Jon Lucien released his first album under RCA, but on later reflection realised that the label had tried to package him as something he wasn’t. His second album was more his style and consisted of solely Lucien originals. Lucien’s single, ‘Lady Love’ found some favour in the US. This single earned the arranger, Dave Grusin, a Grammy nomination. Jon Lucien continued to release music and his smooth baritone was often compared to that of Nat King Cole and Lou Rawls.
Although Jon Lucian never enjoyed the commercial success that he should have, his talent as an instrumentalist and vocalist cannot be denied. Lucien was able to capture the essence of romance. His deep velvety voice, so rich and expressive was perfect for romantic ballads. Lucien was also a talented songwriter. He had the ability to create images through his lyrics. His songs were often heard on traditional Jazz stations.