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« on: May 20, 2018, 02:59:44 am »
Reggie Lucas, Miles Davis Guitarist and Music Producer Passes Away at 65
by Daniel Kreps

Saturday, May 19th 2018

Reggie Lucas, the Grammy-winning musician who played guitar for Miles Davis and later penned and produced some of Madonna's earliest hits, died Saturday at the age of 65.

During his five-year tenure in Davis' band, Lucas would appear on the live recordings that formed Davis' jazz-funk trilogy Dark Magus, Pangaea and Agharta, as well as the saxophonist's classic 1972 album On the Corner and a handful of Get Up On It tracks, including "Rated X, "He Loved Him Madly" and "Mtume." The latter track was named after percussionist James Mtume, who formed the group Mtume with Lucas after their tenure in Davis' band.

Together, Lucas and Mtume wrote Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway's "The Closer I Get to You" and Stephanie Mills' 1980 hit "Never Knew Love Like This Before," which won the 1981 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Performance.

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