"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, ★★★★. Read more
'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 a Bill Evans.'
- Thoralf Koß - Editor-in-Chief 13/15 . Read more
'British Gabriel Latchin has achieved great success on streaming services with the standard Polka Dots and Moonbeams, which have been streamed on Spotify alone over 3.5 million times. The style is old school in the spirit of Ahmad Jamal and Bill Evans. No one is being captured here. A comfortable and easily edible plate.'
"The brand new release from pianist Gabriel Latchin called The Moon I, just a thing of beauty from start to finish."
- Chris Philips, The Blueprint show, 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. Read more
"The British pianist, who released his debut album 2 years ago and gained a following from fans of the classic trio arrangement, releases his anticipated 2nd album. His new work, featuring a different bassist this time, opens up with a swinging original in which you can feel Tommy Flanagan's influence and sets high expectations for the rest of the album. With pieces such as #2 [Poor Butterfly] with its unconventional change in feel half-way through, #5 [Baubles, Bangles and Beads] with its up-tempo yet precise touch and #7 [Só Danço Samba], where he brings in Jobim's bossa nova as well as Ellington and makes it his own, 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.
‘Drawing on modernists such as Cedar Walton, Bobby Timmons and Bill Evans, the upcoming young neo-traditionalist Latchin fronts his piano trio with cool precision on originals and a varied jazz back-catalogue.’
- Jazzwise Magazine, August 2019
"Conception and execution are faultless throughout and this album should reinforce Mr Latchin’s standing with fans of the mainstream."
'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. Read more
- The Times
"Together, along with the admirable contributions from Gabriel Latchin… they performed one of the best gigs of London's annual jazz festival.”
“with Latchin impeccable in all his solo opportunities, the clarity of his lines evoking something of Hank Jones or Tommy Flanagan.”
- Jazzwise Magazine, August 2018
“Kudos to Gabriel Latchin Trio for this first release. Elegant, tasteful and swinging!”
- Renée Fleming
"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
"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. This debut album features - "It Had to Be You" with a swinging feel, "Stompin' at the Savoy" with a unique left hand arrangement, and "Easy to Love" with a feather like touch. Tracks 1, 4, 6 and 11 are original compositions. He projects his traditional straight ahead style with his concept from his mother country. He reminds me of early Benny Green. I also like the way he bonds with his band members."
- Jazz Japan December 2017, by Hiroki Sugita.