2020 sees the release of "I’ll Be Home for Christmas", his third album as a leader. The collection of songs features new arrangements of beloved classics, including “White Christmas”, “Silent Night” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”. This builds on the success of Latchin’s 2019 album "The Moon and I" - over 9 million streams so far - which was met with critical acclaim worldwide: “this is a masterpiece that shows the true skill of his composition” - Jazz Japan.
Recognised as a talented composer and arranger, Latchin’s writing is fresh and original, whilst reflecting his serious study of the jazz piano tradition. On "I’ll Be Home for Christmas" Latchin presents well-known songs through the eyes of his musical idols. For example, how might Bill Evans approach a Christmas song? What would Ahmad Jamal do with “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”?
An in-demand sideman, Latchin was personally invited by Christian McBride to perform with himself and Renée Fleming at Wigmore Hall in London. "Gabriel is an excellent musician and one hell of a nice guy" - Christian McBride.