Igor Willcox Quartet

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Igor Willcox Quartet

 
Igor Willcox Quartet is formed by Igor Willcox (drums/compositions), Vini Morales (electric piano/synth), Wagner Barbosa (saxophone) and Glecio Nascimento (bass)
featuring elements of jazz, funk, and fusion.
The group – which plays original compositions, exploring all musicality,
spontaneity, and synergy - has achieved great notoriety in the instrumental music scene, standing out and performing in the most important festivals and Jazz clubs around the world such as Bourbon Street, Blue Note, Yardbird Suite, North City Jazz Festival, Santos Jazz Festival, São Paulo Jazz Festival, Play Jazz Festival, Jazz no Hostel, etc.
 
On April of 2019 the group has made his first Canadian tour, performing in the most important jazz clubs in the country, such as the legendary Yardbird Suite (Edmonton), The Jazz Room (Waterloo), Frankie’s Jazz (Vancouver), Bucking Jam Palace (Calgary), The Rex (Toronto). 
Soon afterwards, the group has departed to Europe to perform at the North City Jazz Festival, in Kosovo, one of the most important Jazz Festivals of the Eastern Europe on May 18th.
 
Igor Willcox Quartet released a new album in 2018, the first of the group, called “LIVE!”, which showcases the concert exactly as it is:
 “The first Live album of the Brazilian drummer Igor Willcox quartet, captures the spirit of a strongly welded band performing at a high voltage in the most impassioned and interactive way. It features seven original songs along with three compositions by jazz fusion legends such as Allan Holdsworth, Wayne Shorter, and Lenny White.
Ten tracks of unexpected, creative interactions resulted from the combined strength of four virtuosi musicians, each of them contributing with their inventive skills to a perfect fusion of musicality and rhythm. “Fans of jazz fusion will enjoy a high quality album delivered by a phenomenal band fueled by the natural energy of like minds playing as a singular voice”. (Jazz World Quest).
The album also received an excellent review from All About Jazz, one of the most important jazz sites of the world.
Complete review:  https://www.allaboutjazz.com/live-igor-willcox-self-produced-review-by-mike-jurkovic.php
Download the album: https://igorwillcox.bandcamp.com/album/live
 

About Igor Willcox:
 
Igor Willcox, a descendant of several generations of musicians, was influenced by his father, Paulo César Willcox -maestro, arranger, pianist, and vibraphone and his mother, Sonia Willcox - singer.
Considered one of the most important drummers in Brazil, Igor played and recorded with important artists of the national and international scene such as; Jimmie Bo Horn, Camille Bertault, Cecilia Stalin, Guilherme Arantes, Familia Lima, Sandy & Junior, Izzy Gordon, Daniela Mercury, Rappin Hood, Fernanda Porto, Frejat, Gary Brown among other artists.
In the instrumental scene, he played and recorded with Bocato, Frank Colon (Weather Report), Tony Lakatos, Carlos Tomati, Michel Leme, Marcinho Eiras, Lea Freire, David Richards, Arismar do Espírito Santo, Zerró Santos, Walmir Gil, Jarbas Barbosa, Djalma Lima, Wilson Teixeira, Rubem Farias, Erik Escobar, Decebal Badila, Sandro Haick, Lanny Gordin, Hélio Delmiro, etc.
 
The debut album #1 had an excellent review on the most important and popular jazz music website in the world: the All About Jazz.
 
“ Fans of fusion and jazz-funk, in particular, will appreciate Willcox's hard-driving, relentless style, and with some tasteful contributions from his colleagues, it's an auspicious outing from this versatile drummer and songwriter.”
 
“ There's more than enough evidence here to suggest that Willcox can claim a place at the table among current drummers continuing to draw effective inspiration from the abundant resources of jazz fusion”. Troy Dostert– All About Jazz
  
His album with the trio "New Samba Jazz", released by the Swiss label Altrisuoni Records, had excellent reviews in Europe, Asia, USA, and Brazil, becoming the label’s Best Seller for 4 years.

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