Selected Discography

James Whiton

solo loop bass madness

2014

 

13 tracks recorded live, just me, my upright bass, some effects pedals and a loopstation.

 

 

Tom Waits

Bad as Me

2011

 

I play bass on 7 of 16 tracks on this seminal recording by the legendary Tom Waits.

Other musicians include: Keith Richards, Charlie Musselwhite, Marc Ribot, David Hidalgo, Augie Meyers, Will Bernard, Les Claypool & Flea.

 

 

Eric McFadden Trio

Delicate Thing

2009

 

The last EMT album, featuring myself, Eric McFadden, Jeff Cohen on drums, with special guest Mike Watt on bass guitar

 

 

James Whiton and the Downtown Apostles

The Way Your Mouth Moves

2005

 

Produced by myself and Simon Grant and released by Hipsync Records, this album features the talents of Jay Jaskot, drums; John Fricke, trumpet; Bill Patton, guitar.  Psychedelic Heavy Metal Jazz at its finest.

 

 

Eric McFadden Trio

Joy of Suffering

2005

 

Produced by Dan Rathbun and EMT, this is, in my opinion, the best-sounding EMT release.  Eric and I are joined by the inimitable Paulo Baldi on drums. 

 

 

James Whiton & the Downtown Apostles

Live in Olympia

at the Eastside Club Tavern

2004

 

Produced by myself & Simon Grant.  A live recording of a show at one of our favorite haunts.  With special guest Ken Whiton (my Dad) on drums.

 

 

Eric McFadden Trio

Diamonds to Coal

2003

 

Produced by EMT and Stacy Parrish, this CD has a host of special guests including George Clinton of Parliament/Funkadelic singing a funkified version of the Beatles song "Hey Bulldog." Featuring Jeff Anthony on drums.

 

 

Eric McFadden Trio

The authorized, non-Japanese recordings of the not-so-secret Northwest shows

2002

 

EMT's first release, with Jeff Anthony on drums and special guest Pat MacDonald.

 

 

James Whiton

Rhythm & Motion

2001

 

My self-produced first solo release, engineered and caressed into beautiful aural glory by Chip Butters at Peak studios in Seattle, this CD features a host of local Seattle musicians and explores all the different genres we place under the umbrella of jazz.

 

 

Taarka

Taarka

2001

 

Produced by Taarka and the amazing Billy Oskay at Big Red Studios outside of Portland, OR, this CD was recorded live in the studio, mixed and mastered in one day and released less than a week later.  Truly a throwback to the way things used to be, facilitated through the hard work and dedication of Jarrod Kaplan, who also plays percussion and hand drums on the recording.  David Tiller, mandolin and Enion Pelta, violin continue to make music under the name Taarka throughout the US and the world.

 

 

Apricot Jam

Mr. Fancypants

1997

 

Produced by Apricot Jam and Manny Rettinger.  Recorded live in the studio with a few overdubs.  Apricot Jam featured myself on percussive bass & vocal, Lewi Longmire guitar & vocal, and Sean O'Brien vocal & guitar. 

 

 

Apricot Jam

Preserved: Live at the Fox Theater

1995

 

Produced by Apricot Jam & Quincy Adams.  This CD was the entirety of a live performance, taken straight from the soundboard recording.  It also re-issued a few tracks from Apricot Jam's first release, which had been available only in cassette format.

 

 

Apricot Jam

Sticky

1993

 

Produced by Apricot Jam and Quincy Adams.  Available on cassette only.  Recorded live in the studio with a few overdubs.  With special guest, Lewi's Dad, Larry Longmire, on banjo.