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|Birth name||Reginald Grant Lucas|
|Born||February 25, 1953|
|Genres||Jazz, soul, disco, R&B, pop|
|Occupations||Producer, musician, songwriter|
|Associated acts||Miles Davis
Reginald Grant "Reggie" Lucas (born February 25, 1953) is an American musician, songwriter and record producer. Lucas is best known for his production work with percussionist Mtume and for producing the majority of Madonna's 1983 self-titled debut album.
Early in his career, Lucas was a jazz guitarist, playing with Norman Connors in the early 1970s and then with Miles Davis from 1972 to 1976. It was in Davis' electric band (one that included Pete Cosey, Michael Henderson and Al Foster) that Lucas met percussionist Mtume, who would later become his production partner.
Following his stint as a touring jazz guitarist, Lucas shifted his focus to songwriting and producing, where he gained both fame and critical praise, at first working as part of a production team with percussionist James Mtume – the two would later go on to write and produce hits for a number of artists, including Stephanie Mills, Phyllis Hyman, Jennifer Holliday and Roberta Flack.
As the 1970s came to a close, Lucas branched out and began to write and produce material by himself. In addition to his own instrumental record, "Survival Themes", one of his first solo projects was Madonna's 1983 self-titled debut album, including the song "Borderline". Lucas has since gone on to work with Rebbie Jackson, Randy Crawford and The Four Tops on his own. He was also a member of the short-lived group Sunfire, who released one album in 1982. Lucas wrote and produced their single "Young Free and Single".
- Survival Themes (1978, East Wind Records)
With Miles Davis
- In Concert: Live at Philharmonic Hall (1972)
- Dark Magus (1974)
- Pangaea (1975)
- Agharta (1975)
- The Complete On the Corner Sessions
- Wynn, Ron. "Reggie Lucas - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-01.