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ORNETTE COLEMAN The Shape of Jazz to Come

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"Lonely Woman" is a jazz composition by Ornette Coleman. Coleman's recording of it was the opening track on his 1959 Atlantic Records album The Shape of Jazz to Come. Alongside Coleman's alto saxophone, the recording featured Don Cherry on cornet, Charlie Haden on double bass and Billy Higgins on drums. In an interview with Jacques Derrida, Coleman spoke of the origin of the composition: "Before becoming known as a musician, when I worked in a big department store, one day, during my lunch break, I came across a gallery where someone had painted a very rich white woman who had absolutely everything that you could desire in life, and she had the most solitary expression in the world. I had never been confronted with such solitude, and when I got back home, I wrote a piece that I called 'Lonely Woman.' " Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come Recorded and released in 1959 Tracklist: 00:00 Lonely Woman 05:01 Eventually 09:24 Peace 18:25 Focus on Sanity 25:18 Congeniality 32:07 Chronology Personnel: Ornette Coleman - alto saxophone Don Cherry - cornet Charlie Haden - bass Billy Higgins - drums Music "Focus On Sanity" by Ornette Coleman
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