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Sonny Simmons - Manhattan Egos

  • Performer: Sonny Simmons
  • Title: Manhattan Egos
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Country: US
  • Record source: CD, Album, Reissue
  • Released: 2000
  • Style: Free Jazz
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • Cat#: CD 483, 483
  • MP3 album: 2493 mb
  • FLAC album: 1013 mb
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 179
Sonny Simmons - Manhattan Egos


2Coltrane In Paradise
3The Prober
4Manhattan Egos
5Seven Dances Of Salome
Congas [Congo Drums] – Voodoo Bembe
6Beings Of Light
7Purple Rays
8The Beauty Of Ibis
9Divine Magnet
Composed By – Michael White


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
ST 8003Sonny Simmons Manhattan Egos ‎(LP, Album)Arhoolie RecordsST 8003US1969
AR 19019Sonny Simmons Manhattan Egos ‎(LP, Album)Arhoolie RecordsAR 19019France1974
CD 483, 483Sonny Simmons Manhattan Egos ‎(CD, Album, RE)Arhoolie Records, Arhoolie RecordsCD 483, 483US2000
ISP-88024Sonny Simmons Manhattan Egos ‎(LP, Album)StatesideISP-88024JapanUnknown


  • Alto SaxophoneSonny Simmons (tracks: 6 to 9)
  • Alto Saxophone, English HornSonny Simmons (tracks: 1 to 5)
  • BassKenny Jenkins (tracks: 6 to 9)
  • Bass, Congas [Congo Drums]Juma (tracks: 1 to 5)
  • Composed BySonny Simmons (tracks: 1 to 7, 9)
  • DesignMorgan Dodge
  • DrumsEddie Marshall (tracks: 6 to 9), Paul Smith (tracks: 1 to 5)
  • Liner NotesChris Strachwitz, Ralph J. Gleason
  • Photography ByDoug Muir, Patti Prout
  • ProducerChris Strachwitz, Sonny Simmons
  • Recorded ByChris Strachwitz (tracks: 6 to 9)
  • TrumpetBarbara Donald (tracks: 1 to 5)
  • ViolinMichael White (tracks: 6 to 9)


Tracks 6 to 9: previously unreleased concert from 1970.

Recorded at Sierra Sound Studios, Berkeley, Ca., February 10, 1969 (tracks 1 to 5) and live at the Newman Center, Berkeley, Ca., November 6, 1970.

Gleason's booklet notes are dated 1969, Strachwitz's "1969 (up-dated March 2000)" and "March 2000"


  • Barcode (Text): 0 96297 04832 0
  • Matrix / Runout: RPP-CA CR50787 CD 483 MANHATTAN EGOS


  • Copyright (c) – Arhoolie Productions, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arhoolie Productions, Inc.
  • Pressed By – Reel Picture Productions Llc – CR 50767
  • Recorded At – Sierra Sound Laboratories
  • Recorded At – Newman Center, Berkeley, Ca


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