No Truer Words

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/28/1997
  • Label: ZEBRA RECORDS
  • UPC: 633014400124
  • Catalog Number: 44001

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 No Truer Words (5:14)
  2. 2 Slink (5:32)
  3. 3 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (4:14)
  4. 4 Walla, Walla (5:00)
  5. 5 Canyons (4:28)
  6. 6 Come as You Are (4:13)
  7. 7 The Last Song (4:43)
  8. 8 Michi (5:21)
  9. 9 Here I Go Again (4:23)
  10. 10 Summer in Trujillo (5:13)
  11. 11 Destinations (3:37)
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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
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington Bass
Alan Hinds Guitar
Steve Groves Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
The Dells Composer
Doug Brown Director
Robert Biles drum programming
Mark Portmann Programming, Producer
Ricky Schultz Executive Producer
Wally Traugott Mastering
Eric Scott Art Direction
Michael Hurley & the Holy Modal Rounders Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A WINNER

    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.

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