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Igor Willcox Quartet: Live at The Jazz Room (Canada)

Read "Live at The Jazz Room (Canada)" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

With his second live release in as many years, Brazilian drummer Igor Willcox continues to display--with equal parts potent suppleness and sheer fusion momentum--the high energy level at the core of his game. Add to that Newton's Third Law--that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction--and you've got a really clear read on what Live at the Jazz Room (Canada) is all about. The quartet—saxophonist Wagner Barbosa, keyboardist/pianist Vini Morales and bassist Glecio Nascimento—ignite the ...

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Igor Willcox Quartet: Live!

Read "Live!" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Live! is an unrelenting coup of a performance, an in-your-face and out-of your-seat statement, and one hell of a very hot disc -non-stop Euro fusion and jazz funk. Brazilian drummer Igor Willcox opens the gate and leads his indefatigable quartet of virtusosi -relentless bassist Glecio Nascimento, Jan Hammer influenced keyboardist Vini Morales, and free-blowing Clayton Sousa on sax -through a high-octane celebration of living and joyful playing. One can immediately see and hear that Willcox doesn't mince words ...

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Igor Willcox: # 1

Read "# 1" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Brazilian drummer Igor Willcox offers a little something for everyone on this nine-track debut album. 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. Willcox clearly enjoys working with keyboardists, as all nine cuts feature keyboards of some kind; although tenor saxophonist Clayton Sousa is also a crucial presence on most of the tracks, the ...


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