Wilbert Sostre

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03/28/14    Photos

Photos from the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest

Wilbert Sostre reports on festival that featured Pedrito Martinez, Branford Marsalis, Terri Lyne Carrington, Edmar Castaneda and others

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08/18/13    Albums

CD Review: Peter Appleyard - Sophisticated Ladies

Appleyard came out retirement in 2012 to release two albums; a reissue of a 1974 recording, Peter Appleyard and the Jazz Giants and a new recording, Sophisticated Ladies.

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06/26/13    Concerts

Chucho Valdés in Concert in Puerto Rico: June 22, 2013

Wilbert Sostre shares report and photos from the pianist’s concert at the Centro de Bellas Artes

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06/12/13    Albums

CD Review: Nadia Cancila - E Tarde

Braziliam music is popular all around the world, the music of composers like Jobim, Moraes and Buarque can be heard in countries as far as Japan. But some countries have a special affinity for this kind of music, Italy is one of those countries. There are...

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06/05/13    Albums

CD Review: Maucha Adnet & Helio Alves - Milagre

The sensitivity of Helio Alves piano playing and the sensuality and beauty of Maucha Admet voice is a perfect match for the music on Milagre. This is Alves and Adnet first recording as a duo, even though they have been working together for two decades. This...

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06/03/13    Albums

CD Review: Bobby Matos Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble - Mambo Jazz Dance

In the album Mambo Jazz Dance, Bobby Matos brings together the sounds of Afro Latin Jazz from Cuba, Puerto Rico and Brasil. Some of the music like pianist Theo Saunders originals "Mambo Chris", "Huevos Rancheros", Lalo Schiffrin "Recuerdos", and Lou Perez...

06/03/13    Albums

CD Review: Boricua Jam

One of the problems with taking risks is the uncertainty of the results, this applies to any walk of life, including music creation. Boricua Jam is a project that reunites a group of talented musicians, including bassist Irving Cancel, taking creative risks...

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04/08/13    Concerts

Concert Review: Miguel Zenon’s Rayuela in Puerto Rico

Wilbert Sostre reports on performance from saxophonist and his quartet at Inter American University

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04/06/13    Albums

CD Review: Carol Saboya - Belezas

Belezas, Carol Saboya US solo debut, is a tribute to the music of Ivan Lins and Milton Nascimento, two of the best brazilian composers. Even though Saboya is a young woman, she is not a new face in Brazilian music, this is her tenth album and the third with...

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03/14/13    Albums

CD Review: Jimmy Owens - The Monk Project

When listening to NEA Jazz Master trumpeter Jimmy Owens album The Monk Project, one is under the impression of listening to a classic jazz album from the 50's. This homage to jazz genius Thelonious Monk includes master musicians Kenny Barron on piano, Marcus...

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11/23/12    Community Articles

Mayaguez Jazz Festival 2012

Wilbert Sostre reports from jazz festival in Puerto Rico

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09/22/12    Albums

CD Review: Ithamara Koorax - Got to be Real

The song selection and the effective use of the synthesizer on Ithamara Koorax new release Got to be real gives the album a vintage 70s feel. The first half of the album starting with the slow, sexy, smooth jazz arrangement of this Disco hit "Got to be real...

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08/16/12    Concerts

Carolina International Jazz Festival: Swing & More

Wilbert Sostre reports from jazz festival in Puerto Rico

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06/10/12    Albums

CD Review: Denny Zeitlin - Labyrinth

With an intro that borders the avant-garde ala Cecil Taylor, Denny Zeitlin welcomes the listener to his innovative and gorgeous interpretation of the Wayne Shorter classic, “Footprints”, the first track of his live solo piano album Labyrinth. Zeitlin playing...

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05/05/12    Albums

CD Review: Deborah De Blasi – Ben Et Nat

Playful with sense of humor, and a lot of sensuality, that is the music of Deborah De Blasi. De Blassi style borrows from lots of places, it has a distinct French feel but with a vintage sound. The rhythm and lead guitar on the songs “Cette Fille Est Un...

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05/05/12    Albums

CD Review: Janysett Mc Pherson – Tres Almas

Sweet and melodious, Janysett McPherson is an outstanding chanteuse equally comfortable singing in French, “Belle Ile en Mer”, “Jamais Dormir”, “J’ai vu” or Spanish, “Busca tu fe”, Tres Almas”. McPherson voice captives the listener from the first song “Belle...

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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