While there is always the remote possibility that Reginald Wizard Jones keeps a supply of items such as eye of newt, it is more likely that his nickname is a result of studio genius and the mastery of an entire combo's worth of instruments as well as the electronic gadgetry developed as a creative substitute since the early-'90s MIDI fad. This was the era when this artist began recording prolifically, collaborating with William Bell as well as producing artists such as Jacquel and Zwei.
Jones has also branched into the contemporary gospel scene, although as a songwriter, titles such as "Lickin' It" more than just suggest a secular bias -- unless the latter ditty is actually an ode to taking holy communion in the Catholic church. Listeners have plenty of time to come to their own conclusions on this subject while listening to the Too Much Lickin' release by Jacquel, which features no less than six versions of the song, co-written by Jones and Bell. Bassist Reginald Jones, a Louis Armstrong sideman in the '20s and '30s, should not be confused with the "wizard."