Yuri Villar
Yuri Villar
saxophonist, flautist

Yuri Villar

guest musician
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Languages
English
Portuguese
main genres
Funk
Pop
Soul
Commercial
Jazz
Brazilian
instruments
Saxophone (Tenor)
Saxophone (Soprano)
Saxophone (Alto)
Flute (Alto)
vocal range
saxophonist, flautist

Yuri Villar

guest musician
Yuri is a versatile saxophonist, flautist, arranger and music producer with over 20 years professional experience. Based in Brazil, he’s a top-tier pro, talented improviser and humble family guy.

With a degree in Saxophone, Yuri Villar has played for 7 years with "Itiberê Orquestra Famila" (led by the bassist of Hermeto pascoal). He was the founder of several groups of Brazilian instrumental music such as "Bondesom", "Relógio de Dalí" and "Grupo Água Viva" and both spotted and arranged music for award-winning films, TV stations like Globo, Cultura and companies like Nokia and others.Yuri is extremely versatile, and likes to play all types of music despite being more comfortable with all types of Jazz and World music. He manages to work with various material formats, but prefers to work with scores (transposed to Bb or Eb if they are for Saxophone). He can also improvise on the track (In the case of more complex songs, it is good to provide the chords of the song).

next session(s)
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Jan 31 (SOLD OUT), Feb 24
instruments
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5 Violins I, 5 Violins II, 5 Violas, 4 Celli, 3 Contrabasses (includes C extension)

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next session(s)
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Jan 30 (SOLD OUT), Feb 23
instruments
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WOODWINDS

1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Bb Clarinet, 1 Bassoon

BRASS

2 Bb Trumpets, 1 Tenor Trombone, 1 Bass Trombone, 2 French Horns

STRINGS

1 Harp, 5 Violins I, 4 Violins II, 4 Violas, 4 Violoncellos, 1 Contrabass (includes C extension)

PERCUSSION (1 PERCUSSIONIST)

Timpani, Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbal, Triangle, Tambourine, Woodblock

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next session
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APRIL 28
DAW
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Audio Interface
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Focusrite (Scarlett)
preamp
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Golden Age (Vintage Pre 73 MK III)
mics
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BumbleBee RM6 Ribbon
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instruments
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Saxophone (Tenor)
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Saxophone (Soprano)
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Saxophone (Alto)
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Flute (Alto)
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Good sax player and nice person.
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Marco Werba
Music Creator
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Musiversal has sustainably changed the way I make music for the rest of my life. I can access instruments that I would have never dared to utilize otherwise, out of fear that I wouldn't even know how to arrange them in my songs! The atmosphere in the sessions is super nice, I am not scared at all to admit that I am learning and to communicate open questions or difficulties. Everyone is really friendly, offering ideas to work with. I am particularly thrilled by the chance to work with a saxophonist! This is the first time that I can get to know the instrument and train my ears to the specific sounds and creative options. AMAZING! This really is a unique chance to learn and grow - and simply make better music!! Thanks so much!! I stay super excited to see what you are coming up with next. :)
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Rebekka Blank
Songwriter
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Yuri did a great job. The session went very well. And I received the files very shortly after the session was completed. Looking forward to working with Yuri again.
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Andrew Kadin
Songwriter, Producer & Keyboardist
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Great Job by Yuri! Did exactly as I requested and some great improvising.
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Toby Mak
Music Creator
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Yuri is great musician and friend. I wish him the best 👌
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Yazan Al-Hajari
Music Creator
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Great work by both Yuri and Marta.
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Edouard Ratiarson
Music Creator
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This was my first session with Yuri and it went really well! He was fun to work with and very accommodating, given my inexperience making charts for horn arrangements, which I really appreciated. Also, he somehow managed to play a part that I was worried might be physically impossible - really amazing!!!
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Jed Davis
Music Creator
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"Yuri Villar is a nice person and a good musician. Marco Werba"
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Marco Werba
Music Creator
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Yuri rocks!
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Michael Gray
Music Creator
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The remote session was very smooth. And Yuri was very friendly and did an incredible job.
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Edouard Ratiarson
Music Creator
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Nice to meet and work with Yuri. Very happy with the results.
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Rolando Gori
Composer & Producer
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Yuri did fantastic work!!! So talented performing the music and audio engineering all during the session. Super professional and efficient. Also personable and easy to work with.
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Christopher Ozminski
Music Creator
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Yuri did a great job and is a wonderful Sax player!
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Michael Eitelberg
Music Creator
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Wonderful options in the many takes. Thank you Yuri! I just mixed it and the results are perfect.
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Geoffrey Raines
Studio Musician & Songwriter
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Yuri is awesome
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Vincent Panigazzi
Music Creator
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I had two great sessions this morning with Yuri and Itaiguara. They both made everything easy and fun as always! Also as usual, I ended up with great tracks. Thank you so much!
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Jed Davis
Music Creator
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Yuri was quick, friendly and played the parts perfectly, with great rhythm and a lot of emotion.
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Toon Habraken Habraken
Composer
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Yuri always does a great job...
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Nicolaas tenBroek
Film Score Composer
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Yuri was great to work and sent all takes as promised. Sounds great!
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Michael Gray
Music Creator
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Yuri Villar is a kind genius, rockstar - we did flutes and got that overwhelmed good feeling that makes me wanna cry hearing the dumb midi translated into this gorgeousness!! TY
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Danika Fields
Creative Artist & Producer
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Yuri is amazing and always delivers quality files of a quality performance!
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Michael Gray
Music Creator
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Yuri is fantastic! He's played soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone as well as flute on a number of my tracks and has always delivered excellent results. He's great to work with, responds to feedback very quickly and effectively and is always keen to squeeze every minute out of a session in order to do his very best.
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Michael Eastwood
Music Creator
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Yuri played brilliantly and the files were well recorded and organised
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Tom Carrell
Music Creator
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Yuri is amazing
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Michael Gray
Music Creator
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Yuri rocks!
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Michael Gray
Music Creator
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Yuri Rocks and provides quality files. He takes the time to grasp the song idea and run with it
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Michael Gray
Music Creator
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Yuri is such great musician and very kind man, he was able to play and improvise a complex things, i'm looking forward for the next session.
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Yazan Al-Hajari
Music Creator
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Yuri is a great sax player!
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Michael Eitelberg
Music Creator
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Yuri is an amazing player, and a great performer
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Felipe Carbonell Azpilcueta
Guitarist
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Everything was great, Yuri handled some pretty tough reading rather well. Though it took me a while to convince him to do an 8 beat countoff when the tempo was really fast. He kept doing 4 for some reason, and trying to hit record and get the instrument in his mouth in only a couple seconds.
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George Shaw
Music Creator
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Yuri did a beautiful sax solo... on a challenging tune (an arrangement... the original was Michael Brecker), beside the final product which is just fantastic, it has been a very enjoyable session, Yuri has a contagious smile and passion for music, I had a great time, hope the same for him and looking forward for the next ( I need to write more horn / sax based music !). Thank you Yuri !
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Paolo Montrone
Songwriter & Musician
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Great Yuri is fantastic soprano sax & flute!!! TY!!
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Danika Fields
Creative Artist & Producer
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Yuri is awesome. Smashed through the parts in no time and the tone and musicallity was stunning.
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Ben Kelly
Singer-Songwriter
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The sessions today with Yuri and Nate were both fantastic. It is a pleasure every time to work with the Musiversal folks and I virtually always really, really happy with what comes out of the sessions. The ability to communicate with everyone and have that get translated into recorded tracks is wonderful, saves me time, and helps me fulfil the vision I have for my tracks.
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Jon Martin
Music Creator
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Yuri rocks!
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Michael Gray
Music Creator
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Yuri is a great musician he actually cares to get your music done and he puts a lots of attention and effort
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Yazan Al-Hajari
Music Creator
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