Cristiano Pomante

Vibraphonist | Composer

Cristiano Pomante

“Pomante is gifted with a marked musical sensitivity, being able to switch from instrumental virtuosity to an intimate and profound expressiveness .”

                                 – La Stampa

Cristiano Pomante stands out as one of the most interesting musical personalities of his generation. He debuts in 2015 with his first album “La  Storia”, published by renowned Roman label Alfamusic, ranking into the Top Ten of best Italian vibraphonists (Jazzit Awards 2015). In the last few years he  started considering the experience of music as a wide range communication tool, acting as a true outsider of the Italian musical scene.
With the release of his second album “Libero Pensatore” (self produced, 2020) the vibraphonist detaches himself from the instrument, making space for sound research through the study of composition and other instruments.
For inspiration, Pomante refers to varied and articulated resources (Varèse and Metheny, Bartok and Corea, Grisey and Shorter, Debussy and Romitelli) that highlight his nature as an Italian musician deeply linked to the entire ‘900 European musical culture. Refusing to be subjected to the logic of the global music industry, Pomante places himself out of any specific style, pursuing only a truthful and constant communication path.

“Libero Pensatore is an exceptional piece of work, full of original ideas.  It’s a mix of different colors, where the rhythmical use of instruments, melodic lines and rhythm variations are a breath of fresh air to our ears.”

                                                                 – Jazz Reviews

A steadfast musician with a clear lyrical and dramatical aim, Pomante tries to  voice out the silent universe that echoes inside each one of us, letting each feeling stabilize and transform by itself. In the last few years he worked and studied with important Italian artists (Fabrizio Bosso, Mario Biondi, Achille  Succi, Claudio Filippini, Giovanni Verrando, Andrea Agostini, Daniele Ghisi) with the only purpose of further clarifying the identity of his musical message. Libero Pensatore, del Cristiano Pomante Group

Già dal primo brano “Libero pensatore” sprizza una particolare e coinvolgente energia. Se poi consideriamo il sound, oltre al groove, reso eccezionale dalla presenza di una formazione jazz con la ricchezza di una sezione di archi.

JAZZIT Magazine – Cristiano Pomante Group Libero pensatore, 2020

È uscito il 13 novembre scorso “Libero pensatore”, secondo album di Cristiano Pomante, brillante vibrafonista abruzzese che aveva esordito con “La Storia”

Cristiano Pomante Group – Libero pensatore (Autoproduzione, 2020)

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