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Reggie Lucas RIP

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Guitarist Reggie Lucas passed away earlier this month. He would get my pick as Miles Davis' most unheralded sideman, though he got plenty of recognition and a Grammy for his later songwriting and production work. I love his guitar work on Miles' 1975 Japan tour. He also briefly studied with Ornette Coleman and was the guy who set Ornette up with Jamaaladeen Tacuma.

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Really sad news. He was a remarcable musician and one of the key figures for 70´s rockjazz. The Miles Bands with Reggie Lucas-Pete Cosey were great.

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Sad news. I will spin ‘Agharta’ today in his memory, RIP.

Wasn’t he also musical director and svengali for Madonna at some stage?

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8 hours ago, sidewinder said:

Sad news. I will spin ‘Agharta’ today in his memory, RIP.

Wasn’t he also musical director and svengali for Madonna at some stage?

yes, he was. 

Also made a nice record of his own for East Wind, appeared with Mtume's 70s avant-garde orchestra, Masabumi Kikuchi, and others.

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15 minutes ago, clifford_thornton said:

Also made a nice record of his own for East Wind...

omg yes, Survival Themes, right? Came out on Inner City here. One side was pop-oriented, the other side is the best look at what was going on inside of Miles' music of the time I think exists. Very study-worthy and enjoyable.

RIP

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On 5/29/2018 at 2:53 AM, sidewinder said:

Sad news. I will spin ‘Agharta’ today in his memory, RIP.

Wasn’t he also musical director and svengali for Madonna at some stage?

I played 'Borderline' on 100s of gigs. Little did I know that an ex MD sideman wrote it. RIP.

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I believe that I only know his work on On the Corner, but it sounds like I'd enjoy some of his other work.  Thank you for the music, Mr. Lucas, and rest in peace.

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On 29.5.2018 at 8:53 AM, sidewinder said:

Wasn’t he also musical director and svengali for Madonna at some stage?

Yes, and for Roberta Flack as well.

R.I.P.

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