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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.

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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

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Location

Bucharest

Willing to teach

Beginners

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Albums

Garden Beast
Garden Beast
Fiver House Records
2013
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One Life Left
Fiver House Records
2012
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Dissipatin'
A&A Records
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