tommy Flanagan.” PETER VACHER, JAZZWISE

“Together, along with the admirable contributions from Gabriel Latchin… they performed one of the best gigs of London's annual jazz festival.” JOANNE SHURVELL, FORBES

"A completely packed Wigmore Hall saw the final event of Christian McBride’s tenure as Jazz Artist in Residence at the hall, for which his guest was soprano / opera star Renee Fleming. They were due to be joined by Julian Joseph, but he was indisposed, and his place was taken by a classical pianist Bretton Brown and Gabriel Latchin, whose association with with McBride seems to be building into a wonderful story. He was flawless tonight." SEBASTIAN SCOTNEY, London Jazz News