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.
The original concert that started it all - Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras in concert from Rome's Caracalla Baths in 1990 with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale, Florence and he Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera, Rome conducted by Zubin Mehta. Staged on the eve of the FIFA World Cup Final, the most important classical event of all time was a massive success on CD and VHS. This new DVD release of the original (and many say the best) Three Tenors concert will include all the original concert programme plus previously unavailable bonus features.