The song "Nun ti lassu" is a traditional number that will appeal to anyone looking for the nostalgia of Italian tradition. The string section in accompaniment, the arrangements and the strong vocals by Domenic Mancuso paint a portrait of Italy that is very moving. Picture a scene from the Godfather, the music by Rota, a panorama of the Italian countryside, vineyards, small towns with outstanding architecture, especially the churches. The singer cries out ‘Nun ti lassu bidduzza, nun ti lassu’ - I won’t leave you my darling, I won’t leave you. Acoustic guitar takes the lead and copies the vocalist’s sentiment, a sad refrain, a touching interpretation.
Contemporary sounding tunes with Sicilian flare include, "Jolla" an accordion intro fires the tune up with jazz passion. An old folk song "The Ribbon Dancers" an improvisers waltz fit for trumpet, guitar and saxophone. The CD concludes with "Nnuena" a song that sounds more world than Sicilian inspired. A beautiful flute pattern is the high light of the song.