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No Truer Words
Mark Portmann
No Truer Words
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Soundtracks
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All Artists: Mark Portmann
Title: No Truer Words
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Zebra Records
Original Release Date: 1/28/1997
Release Date: 1/28/1997
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Soundtracks
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 633014400124

CD Reviews

Love the song Come as you are
(4 out of 5 stars)

"have not heard the complete cd, but sure love the Come as you Are song"
Possibly a collectible Mark Portmann album
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I heard him the first time in Seattle playing the keys for The Rippingtons during the 1989 Bumbershoot Festival. Not too many knew what he could do with the keyboards, but when this album came out I didn't hesitate to pick it up. "Slink" and "Michi" will funk you up with that strut beat, similar to a Joe Sample tune. Redoing First Time... was all that. Not much has been modified or "funkified". She almost sounds like Roberta Flack. Portmann's songwriting ability is a departure from his obscure image with The Rippingtons. A few albums with the Rips may have honed up his keyboard prowess. Getting out of the group must have been his best decision. But don't miss to listen closely to these 2 songs. I'm a sucker for instrumental c-jazz but listening to "Come As You Are" and "Here I Go Again" every time gives me the chicken skin. Calista_8 comes into mind whenever I listen to these songs. So descriptive of what we've gone through, and what we still go through. The upbeat swing of "Walla, Walla" and "Summer In Trujillo" changes the pace. Summer... is done with a lot of fun in it. Latin beat is suggestive."
Where is the follow up CD?
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dear Mark Portmann, I know that you are a busy guy, but where is your next CD? Everybody has been waiting six years now. You cannot put out such a great, diverse CD like this and then disappear. Well, Brian Culbertson has filled the void you left, though he is nowhere near as talented as you. Oh, by the way, the David Foster influence is very evident."