Le Voyage is the fourth album by Paul Motian to be released on the ECM label. It was released in 1979 and features performances by Motian with Jean-François Jenny-Clark and Charles Brackeen.

Le Voyage
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Studio album by
RecordedMarch 1979
GenreAvant-garde jazz, free jazz, contemporary jazz
ProducerManfred Eicher
Paul Motian chronology
Le Voyage


The Allmusic review by Don Snowden awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "Le Voyage is a very reflective, ruminative disc bordering on chamber jazz and marked by that distinctive ECM sound, clean but very distant. It's top-quality music, but look to Dance for more liveliness and ebullience in this phase of Paul Motian's career.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide     [2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings     [3]
Tom HullB+ (  )[4]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Folk Song for Rosie" - 9:53
  2. "Abacus" - 7:16
  3. "Cabala/Drum Music" - 6:09
  4. "Sunflower" - 8:48
  5. "Le Voyage" - 11:12
All compositions by Paul Motian



  1. ^ a b Snowden, D. Allmusic Review accessed June 26, 2011
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 148. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008) The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th edition). Penguin. p. 1048
  4. ^ Hull, Tom (June 2, 2020). "Music Week". Tom Hull – On the Web. Retrieved June 20, 2020.