Wilbert Sostre

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12/04/11    Albums

CD Review: Sylvia Bennett - Sonrie

Italian born, raised in America. Sylvia Bennett worked with jazz legend Lionel Hampton and recorded two albums with him. The first one Sentimental Journey was nominated for a Grammy in 1987. Bennett is sings with conviction in english, spanish and french...

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12/04/11    Albums

CD Review: Mike Cottone - Just Remember

As a jazz journalist every once in while you stumble upon a nice surprise, a young musician that let's you know that jazz is alive and well. Rochester born, now living in New York City, trumpet player Mike Cottone is one of this year pleasant surprises...

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12/04/11    Albums

CD Review: Luis Disla - The Prophecy

How can you go wrong with musicians like Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuna, Steve Gadd and special guests Nestor Torres and Tito Puente Jr. These are just a few of the amazing talent saxophonist was able to reunite for his album The Prophecy. The result is a...

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12/04/11    Albums

CD Review: Joe Blessett - Chillin out in Dark Places

Joe Blessett Chillin out in dark places is a collection of all originals compostions all created mixing music and sounds from Joe "private library of music". Blessett composed, produced, recorded all the music on this release. The result is a sound that...

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12/04/11    Albums

CD Review: Carol Morgan - Blue Glass Music

I discovered Carol Morgan when I reviewed her album Opening and I've been a fan ever since. Carol Morgan is one of those unique musicians with the ability to express diverse emotions in a single note. The intro of "I Love You" is a perfect example of her...

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11/27/11    Albums

CD Review: Larry Vuckovich - Something Special

Something Special is the perfect title for Larry Vuckovich new release. This is jazz played as it should be played, with conviction and ellegance. In Something Special Vuckovich surrounded himself with a group of excellent musicians, Paul Keller on bass...

11/24/11    Concerts

Mayaguez Jazz Festival: Local Talent Reigns

Report from jazz festival in Puerto Rico

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11/20/11    Albums

CD Review: Ninety Miles

Three young music virtuosos join forces in the Ninety Miles Project, one of the best albums of 2011. Grammy nominated vibraphonist Stefon Harris, New Orleans native, and also Grammy nominated trumpetist Christian Scott and Grammy winner saoxophone master...

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11/20/11    Albums

CD review: Dino Massa Quartet - Anime Diverse

I recently discovered the music of this Italian jazz musician and I am already a fan. On Dino Massa music one might find a diversity of styles ranging from bebop, modern jazz, latin music and european classical music. A cascade of notes comes out of Massa...

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11/20/11    Albums

CD Review: Jason Kao Hwang - Crossroads Unseen

Crossroads Unseen is the fourth album by Jason Kao Hwang with Jazz Quartet Edge. This quartet, founded in 2005, includes Jason Kao Hwang on violin and viola, Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet and flugelhorn, Andrew Drury on drums, and Ken Filiano on bass. The whole...

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11/20/11    Albums

CD Review: Yoko Miwa - Live at Sculler's Jazz Club

Yoko Miwa is a Kobe, Japan native, recently nominated for Best Jazz Act in the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll 2011 who also studied at the Koyo Conservatory in Kobe and Berklee College of Music. Live at Scullers Jazz Club is Miwa fifth release, recorded...

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11/05/11    Albums

CD Review: Jason Kao Hwang/Spontaneous River - Symphony of Souls

Jason Kao Hwang Spontaneous River, based in New York City is an Orchestra of 37 string improvisers plus a drum set. Symphony of Souls a composition divided in eleven movements,is a spontaneous flow of notated passages and conducted improvisations. The first...

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11/05/11    Albums

CD Review: Alexis Parsons

Born in Chicago, raised in New York City, singer Alexis Parsons self titled album is a collection of romantic jazz ballads. Parsons warm and welcoming tone engages the listener with heartfelt renditions of songs like "The Winter of my Discontent", "Hello...

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11/05/11    Albums

CD Review: TRP (The Reese Project) - Evening in Vermont

The Reese Project ninth album, Evening in Vermont, recorded live contains challenging music and outstanding compositions played with a sixth sense for timing and rhythm. Tom Reese flute and Laurie Haines Reese cello, electric cello gives the music an old...

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11/05/11    Albums

CD Review: Stranahan, Zaleski, Rosato - Anticipation

Listening to the tight sounds and impeccable collective improvisations of Stranahan, Zaleski, and Rosato it is hard to believe this trio first played together in 2010. Colin Stranahan is an innovative drummer with astonishing rhythm intuition. His tempo...

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10/30/11    Albums

CD Review: Ron Jackson - Flubby Dubby and Burning gums

There are few things better than listening to a live jazz band and guitar player Rom Jackson just released two excellent live albums. Flubby Dubby recoeded live with his organ trio. The organ along the electric guitar gives this album a distinct fusion sound...

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About Wilbert Sostre

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Freelance Jazz writer and musician with music courses at the University of Puerto Rico and the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico. Professional/voting member of the Jazz Journalist Association.

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Reviews and articles also published at All About Jazz, ejazznews.com and Jazz Inside Magazine

Wilbert Sostre joined the JazzTimes community on Mar 31, 2010