The S1 Sessions is the brand new Solo album from Peter Cox. The fourth album of his solo career 'The S1 Sessions' sees Peter Cox doing what he does best: challenging himself by turning his attention to a very different genre of music and at the same time creating a sumptuous album full of his incredible vocals that fans and music lovers alike will love.
This is a fantastic example to the 60's Soul Jazz movement. Cox, an accomplished musician, didn't want to be a basketball coach. When he was growing up in Cincinnati, he wanted to be a great baseball player, another Jackie Robinson. And he wanted to be a great jazz saxophone player, another Charlie Parker. After graduating from Kentucky State, Cox came to Chicago with classmate Joe Henderson, the famed tenor sax player. They were en route to California to become professional musicians. But Cox never left. He found a home – and another occupation – on the South Side.
Here's Sonny playing with an expanded "3 Souls" sounding, to my ears at least, a bit like Hank Crawford. Wicked jazz album on Chess Records off-shoot Cadet label, produced by the great Richard Evans in 1966. Stellar line-up including Cleveland Eaton and Maurice White. 'The Wailer' is a killer tune + super tough Berimbau!