He is an American musician, songwriter and record
producer. His early career was
a jazz guitarist with Miles Davis and Norman Connors in the early
1970s. He met James Mtume
while touring with Miles Davis and they formed a song-writing and
production team. They wrote
and produced hits for artists including Stephanie Mills as well as being
involved in the band Mtume.
They were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for
"Never Knew Love Like This Before".
As a solo artist he has produced works for Madonna and worked with
Randy Crawford and the Four Tops.
He was the founder of the Quantum Sound recording studio in New Jersey in the 1980s.
Stephanie Mills recordings
Never Knew Love Like This Before (James
Still Mine (James Mtume/Reggie Lucas)