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Elijah Shiffer: Recordings

THE SYMPHONIC ELLINGTON

Manhattan School of Music Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra

Label: Jazzheads (JH1206)

Live, Manhattan School Of Music, New York, NY, October 19, 2012

Josh Gawel, Adam O'Farrill, Ivan Rosenberg, Benny Benack, Ryan DeWeese (tp) Tim Gallagher, Bert Hill, Drew Hogan, Kyra Sims (hrn) Jon Hatamiya, Isaac Kaplan, Frank Cohen (tb) Ethan Morrison (tu) Ashley Hunter, Imogen Morrall, Eva Ryan, Yi Xiang (fl) Lauren Blackerby (oboe) Allison Bates, Michael Dee, James Moorhouse, Andrea Vos (cl) Patrick Bartley (as,tamb) Elijah Shiffer (as,cl) David Kjar (ts) Jonathan Ragonese (ts,cl) Leo Pellegrino (bs,b-cl) Ben Baron, Pierre Lidar (bassoon) Andrew Shillito (g,bj) Christian Sands (p) Jeff Koch (b) Jake Goldbas (d) James Ritchie, David Stevens (timp) Takao Heisho, Matthew Decker, Eric Hopkins, Patrik Samuelson, Su Yin Tan, Wai-Chi Tang (perc) Joy Rhee, Yoojin Baek, Shuo-Ting Chen, Eunbit Cho, Yoo Jin Cho, Karen Dekker, Eunhye Dong, Wing Chun Hui, Susan Hwang, Yelena Khaimova, Myung Hye Kwon, Jiye Lee, Seo Jung Lee, Chaeyeon Lim, Ye Young Yoon, Yu Jin Oh, Dan Bee Park, Suji Eunji Park, Masha Polishchuk, Tsz Ho Sit, Ben Sutin, Xiao Wang, Tingting Mo, Yuiko Nakano (vln) David Derrico, Thomas Duboski, Brandon Gianetto, Daniel Lamas, Emily Miller, Catherine Parsons, Nick Pauly, Tobias Roth, Chensi Tang (viola) Vivian Chang, Lawrence DiBello, Dara Hankins, Seohyun Hong, Yuchien Hsiao, Jung-Hsuan Ko, Anais Laugenie, Seulki Lee, Yi Dou Liu, Kyung-Ah Elaine Shin (cello) Blake Martin, Abraham Masso, Gwen Reed, Luke Stence (b) Sissi He (harp) David Berger (arr) Justin DiCioccio (cond)

1. Harlem

2. Mood Indigo

3. Sunset And The Mockingbird (The Queen's Suite, #1)

4. Lightning Bugs And Frogs (The Queen's Suite, #2)

5. Le Sucrier Velours (The Queen's Suite, #3)

6. Northern Lights (The Queen's Suite, #4)

8. Apes And Peacocks (The Queen's Suite, #6)

9. Caravan

10. Blind Bug (Night Creature, #1)

11. Stalking Monster (Night Creature, #2)

12. Dazzling Creature (Night Creature, #3)

Elijah Shiffer does not play on one additional track on this album.

THIS ONE'S FOR YOU

Annette St. John

(no label)

Institute of Audio Research, New York, NY, c. March 11, 2013

Elijah Shiffer (as) Vinnie Ruggieri (p) Bill Moring (b) Darrell Smith (d) Annette St. John (voc)

1. 'Deed I Do

2. Down Home Blues

3. Fine Brown Frame

4. I Wish You Love

5. If You Could See Me Now

6. Just In Time

7. Love Dance

8. 'Round Midnight

9. Stompin' At The Savoy (instrumental)

10. Secret Love (instrumental)

11. This Masquerade

OUT OF THE BLUE: COMPOSITIONS BY SAMIR CHATTERJEE

Samir Chatterjee

Label: Chhandayan

Manhattan School Of Music, New York, NY, April 25 & 29, 2014

Elijah Shiffer (as,fl) Valeriya Sholokhova (cello) Guy Mintus (p) Mat Muntz (b) Dan Weiss (d) Dibyarka Chatterjee (tabla) Lana Cencic (voc) Samir Chatterjee (comp,dir)

1. Bilawal

2. Dhyan

3. To-I-Light

4. Kalyan

5. Come, Dance With Me/Set You Free

6. Revelation

7. The Ecstatic

TANGIBILITY

Klazz-Ma-Tazz

Label: One Trick Dog

Vinegar Hill Sound, Brooklyn, NY, October 25, 2014

Elijah Shiffer (as,cl) Ben Sutin (vln) Grant Goldstein (g) Ben Rosenblum (p,harmonium) Mat Muntz (b) Matt Scarano (d) Ani Challa (tabla)

1. Papini

2. Sari Cicek

3. Thank You

4. Tangibility

5. Tbilisi

6. Misirlou

7. Speak The Truth

9. Kluez

Elijah Shiffer does not play on one additional track on this album.

THE YESOD DEMO

Gabriel Brown

(no label)

Bunker Studios, Brooklyn, NY, November 15, 2015

Tyler Kaneshiro (tp) Andrew Gould (fl) Elijah Shiffer (as) Gabriel Brown (ts,programming,voc) Will Jones (bs) Andrew Wallace (g) Nastassia Vertsel (p) Andrew Feinberg (el-b)

4. Blossom To The Bone

5. Panacea

Elijah Shiffer does not play on the rest of this EP.

TRANSMISSION

Xander Naylor Sound Machine

Label: Chhandayan

Kaleidoscope Sound, Union City, NJ, March 9, 2017

Elijah Shiffer (as) Xander Naylor (g) Mat Muntz (b) Dan Weiss (d)

6. Pass/Return*

11. Transmission

*on this track Anna Takeda, Mako Ohmori (vln) Toby Winarto (viola) Sujari Britt (cello) added.

Elijah Shiffer does not play on the rest of this album.

UNHINGED

Elijah Shiffer And The Robber Crabs

Label: One Trick Dog

Acme Hall Studios, Brooklyn, NY, August 14, 2017

Elijah Shiffer (as) Andrew Shillito (g,bj) Marty Kenney (el-b) Tim Rachbach (d)

1. Crab Dance

2. Material Overture

3. Unhinged

4. The Isabelline*

5. Loosestrife

6. That Da-Da Strain

7. The Drapes (Much Of A Muchness)

8. Mangrove

9. Flotsam

10. I Know What I Would Like To Do**

11. That's A Plenty

*on this track Jay Rattman (bass sax) replaces Marty Kenney.

**on this track Jay Rattman (slide whistle) added.

BOSSA, BLUES AND BALLADS

Dennis Llewellyn Day

Label: D-Day Media

Sear Sound, New York, NY, late August 2017

James Zollar (tp) Elijah Shiffer (as) Anthony Wonsey (p) Eric Wheeler (b) Brandon Sanders (d) Dennis Llewellyn Day (voc)

2. Zawinul And Cannonball Blues (Mercy, Mercy, Mercy)

Elijah Shiffer does not play on the rest of this album.

MESHUGENAH

Klazz-Ma-Tazz

Label: One Trick Dog

Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY, November 4 & 5, 2017

Elijah Shiffer (as,bs,cl) Ben Sutin (vln) Alec Goldfarb (g) Ben Rosenblum (p,accor) Mat Muntz (b,el-b) Tim Rachbach (d)

1. Mein Shtetele Belz

2. Svalava Kozatshok

3. Cyberbalkanization

4. Tumbalalaika

5. Sheyn Vi Di Levone*

6. In Odessa

7. Sunrise, Sunset

8. Rumshinsky's Bulgar

10. Letting Go Part 1

11. Letting Go Part 2

*on this track Astrid Kuljanic (voc,kazoo) added.

Elijah Shiffer does not play on one additional track on this album.

SEND IT (single)

Gabriel Brown/BAZ BUCO

(no label)

Brewery Studio, Brooklyn, NY, October 18, 2018

David Di Trapani, Ben Seacrist (tp) Billy Duffy (tb) Elijah Shiffer (as) Alex Silver (ts) Gabriel Brown (ts,programming) Josh Lang (bs) Takehiro Izumikawa (ky) Mike Goldstein (voc)

1. Send It

CONTINUUM

Xander Naylor Sound Machine

Label: Chant Records

Bunker Studios, Brooklyn, NY, March 2 & 3 and Carefree Studios, Brooklyn, NY, April 2019

Cole Kamen-Green (tp) Alex Asher (tb) Elijah Shiffer (as) Alec Spiegelman (bs,b-cl) Xander Naylor (g,syn) Nick Jozwiak (el-b) Raphael Pannier (d) Angelica Bess, Sara Pedinotti (voc)

1. Lunar Acropolis

2. Export For Screens (instrumental)

3. Surrender*

4. Pursuit (instrumental)**

5. Phone Zone**

6. Riddlin'

7. Who Laughs Last?***

8. Leverage (instrumental)

*Cole Kamen-Green and Alex Asher do not play on this track.

**Cole Kamen-Green, Alex Asher, and Alec Spiegelman do not play on these tracks.

***Elijah Shiffer, Xander Naylor, Angelica Bess, Sara Pedinotti only.

WHYTE WITCHCRAFT: SONGS OF CY COLEMAN

Ronny Whyte

Label: Audiophile (ACD-363)

Sound On Sound, Montclair, NJ, April 26, 2019

Sam Hoyt, Bill Warfield, Pasha Karchevsky, John Eckert (tp) Nick Grinder, Mike Fahn, Sam Burtis (tb) Joe Randazzo (b-tb) Dan Glaude, Justin Wood (as,fl) Jeremy Powell, Elijah Shiffer (ts) Matt Maley (bs) Cecilia Coleman (p,arr) Tim Givens (b) Mike Campenni (d) Ronny Whyte (voc)

1. Too Good To Talk About

2. It Amazes Me

5. Sometime When You're Lonely

9. Why Try To Change Me Now

13. I Walk A Little Faster

15. Don't Ask A Lady

17. All Right, I Love You

Elijah Shiffer does not play on the rest of this album.

SONGS FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

The Lemon Twigs

Label: 4AD

Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY, September 2019

Elijah Shiffer (as,ts,bs) Michael D'Addario (g,d,voc) Brian D'Addario (el-b,voc)

4. Fight

Elijah Shiffer does not play on the rest of this album.

UNACCOMPANIED: TINY WORKS FOR QUARANTINE, VOL. 1

Stephanie Lamprea

(no label)

Boston, MA, April 3, 2020

Stephanie Lamprea (voc)

2. From Parting To Longing

This composition by Elijah Shiffer. Elijah Shiffer does not play on this album.

STAR JELLY

Elijah Shiffer

Label: Star Jelly (001)

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 17, 2021

Nolan Tsang (tp) Pete Wikle (tb) Elijah Shiffer (as) Jon De Lucia (ts,ss,fl,cl) Xavier Del Castillo (ts) Ryan Weisheit (bass sax) Sana Nagano (vn) Sam Day Harmet (bj,mand) Olli Hirvonen (g) Ben Rolston (b) Rishav Acharya (d,caxixi)*

1. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me

2. Full Of Wonder

3. The Longest Nights

4. Red Roots

5. Crustacean Celebration

6. Star Jelly

7. Gowanus Blues

8. The Rarest Bird In Central Park

*Nolan Tsang on all tracks except 2 and 6. Xavier Del Castillo on all tracks except 6. Ryan Weisheit on tracks 1,3,4,5,6. Sana Nagano on tracks 2,3,6. Sam Day Harmet on tracks 1,3,5,6,7. Olli Hirvonen on tracks 2,4,8. Ben Rolston on tracks 2,3,7,8.

PPE

Eric Plaks Pandemic Ensemble

Label: Darkfyre (009)

Bunker Studios, Brooklyn, NY, December 13, 2021

James Rogers (b-tb,tu.voc) Elijah Shiffer (as,whistles,bird calls,kazoo,voc) Ayumi Ishito (ts,pennywhistle,voc) Randy Steffes (g,voc) Eric Plaks (p,voc) Sean Conly (el-b,voc) Michael Larocca (d,voc)

1. Theme 43 - 16 Bar Blues*

2. Theme 44 - Big Band Emergency

3. Theme 45 - For Frank Zappa*

4. Theme 46 - Sweet Potato Pie**

5. Theme 47 - Raining

6. Theme 48 - Busy City Fire

7. Theme 49 - La Ronitis*

8. Theme 50 - Swimming Song***

9. Theme 51 - Williamsburg Acid Queen*

10. Theme 52 - Leopard Pink**

11. Theme 53 - Subway Sign**

12. Theme 54 - Dodonic

13. Theme 55 - Put A Melody On It

14. Theme 56 - All A Lie*

*Eric Plaks vocal

**band vocal

***Randy Steffes vocal (with band backing vocal)

NOIR & JAZZ & DARK & SLOW...

NEONNOONE

Label: Signora Ward (054)

BC Studio, Brooklyn, NY, January 11, 2022

Elijah Shiffer (as) Kolin Zein (g,p,ky) Dmitry Ishenko (b) Dave Miller (d)

1. Nocturne

2. For A Film

3. Zen Noir

4. Car Crash On Sunday

5. Lights In Fog

SWINGIN' WITH LEGENDS 2

Angela DeNiro with the Ron Aprea Big Band

Label: Early Autumn Productions (RJA1717)

Studio Mozart, Little Falls, NJ, October 26, 2022

Bryan Davis, Chris Persad, Matthew Timm, Shawn Edmonds (tp) Wayne Goodman, Matt Haviland, Brandon Moodie (tb) Dale Turk (b-tb) Todd Bashore, Elijah Shiffer (as,fl) Nathan Childers, Lee Greene (ts,fl,cl) Doug DeHays (bs,cl,b-cl) Cecilia Coleman (p) Tim Givens (b) Jonathan Mele (d) Angela DeNiro (voc) Ron Aprea (arr,dir)

1. New York City Blues

2. You'd Be So Easy To Love*

3. Hello Young Lovers**

4. A House Is Not A Home

5. Willow Weep For Me

6. It Might As Well Be Spring***

7. Don't 'Cha Go 'Way Mad

8. Two For The Road***

9. That Old Black Magic

10. Come In From The Rain

11. On Green Dolphin Street

12. My One And Only Love

13. For Phil

14. The Curtain Falls

*Ken Peplowski (cl) overdubbed

**Randy Brecker (tp) overdubbed

***Lew Tabackin (ts,fl) overdubbed

CITY OF BIRDS, VOLUME I

Elijah Shiffer

Label: Star Jelly (002)

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 18 & 19, 2023

Elijah Shiffer (as) Kevin Sun (ts) Dmitry Ishenko (b) Colin Hinton (d)

1. Flap Flap Glide

2. A Dove In The Morning

3. Pigeonology

4. All The Swallows

5. Skydance Over 6th Avenue

6. Yellow Slippers

7. Walking, Running, Open Wing

8. Phalarope Jilt

9. Slide Mountain

10. Arctic Jig

AQUA RAT

Rat Trap Pack

(no label)

Spectra Sound, Quakertown, PA, April 29, 2023

John "Scotty" Otten (tp) Pete Wikle (b-tb) Elijah Shiffer (cl) Patrick McGee (ss) Matt Burkett (ts) Fred Griggs (d)

1. It's Joker Time

4. Mistakes I've Made*

5. I Don't Know

7. Imbo

*Aidan Newell (spoken word) added

Elijah Shiffer does not play on the rest of this album.

ASSORTED JAMS VOLUME 2

Sousastep

(no label)

John Baylies' apartment, Brooklyn, NY, May 2, 2023

David Baylies (tp) Elijah Shiffer (as) Adam Davidson (chord controller) Theo Woodward (Push,voc) John Baylies (tu,fx) Clemens Grassmann (MIDI-perc)

3. extra propulsion

9. saw all the valve lights flickering

Elijah Shiffer does not play on the rest of this album.

LOCAL CHUMPS

Grant Braider

(no label)

Flux Studios, New York, NY, summer 2023

Elijah Shiffer (as) Grant Braider (g,el-b,voc)

1. Coasting*

4. Cozy**

*Tim Talavera (d) added.

**Dave Zerio (d) added.

Elijah Shiffer does not play on the rest of this EP.

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