A warm and vibrant sound characterizes the music of Ermanno Panta, singer and multi-instrumentalist, creator of compositions that Radio3 has defined as "very interesting and extremely peculiar" (Radio Nacional de España).
The dream of a free Mediterranean Sea is recognized both in the lyrics and in the musical concept that resonate in the album Isla Musa (2019, Narrator Records), dedicated to Sicily, his birthplace, and Formentera, his island of adoption. On the album, traditional Sicilian styles blend with flamenco and jazz styles, converging in an inspiring and poetic repertoire.
The quartet formed by Cote Calmet (drums), Thomas Moore (electric bass), Sergi Gomez (electric and flamenco guitar) and Panta himself has already performed in a big number of jazz and world music venues and festivals all around Europe ( Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, Hungary, France).
In “Isla Musa” coexist respect for root music, arrangements in a modern style and wide spaces for improvisation. Jazz constitutes the lens through which it becomes possible to reinterpret traditional music in a innovative key.
All this configures a live show marked by eclecticism, freshness and elegance.
The Isla Musa album has been produced by Narrator Records (Hungary) and co-financed by the Institut d'Estudis Baleárics (IEB).