Fiver House Records - Iordache


Iordache - alto & baritone saxophones, melodica, voice
Daniel Torres - tenor saxophone
Vlad Simon - trumpet,voice
Dan Alex Mitrofan - guitar
Adi Stoenescu - NORD organ
Tavi Scurtu - drums

Iordache - dandelions, leaves, nut twigs, percussion

Iordache - alto & tenor saxophones
Alex Harding - baritone saxophone
Sebastian Burneci - trumpet
Florian Radu - trombone
Toma Dimitriu - piano
Michael Acker - electric bass
Tavi Scurtu - drums
Ghassan Bouz - percussion

Iordache - alto saxophone
Sebastian Burneci - trumpet
Florian Radu - trombone
Toni Kühn - keyboards
Dan Alex Mitrofan - guitar
Uţu Pascu - electric bass
Tavi Scurtu - drums
Special Guest:
Sanem Kalfa - Vocals

Iordache - alto, tenor & baritone saxophones
Petrică Ionuţescu - trumpet
Lucian Nagy - tenor & soprano saxophones
Toni Kühn - keyboards
Dan Alex Mitrofan - guitar
Uţu Pascu - double bass
Tavi Scurtu - drums

In Romania, saxophonist Mihai Iordache needs no introduction. His career began at the end of the ‘80s and, since then, his signature sound infused many releases and live collaborations.

Iordache describes his music as free jazz-funk, where compositions and improvisations are governed by the rules of chance. The sound is mostly loud, raw, and dangerous but sometimes there are peaceful moments. The band doesn’t use drum machines or laptops. Iordache's aim is to create new music, not to accommodate pop tastes and sensibilities.

The eponymous group was founded in 2003, by saxophonist Iordache and has played more than 100 shows in Romania and abroad. Iordache was invited to play in most Romanian clubs and festivals, notably at Stufstock, Jazz and More, Green Hours International Jazz Fest and Gărâna Jazz Fest, and in a few other countries, including Hungary (with guitarist Eichinger Tibor as a guest), Belgium (with Eugene Chadbourne), Luxembourg and Israel.

The band has recorded six studio albums: Friday - featuring trombone virtuoso Tom Smith (2003), Dissipatin'(2005), One Life Left (2012), Garden Beast (2014), Two Hours in June - featuring baritone saxophone legend Alex Harding (2016), Organic Natural - played exclusively on dandelions, leaves and percussion (2017) and one live album - Suita Titan (2018).

Iordache's music has been played on Radio România Actualităţi, Radio România Cultural (Romanian state radios) and WBGO Jazz 88.3 in New York.

ABOUT SUITA TITAN With such deep roots and historical references in the communist regime of the 70s and the 80s, the album could easily be referenced as a product of nostalgic imagination. But Iordache does not follow this train of thought. Their music interrupts the socialist discourse to tell us something important about the universe of childhood and adolescence: that happiness couldn’t be crushed under the urban reconstruction process. (ywannish @ aLive Reports - Read more)

ABOUT TWO HOURS IN JUNE Album d’urgence qui sonne comme un live de club, sans concession laissant la part belle aux solistes (...) (Michel Antonelli @ Jazz Hot n°678, hiver 2016-2017 - Read more)

ABOUT GARDEN BEAST Une musique alerte, joviale, pleine d’humour, soutenue par une section de cuivres parfaitement en place. Un jazz grand public de qualité qui ravira aussi les puristes aux idées plus larges. (Michel Antonelli @ Jazz Hot n°678, hiver 2016-2017 - Read more)

ABOUT ONE LIFE LEFT “Very cool tune. Burns and swings, catchy and uplifting. Bonus points for Pac-Man inspiration. Recommended. (Editor's comment on "Triangle" at All About Jazz - Read more)


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