Fred Hughes Trio: I'll Be Home for Christmas
"Pianist Fred Hughes likes to tilt familiar tunes in the light, this way and that, in search of new melodic and rhythmic facets. The process pays off handsomely" (The Washington Post). He possesses "the technical ability, the deftness of touch, and full control of the instrument in the manner laid down by such keyboard giants as Art Tatum, Errol Garner and Oscar Peterson" (All About Jazz). In the Trio's 2015 release, I'll Be Home for Christmas, "Hughes plays each classic with a deep understanding of the jazz tradition and the right touch of elegance... One of the many highlights includes the stunning piano work on 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town'... It swings, it relaxes, and it is always done with a lot of style and taste" (All About Jazz).
"Technique, talent and taste" (JazzTimes)