• 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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Jazzfusion musician with touch of west coast…

Most know Mark Portmann as the keyboard player of the jazzfusion group “The Rippingtons”. He has released a couple of albums: “Driving Beverly Hills” & “Westside” are instrumental jazzfusion albums.

In 1997 he released the album “No Truer Words” with a musicstyle between jazzfusion and west coast featuring Bill Champlin & Warren Wiebe.

Read more about Mark Portmann at his official website.

Selected Discography

No Truer Words

Zebra Records 1997

Tracks: No Truer Words, Slink, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Walla Walla, Canyons, Come As You Are, The Last Song, Michi, Here I Go Again, Summer In Trujillo & Destinations.

Musicians on the No Truer Words album: Mark Portmann, Alan Hinds, John Defaria, Marty Walsh, Brian Monroney, Michael Thompson, Tony Morales, Bernie Dresel, Ricky Lawson, Steve Reid, Paulinho Da Costa, Raphael Padilla, Freddy Washington, Neil Stubenhaus, Steve Groves, Jeff Kashiwa, Warren Wiebe, Lori Perry, Bill Champlin, Marilyn Scott & Joseph Williams.

Selections

Zebra Records 1996

Tracks: No Truer Words, Walla Walla, Here I Go Again (vocal) & Here I Go Again (Instrumental).

Musicians on the Selections album: Mark Portmann, Alan Hinds, Tony Morales, Steve Reid, Steve Groves & Warren Wiebe.

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