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+Imre, Alexandru

Alexandru (Sanyi) Imre (n. 1924, Targu Mures) este un dirijor, clarinetist si saxofonist din Romania.

A studiat la Academia de muzica din Cluj-Napoca, dupa care a cantat la diferite cluburi din Bucuresti (1940-1950). Intre 1951-1957 a fost prim-clarinetist al Orchestrei simfonice a Cinematografiei, după care a fost dirijor al orchestrei Electrecord. A efectuat turnee in URSS, Germania, Elvetia, Suedia etc.

+Iordache, Mihai

Born in Bucharest, Mihai Iordache began playing saxophone in 1990 under the influence of Charlie Parker, Lee Konitz and Ornette Coleman. His first professional break was playing a solo on a tune recorded by Timpuri Noi. In 1993 he joined Harry Tavitian's Blues Community for a brief period of time. Later that year, prompted by friend and lyricist Florin Dumitrescu he formed a punk rock group called Sarmalele Reci. In 1999 he left the band and started working with pianist Lucian Ban, Vlaicu Golcea's Rebop Factory and Harry Tavitian's Orient Express.

Since 2001 he began writing his own music and released two albums as a leader: Friday - featuring Tom Smith in 2003 and dissipatin' in 2005. He also started using "iordache" as a stage name. He describes his style as "Free funk". Inspired by the DIY aesthetic of artists such as Sun Ra and Eugene Chadbourne he produced a series of homemade records, documenting his live performances. Since 2003 he joined alternative rock band Kumm.

http://www.iordache.ro/

 

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