• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

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The Story Behind The Man…

Born in Brooklyn, and raised in Toronto, Marc grew up in a household that abounded with music. Classically-trained Charles Jordan, a singer and radio personality, exposed Marc to everything from Woody Guthrie to Grieg, and to all of the jazz greats.

Marc studied filmmaking in university but soon slipped back into music and songwriting. Marc focused mainly on pop throughout his career, writing for a spectrum of artists including Cher, Joe Cocker, Chicago, Kenny Loggins, Natalie Cole, Manhatten Transfer, Holly Cole and Amanda Marshall. In 1992, he gave Rod Stewart a worldwide #1 hit with “Rhythm Of My Heart”, as well as “This” which went Top 10. And 1999 has proven to be another stellar year for Marc. Cher recorded a second Marc Jordan composition (“Taxi Taxi”) for her blockbuster album Believe, predicted to hit sales of 10 million by Christmas. Back for more, Rod Stewart has once again mined Marc’s portfolio, finding two songs for his new CD due out in January 2000. When all is said and done, though, timing is everything.

Having recorded eight albums of his own and satisfied with his reputation as a songwriter, Marc confidently ambled up the path that was mapped out in his childhood. Fates colliding, as he himself would say, along came EMI Canada and the legendary jazz label, Blue Note Records. Rigid definitions of what is jazz and what is not jazz are rapidly blurring as we approach the end of the century. Marc is one of the many who simply defy traditional categorization. Coming full circle with the release of This Is How Men Cry, he is finally able to delve into his love of jazz, fusing traditional elements of the genre with his own contemporary musical viewpoint.

Listening to This Is How Men Cry, you can hear the sounds of the city. This music, these emotions, hang in the air that we breathe as we trip along the streets at midnight. It’s the kind of air that makes you heady, all smoky and close on you. The pores of your skin absorb it; osmosis feeds it straight to your brain. Listen. Now it’s breathing you.

Words from the official Marc Jordan website.

Discography

Both Sides

Linus Entertainment 2019

Tracks: Nearness Of You, Calling You, I Saw Your Side, Walk On The Wild Side, Both Sides Now, What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life, Wild Horses, He´s Going To Break Your Heart & People Get Ready.

Musicians on the Both Sides album: Marc Jordan and others.

A Whole In The Wall

Pony Canyon 2018

Tracks: Slipping Away, Margarita, She Used To Be My World, A Hole In The Wall, Where Did We Go Wrong, It´s Only Love, Love Like A Wheel, Thieves, Dance With Me & Hold On.

Musicians on the A Hole In The Wall album: Marc Jordan, Robben Ford, David Foster, Michael Baird, Michael Boddicker, David Boruff, Robbie Buchanan, Lenny Castro, Brian Eno, Steve George, Jay Graydon, Jerry Hey, Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Mike Porcaro, Neil Stubenhaus, Ian Underwood & Ernie Watts.

On A Perfect Day

Lettuce Head Production 2013

Tracks: On A Perfect Day, I Have No Doubt, My TV, She Doesn´t Mean That Much To Me, Avalina, Hell Of A Ride, Too Far To Turn Back Now, Wounded, Butter Lane, I´ll Never Love Like That Again & The First Time.

Musicians on the On A Perfect Day album: Marc Jordan, Chris Bilton, Shane Fontayne, Mike Francis, Pat Buchanan, Dan Dugmore, Lyle Molzan, Ricky Fataar, Michael Rhodes, Colleen Allen, David Travers-Smith, The Biblical Wasteland Singers, Ezra Jordan & Jerry Bilton.

A Hole In The Wall

AOR Heaven Classix 2012

Tracks: Slipping Away, Margarita, She Used To Be My World, A Hole In The Wall, Where Did We Go Wrong, It´s Only Love, Love Like A Wheel, Thieves, Dance With Me, Hold On, Holding Up The Sky (Bonus Track) & Soldier Of Fortune (Bonus Track).

Musicians on the A Hole In The Wall album: Marc Jordan, Robben Ford, David Foster, Michael Baird, Michael Boddicker, David Boruff, Robbie Buchanan, Lenny Castro, Brian Eno, Steve George, Jay Graydon, Jerry Hey, Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Mike Porcaro, Neil Stubenhaus, Ian Underwood & Ernie Watts.

Crucifix In Dreamland

EMI Records 2010

Tracks: Crucifix In Dreamland, Was It All Just In My Head, Falling Man, NY Snow, Geronimos Fire, Bamboo Girl, Hueco Tanks, Your Love Was All, Raspberry Rain, Blue As A Gun Called Love, Like The Sun, Rhythm Of My Heart, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Falling Man (Radio Mix) & Rockets (Radio Mix 2002).

Musicians on the Crucifix In Dreamland album: Marc Jordan, Dala, Alison Krauss, Luke McMaster, Johnny Reid, Timothy B. Schmit, Ron Sexsmith, Hawksley Workman and others.

Live at El Mocambo + 1

Vivid Sound 2008

Tracks: Secrets, I´m A Camera, Potential and Air, New York New York, You´re Not Greater Than God, Satin Dolls, Survival, Lost In The Hurrah, From Nowhere To This Town & Tattooed Lady (Bonus Track).

Musicians on the Live at El Mocambo + 1 album: Marc Jordan, Dave M. Morrow, Rick Grattan, Peter Mueller, John Johnson, Michael Farquharson, Sharon-Lee Williams & Colina Phillips.

A Hole In The Wall

Westwood Records 2005

Tracks: Slipping Away, Margarita, She Used To Be My World, A Hole In The Wall, Where Did We Go Wrong, It´s Only Love, Love Like A Wheel, Thieves, Dance With Me & Hold On.

Musicians on the A Hole In The Wall album: Marc Jordan, Robben Ford, David Foster, Michael Baird, Michael Boddicker, David Boruff, Robbie Buchanan, Lenny Castro, Brian Eno, Steve George, Jay Graydon, Jerry Hey, Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Mike Porcaro, Neil Stubenhaus, Ian Underwood & Ernie Watts.

Make Believe Ballroom

EMI Records 2004

Tracks: Lulu The Acrobat, Let’s Waste Some Time (Ft Molly Johnson), When Rita Takes The “A” Train, Lonesome Town, Tears Of Hercules, Shot Down My Heart, Everytime We Say Goodbye, Timbutktu, Best Part Of My Life, I Must Have Said Your Name Out Loud & From A Late Night Train.

Musicians on the Make Believe Ballroom album: Marc Jordan and others.

Living In Marina Del Rey and Other Stories

Blue Note Records 2002

Tracks: Rockets, Sex Symbol, Marina Del Rey (new remix), Survival (new remix), I’m A Camera, Catch The Moon, This Independence, I Ching, Edge Of The World, Burning Down The Amazon, Inside My Piano, Little My Lambs, Rhythm Of My Heart, Let Me Be Your Boat & Soul On Soul (duet with Amy Sky).

Musicians on the Living In Marina Del Rey and Other Stories album: Marc Jordan, Amy Sky and others.

Mannequin

Cafe Productions 1999

Tracks: Survival, Jungle Choir, Mystery Man, Marina Del Rey, Red Desert, Street Life, Dancing On The Boardwalk, Only Fools, One Step Ahead Of The Blues & Lost Because You Can´t Be Found.

Musicians on the Mannequin album: Marc Jordan, Jay Graydon, Clydie King, Brenda Russell, Tim Schmit, J.D. Souther, Biblical Gospel Singers, Steve Lukather, Dean Parks, Larry Carlton, Chuck Rainey, Jim Hughart, Jai Winding, Donald Fagen, Paul Griffin, David Foster, James Newton Howard, John Capek, Jeff Porcaro, Harvey Mason, Lenny Castro, Robert Greenidge, Tom Scott & Ron Hooloway.

This Is How Men Cry

Blue Note Records 1999

Tracks: This Is How Men Cry, Charlie Parker Loves Me, Crazy, Slow Bombing The World, I Must Have Left My Heart, Let’s Get Lost, Let It Be Me, Almost Blue & London In The Rain.

Musicians on the This Is How Men Cry album: Marc Jordan, Steven MacKinnon, John Capek, Phil Dwyer, Dave Restivo, Kevin Breit, James McCollum, Kieran Overs, Scott Alexander, George Koller, Kevan McKenzie, Archie Alleyne, Mark Kelso, Colleen Allen, Kirk MacDonald, Phil Dwyer, Don Byron, Bob Leonard, John Johnson, Guido Basso, Josh Brown, David Travers-Smith, Chase Sanborn, Kevin Turcotte, Michael White, Toots Thielemans, Richard Armin, Hugh Marsh, Tom Szczesniak, Aruna Narayan Kalle & Sue-Ann Carwell.

Live Now & Then

PEG Music 1999

Tracks: Marina del Ray, Runaway Heart, I Fall from Grace, Catch the Moon, Cool Jame Black Earth, Must Have Left My Heart, Satin Dolls, Survival, Lost in the Hurrah, New York New York & I’m A Camera.

Musicians on the Reckless Valentine album: Marc Jordan, Hugh Marsh, Hugh Cooper, Peter Mueller, Tom Szczesniak, Anthony Vanderburgh, The Holy Cows, Michael Farquharson & Randy Cooke.

Cool Jam Black Earth

Magada Records 1996

Tracks: I´ll Be Your Priest, Spain, Let Me Be Your Boat, Beatiful Disguise, Runaway Heart, Catch The Moon, Cool Jam Black Earth, Flowers For Jane & Faith.

Musicians on the Cool Jam Balck Earth album: Marc Jordan, Steven Mackinnon, Anthony Vanderburgh, Randy Cook, Ben Grossman, George Koller, Colin Linden, Kevin Brett, Hugh Marsh, Steve Webster, David Travers-Smith, Colleen Allen, Phil Dwyer, Michael Slosky, Clif Magness, Rob Piltch, Amy Sky, The Youth Outreach Mass Choir & Silver Bullet Singers.

Reckless Valentine

Sin-Drome Records 1993

Tracks: Back Street Boy, Little Lambs, Waiting for a Miracle, (I) Must Have Left My Heart, All Show, Coronation Street, Same Mistake, Rhythm of My Heart, Tell Me You Love Me & I Held on Too Long.

Musicians on the Reckless Valentine album: Marc Jordan, John Capek, Renee Geyer, Sweet Pea Atkinson, Sir Harry Bowens, Lance Capri, Deborah Dobkin, Danny Jacob, John Johnson, David Kopatz, Steven MacKinnon, Rob Piltch, David Piltch, Theo Rosnick, Chase Sanborn, Peter Schenkman, Amy Sky, Michael Sloski, Tom Szczesniak, Toots Thielemans, Dave Whipper, Kevan McKenzie, Mike Jones & David “Doomsday” Stinson.

Live at El Mocambo

La Califusa Records 1992

Tracks: Secrets, I´m A Camera, Potential and Air, New York New York, You´re Not Greater Than God, Satin Dolls, Survival, Lost In The Hurrah & From Nowhere To This Town.

Musicians on the Live at El Mocambo album: Marc Jordan, Dave M. Morrow, Rick Grattan, Peter Mueller, John Johnson, Michael Farquharson, Sharon-Lee Williams & Colina Phillips.

C.O.W. (Conserve Our World)

RCA Records 1990

Tracks: Big Love, Edge of the World, Guns of Belfast, Burning Down the Amazon, Bridges in the Dark, Silent Night, Inside My Piano, Can We Still Be Friends?, Power & Holding up the Sky.

Musicians on the C.O.W. (Conserve Our World) album: Marc Jordan, Brenda Russell, John Capek, David Batteau, Renee Geyer, Nicolette Larson, Martha Davis, Jane Wiedlin, Gene Black, Cece Bullard, Kim Bullard, Stan Bush, Candy Capek, Kevin Cronin, Lee Curreri, Kevin Dorsey, Steve Farris, Michael Fisher, Bruce Gaitsch, Steve George, Bruce Gowdy, Danny Jacob, Charley Jordan, Larry Klimas, Kip Lennon, Mark Lennon, Michael Lennon, Doug Macaskill, Pat Mastelotto, Stuart Mathis, George Merrill, Richard Page, Shannon Rubicam, Rick Sailon, Timothy B. Schmit, Jeddrah Schmit, Allan Scott, Billy Sherwood, Amy Sky, Billy Trudell, Luther Waters, Oren Waters, Eric Williams & Billy Ward.

Talking Through Pictures

RCA Records 1987

Tracks: This Independence, Kensington Garden, Catch the Moon, I Cheng, Talking Through Pictures, Soldier of Furtune, Seek and You Shall Find, Inside the Galss Bead, Human Race & I Was Your Fool.

Musicians on the Talking Through Pictures album: Marc Jordan, Stuart Hamm, Graham Nash, Trevor Rabin, John Capek, Bill Andersen, Gregg Arreguin, Dee Dee Bellson, Tony Berg, Randy Bramwell, Tony Braunagel, Cece Bullard, Kim Bullard, Stan Bush, Paul DeVilliers, Deborah Dobkin, Steve Farris, Amy Knoles, Michael Landau, Tim Landers, Arno Lucas, Doug Macaskill, Pat Mastelotto, Reggie McBride, Louis Molino III, Danny Pelfrey, Tony Riparetti & Cedric Sampson.

A Hole In The Wall

Sound Design 1983

Tracks: Slipping Away, Margarita, She Used To Be My World, A Hole In The Wall, Where Did We Go Wrong, It´s Only Love, Love Like A Wheel, Thieves, Dance With Me & Hold On.

Musicians on the A Hole In The Wall album: Marc Jordan, Robben Ford, David Foster, Michael Baird, Michael Boddicker, David Boruff, Robbie Buchanan, Lenny Castro, Brian Eno, Steve George, Jay Graydon, Jerry Hey, Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Mike Porcaro, Neil Stubenhaus, Ian Underwood & Ernie Watts.

Secrets Live

RCA Records 1981

Tracks: Secrets, I´m A Camera, Potential and Air, New York New York, You´re Not Greater Than God, Satin Dolls, Survival, Lost In The Hurrah & From Nowhere To This Town.

Musicians on the Live at El Mocambo album: Marc Jordan, Dave M. Morrow, Rick Grattan, Peter Mueller, John Johnson, Michael Farquharson, Sharon-Lee Williams & Colina Phillips.

Live

Rio Records 1980

Tracks: Secrets, I´m A Camera, Potential and Air, New York New York, You´re Not Greater Than God, Satin Dolls, Survival, Lost In The Hurrah & From Nowhere To This Town.

Musicians on the Live at El Mocambo album: Marc Jordan, Dave M. Morrow, Rick Grattan, Peter Mueller, John Johnson, Michael Farquharson, Sharon-Lee Williams & Colina Phillips.

Live at El Mocambo

Warner Records 1980

Tracks: Secrets, I´m A Camera, Potential and Air, New York New York, You´re Not Greater Than God, Satin Dolls, Survival, Lost In The Hurrah & From Nowhere To This Town.

Musicians on the Live at El Mocambo album: Marc Jordan, Dave M. Morrow, Rick Grattan, Peter Mueller, John Johnson, Michael Farquharson, Sharon-Lee Williams & Colina Phillips.

Blue Desert

Warner Bros 1979

Tracks: Generalities, I’m a Camera, Twilight, From Nowhere to This Town, Beautiful People, Lost in the Hurah, Release Yourself, Tattooed Lady & Exile

Musicians on the Blue Desert album: Marc Jordan, Jay Graydon, Michael Omartian, Ray Parker Jr., Dean Parks, Abraham Laboriel, Ralph Humphreys, Ernie Watts, Greg Mathieson, Jeff Porcaro, Venette Gloud, Jim Keltner, Bill Champlin, Marcy Levy, Steve Lukather, Bobby Kimball, Tom Kelly, Steve Porcaro, Buzz Ramar, Carmen Twillie, Chuck Findley, Pete Christlieb, Dave McMorrow & Ben Benay.

Mannequin

Warner Bros 1978

Tracks: Survival, Jungle Choir, Mystery Man, Marina Del Rey, Red Desert, Street Life, Dancing On The Boardwalk, Only Fools, One Step Ahead Of The Blues & Lost Because You Can´t Be Found.

Musicians on the Mannequin album: Marc Jordan, Jay Graydon, Clydie King, Brenda Russell, Tim Schmit, J.D. Souther, Biblical Gospel Singers, Steve Lukather, Dean Parks, Larry Carlton, Chuck Rainey, Jim Hughart, Jai Winding, Donald Fagen, Paul Griffin, David Foster, James Newton Howard, John Capek, Jeff Porcaro, Harvey Mason, Lenny Castro, Robert Greenidge, Tom Scott & Ron Hooloway.

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