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Giovanni Moltoni: 3

Read "3" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins


Off the beaten path is one way to describe Giovanni Moltoni's music. Interesting and pleasure-filled are two others.Moltoni, a native of Italy, has performed internationally. He began playing professionally at the age of 18. Now a resident of Boston, he is an educator at Berklee College of Music, and is also a performer and composer. On 3, he plays electric guitar and synth, and is joined by Greg Hopkins on trumpet, Fernando Huergo on bass and Bob Tamagni ...

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Giovanni Moltoni: 3

Read "3" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Italian guitarist and Berklee College of Music educator Giovanni Moltoni exercises restraint while using dynamics via animated and at times, blitzing single note flurries to augment his line of attack. With his third release as a leader, he communicates an affinity for keen compositional prowess. Hence, it's not yet another solo-heavy guitar-based quartet jamboree.

Moltoni launches the festivities with the opener titled “Once More," where Fernando Huergo lays down a booming bass line to round out a pulsating ...

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Giovanni Moltoni: Openground

Read "Openground" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The jazz guitar in this modern era has often been like Godzilla in Tokyo. It dominates, rocks, and blots out the sun. Okay, not Jim Hall’s guitar – but in this MTV world, our focus and attention naturally falls upon the guitarist. The 21st century listener’s frame of reference for all things guitar is rock and roll.

Just the opposite is the beauty of guitarist Giovanni Moltoni’s Openground. His unobtrusive manner is certainly antithesis of rock. Like a ...


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