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Ornette Coleman’s recording career began with two excellent dates for the Contemporary label, but it was only on his first date for Atlantic in 1959 that he got to lead his own working quartet, and the results were stunning. Every track on that record, The Shape of Jazz to Come, is a ringer, but the only two that have gained much currency with jazz musicians are “Lonely Woman” and “Peace.” And even these famous tunes are not performed very often, probably because they suggest a style of improvisation that is lyrical but not tonal, free but not completely abstract. In any case, this remains one of Coleman’s strongest melodies, and it adopts well to solo guitar.