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Jason Miles: What’s Going On?

Songs one and two on veteran producer and keyboardist Jason Miles’ tribute to iconic soul man Marvin Gaye foretell that something special’s at hand. First, Mike Mattison of the Derek Trucks Band alternately sings and growls on the still-relevant protest song “What’s Going On?” Gaye’s spirit is suitably invoked. And the next tune–the equally anthemic “Sexual Healing”–shuffles along with a reggae beat punctuated by Dean Brown’s warbling guitar licks. It’s like no “Sexual Healing” you’ve heard.

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