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Matt's first CD as a leader on the Origin label.
Matt's second CD as a leader, featuring Evan Gregor on bass and Bill Goodwin on drums. This recording is performed using the chordless trio format, one of Matt's favorite settings.
This recording is a collaborative effort between Matt, bassist Joe Michaels, and drummer Tyler Dempsey. Dark Square experiments with applying electronic mediums to traditional jazz standards. Matt is featured on the Electric Wind Instrument throughout.
The Sanskrit word for rebirth and recycle, Samsara is an original tune by Matt and also the title track of Expansions' first recording.
The second recording by Dave Liebman's Expansions Quintet, this record features two Matt originals: Hat Trick, and Sailing.
In the groups most comfortable setting, this recording captures the band live. Recorded from two different concerts, this is a two-CD set: one acoustic and one electronic.
Recorded during a State Department tour of Thailand, this recording combines Expansions with local Thai musicians playing authentic instruments. This project was produced by the US Embassy to commemorate 180 years of peaceful relations between Thailand and The United States.
Earth features the Expansions Quintet in a 60% electric format (Wind synth, electric bass, and electric piano - soprano and drums are acoustic). Each track uses a different set of intervals to depict the different areas of the globe.
In addition to mixing and mastering, Matt performs on alto sax, flute, clarinet and wind synth. Everyone in the group took part in arranging a Coltrane composition, and Matt arranged "Lazy Bird" for this project.
This is the second recording of Phil Woods and the Festival Orchestra, which was the last big band recording of Phil's original music, which was written specifically for this date.
The last performance as the Phil Woods Big Band, the Festival Orchestra is directed by Matt Vashlishan for a tribute concert for Phil after his passing.
Featuring Phil's music for sax quartet as well as his Sonata for Alto Sax and Piano, this recording is by the Celebration Sax Quartet, an ensemble hand picked and rehearsed by Phil. After his passing, the group decided to document their work and Phil's revisions of his wonderful pieces.
Faced with many daunting questions upon graduation from music school, Matt and Evan Gregor sat down with Dave Liebman to record his answers. A valuable MP3 CD for musicians going into the real world!
Joining the band for a few tracks, Matt completes the larger horn arrangements for this recording.
New World Beat is a Miami based Ensemble by Richard Sprince on vibes and compositions. Matt is featured on EWI and soprano sax.
This group revisits the "standards" of the 70s with Matt joining for a few tracks on saxophone and EWI.
Stephen Guerra's debut big band recording Namesake features Matt on alto sax, soprano sax, and flute.
Vocalist Tara Lynn Khaler assembles a great group to realize her first recording as a leader. Matt is featured on alto sax.
This album features the music this group has been playing together since 2018. With compositions by the band leader and guitarist Matt Panayides, the group features Matt Vashlishan on Wind Synth, Rich Perry on Tenor Sax, Robert Sabin on bass and Mark Ferber on drums.
Written for any level, this pocket sized book covers many different topics regarding saxophone playing.
Using Matt's transcriptions of Dave Liebman playing over Jamey Aebersold records, this book demonstrates how to super-impose chords over simpler existing harmony.
Salvaging an out of print gem, Matt has recompiled these Liebman solos on standard tunes.
Composed by Liebman and performed by the Prism Sax Quartet, Matt painstakingly engraving this piece for Saxophone Quartet and soprano.
Matt digitally engraved this piece written by Dave Liebman for soprano sax and piano.
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