Learn How

Help improve All About Jazz

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. For $20, we'll hide those pesky Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

Iordache

Iordache was born in 1967 in Bucharest, Romania, and began playing saxophone in 1990. His first influences were Charlie Parker, Lee Konitz and Ornette Coleman.

In the early 90's he played with Harry Tavitian's Blues Community.

Between '96 and '99 he played with pianist Lucian Ban's Jazz Unit, then with bassist Vlaicu Golcea's Rebop Factory. In '99 he was asked to play alto with Orient Express, a 9-piece band led by pianist Harry Tavitian and recorded the album “Axis Mundi”.

After discovering Sun Ra and reading his biography by John Szwed, he started a band called “Outer Space Seven”, a septet dedicated to Sun Ra's music. After two concerts, it had turned into “Outer Space Five”, for obvious reasons.

Read more
The three horns, and sometimes flute, combine with the electronic guitars and keyboards to create instrumental textures that work perfectly with the music they play. Drawing upon elements of cool jazz, nu jazz, exotica and lounge funk, Iordache’s tone colors can sound like Herbie’s “Speak Like a Child”, Jagga Jazzist, Snarky Puppy, Henry Mancini, Gil Evans or Dolphy's “Hot Cool and Latin”. “One Life Left” is new cool jazz for the 21st, with lots of odd quirky eccentricities to boot.

Some album highlights include “Peace” with its classic mid-90s trip-hop down tempo beat and lush vibratoed chords on the electric piano, and “Suriname” which opens with smooth horn orchestrations backing an exotic synth melody that recalls the old Don Ellis experimental big band

Read more

Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Location

Bucharest

Willing to teach

Beginners

51 Photos

Discography

Videos

Similar

Pat Metheny Pat Metheny
guitar
Kenny Garrett Kenny Garrett
sax, alto
Ornette Coleman Ornette Coleman
sax, alto
Chris Potter Chris Potter
reeds
James Carter James Carter
sax, tenor
David Binney David Binney
saxophone
Paul Bley Paul Bley
piano
Fred Anderson Fred Anderson
saxophone
Greg Osby Greg Osby
saxophone
David Sanborn David Sanborn
saxophone
Tim Berne Tim Berne
saxophone
Steve Lacy Steve Lacy
sax, soprano
Support our sponsor

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Premium Profiles

Mike Vaccaro Mike Vaccaro
reeds
Carol Albert Carol Albert
piano
Leigh Pilzer Leigh Pilzer
sax, baritone
Kayle Brecher Kayle Brecher
vocalist
Mike DiRubbo Mike DiRubbo
sax, alto
Quinsin Nachoff Quinsin Nachoff
saxophone
Synia Carroll Synia Carroll
vocalist
Tony Adamo Tony Adamo
vocalist
William Mentz William Mentz
vocalist
Ken Field Ken Field
sax, alto
Jen de Ness Jen de Ness
vocalist

New Service For Musicians!

Boost your visibility at All About Jazz and drive traffic to your website with Premium Musician Profile.