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Ornette's Lonely Woman- your favorite version

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Beside Ornette's & MJQ versions there must be quite a few other artists who recorded that masterpiece of a song.

What versions do you own? What are your favorites?

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John Zorn, Naked City

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Marzette Watts (tenor) featuring vocalist Patty Waters on a truly lyrical version of the song, from the Marzette Watts Ensemble Savoy LP, produced by Bill Dixon in 1969. It's absolutely heartbreaking.

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My favourite version is the Ornette/Izenson/Haden/Blackwell quartet version from 1968 in Rome.

Really enjoy the Naked City cover as well.

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The only one I have is Bill Leslie's.

My favourite version is by Chris Connor, from the album "Free spirits". Words, if I recall correctly, by Margot Guryan.

MG

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Helen Merill.

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First track on this disc:

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Not my favorite, but a good one!

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Haden/Motian/Allen - Etudes

Soul Note Records 1987

Edited by Jim Dye

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Old and New Dreams (ECM) -- not necessarily my favorite, but a very nice reflective version

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Is this the track from Shape of jazz to come?? If it is, I had no idea of any other version. I know there is another tune of the same name. By Horace Silver?? Anyways, I love Ornette's Lonley Women!

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Is this the track from Shape of jazz to come?? If it is, I had no idea of any other version. I know there is another tune of the same name. By Horace Silver?? Anyways, I love Ornette's Lonley Women!

Yes, this is the track from "Shape of jazz to come". Not the same tune as the Horace Silver tune from "Song for my father".

MG

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I remember a gritty surfy power trio version by 'The Dennison Kimball' group and some nice cello action from Chicago's '8 Bold Souls' (and I see you can go and grab that @ emusic).

Still dig Zorn's bestest.

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Beside original version on "The Shape Of Jazz To Come", the one from this album is one of the best IMO.

It is a trio with John Lindberg on bass and Thurman Barker on drums.

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Also Lester Bowie has a hilarious rendition on this album.

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I also second the Naked City one. That whole album is a classic Zorn, cover and all.

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I really enjoy Peter Brotzmann's solo version from 1984 .

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I was just checking out Song For My Father on cdnow. I have the lp so, I never heard the extra takes. I think the trio version of Que Pasa is way better than the take used on the album.

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I was just checking out Song For My Father on cdnow. I have the lp so, I never heard the extra takes. I think the trio version of Que Pasa is way better than the take used on the album.

How is that related to his thread?

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We were talking about Horace Silver's Lonley Women from Song for my Father.

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We were talking about Horace Silver's Lonley Women from Song for my Father.

No.

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Is this the track from Shape of jazz to come?? If it is, I had no idea of any other version. I know there is another tune of the same name. By Horace Silver?? Anyways, I love Ornette's Lonley Women!

Yes, this is the track from "Shape of jazz to come". Not the same tune as the Horace Silver tune from "Song for my father".

MG

What the fuck is this? dont fuck with me

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The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble does some nice things with it.

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Is this the track from Shape of jazz to come?? If it is, I had no idea of any other version. I know there is another tune of the same name. By Horace Silver?? Anyways, I love Ornette's Lonley Women!

Yes, this is the track from "Shape of jazz to come". Not the same tune as the Horace Silver tune from "Song for my father".

MG

What the fuck is this? dont fuck with me

Ornette, dude. Chill.

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Haden/Motian/Allen - Etudes

Soul Note Records 1987

indeed, and an early 60's denny zeitlin effort, with haden.

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I know that's an old thread, but here's another great version of that song. That whole album is highly recommended, recorded by what seems like "spur of the moment" band, including the late great Billy Bang.

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