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 | La 5e route bleue

The music of THE 5th BLUE ROAD was inspired by Jazz and Middle Eastern music. Drawing on Middle-Eastern, jazz and contemporary music, each of the four cosmopolitan guest-musicians invites the listener to a world of allegory – a clandestine city where diversity dissolves into a single harmony.


The album title’s use of the colour blue is a nod to the Blue Note underlining the vital role of improvisation in this project. The number 5 refers to the 5 artists (composer and improviser/musicians) who have set off on this path lined with surprises, encounters and the unexplored.

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 | Disques SRI

Excerpt from the concert The 5th Blue Road recorded on June 17, 2008 at the Lion d'Or. Composition: Katia Makdissi-Warren. Director: Productions Arborescence.


• Marianne Trudel (piano)  • Ismail Hakki Fencioglu (oud & voix)  • Patrick Graham (percussions)  • Peter Herbert (double basse)

*                                 • Étienne Lépine-Lafrance (contrebasse sur Hatchepsout) • Composed by Katia Makdissi-Warren

• Le Devoir, Vitrine du disque, Yves Bernard.
• Cyberpresse, critique, Alain Brunet.
• Edmonton Journal, Arabic-Jazz Magic, Roger Léveque

Photo credit : Tshi

  • PRIX OPUS 2010 « Disque de l’année JAZZ »

Photo credit : Michel Pinault

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