Maybe someone else has already posted this......
That sounds like the play-list of a show called 'Rise' that I fell asleep to sunday nights on kpfk in LA for 13 years - very heavy on the sun-ra. It also happened to be the tastes of the director of a non-profit venue I ran door or sound for here in Bellingham, WA so we would get which ever modern local equivalents were to be found. Also some throat-singing troupes from NE Asia.
Neither did I. Gender has nothing to do with it. I get what Coleman does and I get free jazz as well, I just cannot listen to it unless I am trying to make all the guests at my house leave quickly but I usually put on death metal for those circumstances.
Lonely Woman is normally classified as free jazz, not bop. It's not really focused or tight enough to be bop.
Well, the head of the tune is clearly composed and it's very memorable and melodic (it's in fact, a beloved tune covered over and over by tons of musicians) and it's more a transitional work than real free jazz. I would say it's closer in many ways to that post-bop movement that someone called "in & out" (Andrew Hill, Eric Dolphy, early Sam Rivers) than what is usually considered free jazz.