Marvin Gaye and Miles Davis never played on the same stage together and never had the opportunity to record with each other. Britt quotes I was highly influenced by Miles Davis as a trumpet player and highly influenced by Marvin Gaye as a vocalist. I wondered what would it sound like if I combined Miles playing in Marvin’s band? Thus the concept album Marvin Meets Miles was birthed by Johnny Britt. Britt performs live in concert these songs by Marvin Gaye along with Britt’s original song the title track Marvin Meets Miles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dv8Ea97AXI written and produced by Britt.
Listen to Britt’s interview on Marvin Meets Miles in this interview in London, England https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6n7zFk_9o8
Johnny Britt has brought his fresh Marvin Meets Miles performances to live stages around the world. This show features the songs performed as a concept to Britt’s interpretation of Marvin Meets Miles.
For more information on Johnny Britt see link: http://johnnybritt.com/about/