My name is Iordache and I am a jazz funk saxophone player.
I started my own band Iordache ten years ago, as I was writing my first tunes. Since then, I have released three albums: Friday – featuring Tom Smith (2003), Dissipatin’ (2005) and One Life Left (2012). The latter was released by my own record label, Fiver House Records, with some help from friends at L’Atelier Café in Cluj, some generous donors and, for the main part, my own savings. The production costs for 500 CD’s and 100 vinyl LP’s haven’t been recouped as yet.
One Life Left was well received, in Romania and on Jazz websites abroad:
“Firstly, the great revelation: Mihai Iordache’s band, featuring splendid arrangements and a wonderful drive. For me, they represent hope, as I haven’t been to Bucharest since many years ago, and I hope they will keep the current line-up, which is extremely good. The first part of this concert served as an ideal prelude for the second – Iordache absorbed disparate elements from the post-modern jazz aesthetic and coagulated them into a musical statement that is both coherent and convincing” - Virgil Mihaiu, on the Radio Romania Muzical website.
“(One Life Left) manages to easily surpass the classic jazz zone and I recommend it as one the most impressive album releases in our country for 2012.” – Zoltan Varga
“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.” – Jazz Music Archives
„Very cool tune. Burns and swings, catchy and uplifting. Bonus points for Pac-Man inspiration. Recommended.” – All About Jazz about the opening track Triangle.
Today, I’m asking for your support to record and produce a new album, called Garden Beast. It’s my first album where the tunes are linked by a common thread. I have been living in a house with a garden for the last twenty years and I could observe nature changing, from day to day and from season to season, according to its own rhythm. This often makes me consider our responsibility towards the environment.
Your contributions will go towards
Anyone who wishes to support this project will be rewarded, of course. The differences between these rewards – which range from a simple digital album to a private concert – only exist because I hope there will be some people who will wish to donate more, and so I will be able to finish the album quicker. But I appreciate any donation equally, most of all because I have been also supporting a few projects, and I couldn’t always pay as much as I would have wanted to.
Thanks a lot and I hope you will enjoy the album!
All the best,
One fine body…