Producer and keyboard player Jason Miles has made quite a career out of paying tribute to his musical heroes. His previous critically acclaimed collections are based on the work of Weather Report, Miles Davies, Ivan Lins and Grover Washington Jr. Now Jason Miles is back with his latest project, ‘What’s Going On’. This homage to Motown legend Marvin Gaye warrants further scrutiny as, given the legacy of Gaye’s music, it could easily be passed off as nothing more than a bunch of covers. In fact it is far from that. Miles has delved carefully and skillfully into the vast back catalogue of Gaye’s material, reworking familiar tunes and revitalizing rare grooves, to produce eleven excellent and eclectic cuts. These lesser known numbers really make ‘What’s Going On’ special yet, in Jason Miles view, its not only the music of Marvin Gaye but what it stands for that makes the CD so relevant to today.