"The name of the recording has to do with how the harmonies were used," explains Moltoni, who founded the group to explore compositions he has written over the last few years. "Without getting too technical, the sound of tensions in the upper structure of the chords creates unusual voicings with a very airy and open sound. Beyond that, I also wanted this release to reflect the freedom of vision only an independent release can provide. I've known Paul and Bob for many years, and I knew they would be the right musicians to explore these ideas with me."
The Italian-born Moltoni moved to Boston in 1989 and is a graduate of both New England Conservatory and Berklee, where he has been an Assistant Professor of Ear Training for the last six years. He has also studied privately with renowned jazz educator Charlie Banacos and veteran guitarist Mick Goodrick. Moltoni is a versatile acoustic and electric guitarist who has performed in a variety of contexts including classical, swing and modern jazz. Boston Phoenix Assistant Arts Editor Jon Garelick wrote, "Moltoni has a guitar style for all seasons: his phrasing is fluid enough for even the moldiest Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel fans, and there’s enough steel and electricity in his rhythms for the children of Miles." His performance history includes regular performances at Boston's premier jazz venues as well as jazz festivals in Austria, Germany and Italy. More information is available at www.giovannimoltoni.com