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Monday, August 1, 2011

Lonely Woman Update

 By Stef

On a regular basis, I add the new covers of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman", one of his most beautiful compositions ever, and not to be mistaken by the Horace Silver ballad with the same title.

Here is the full list of all the covers that I identified so far. You can add suggestions.

I will start with three covers that appeared this year and that are worth mentioning.

Joachim Kühn & Archie Shepp - Wo!man (Archieball, 2011) ***

Joachim Kühn and Archie Shepp produce a nice album. Good playing, yet nothing memorable.

Listen and download from eMusic.

Panorama Brass Band - 17 Days (Panorama, 2011) ***

A brass band playing Lonely Woman? Yes, and not bad at all. Gone are of course the foreboding and sad atmosphere, but even in jest, the composition stands.

Listen and download from eMusic.

Tied & Tickled Trio and Billy Hart - La Place Demon (Morr Music, 2011) ***½

Quite unusual music, with electronics and drummer Billy Hart, kind of electronic ambient. Also their take on "Lonely Woman", embedded in some of their own music, is quite good. Highly unusual.

Listen and download from eMusic.

© stef