No Truer Words

No Truer Words

by Mark Portmann



Since this keyboardist left his high profile gig with the Rippingtons in the mid-'90s, he's paid some bills doing parts and arrangements for superstar producer David Foster, and Portmann's own instincts as studio ringleader make No Truer Words a busy, diverse affair. One gets the sense that Portmann's truest heart lies in finely orchestrated romantic pieces like "Destinations" and "Canyons," but he has a blast jacking up the urban swing on the party jam "Slink" and overseeing a handful of solid soul vocals. Portmann's finely honed jazz heart beats at the core of even the most heavily produced pop track. And his roots are never far behind either -- former Rippmates Tony Morales, Steve Reid, and Jeff Kashiwa show up to help their old pal explore his wide ranging but never scattered artistry.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/28/1997
Label: Zebra Records
UPC: 0633014400124
catalogNumber: 44001

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark Portmann   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards
Steve Reid   Percussion
Bill Champlin   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Thompson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Marilyn Scott   Background Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
John DeFaria   Guitar
Bernie Dresel   Drums
Jeff Kashiwa   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Brian Monroney   Acoustic Guitar
Tony Morales   Drums
Lori Perry   Vocals,Background Vocals
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Marty Walsh   Acoustic Guitar
Warren Wiebe   Vocals,Background Vocals
Joseph Williams   Background Vocals
"Ready" Freddie Washington   Bass
Alan Hinds   Guitar
Steve Groves   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Dells   Composer
Doug Brown   Director
Robert Biles   drum programming
Mark Portmann   Programming,Producer
Ricky Schultz   Executive Producer
Eric Scott   Art Direction
Michael Hurley & the Holy Modal Rounders   Composer

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No Truer Words 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mark has come up with a real winner with this cd. What really did it for me was the three vocal tunes. Bill Champlin, Warren Wiebe and Lori Perry all shine on their songs. My only complaint is that ''The Last Song'' starts off sounding lke a great update of ''You'll Never Walk Alone'', and I was actually disappointed that it wasn't. Overall, this is a great sounding effort with superior arrangements.