Mario became close to the Lanza family and this his his tribute to Mario Lanza. Mario sings Mario. I went to oversee Mario’s vocals as this was recorded live with the amazing Ossipov Orchestra. It is laid out like a traditional orchestra with percussion, woodwinds, brass but in place of strings it has a large variety of plectrum instruments, mostly balalaikas. When they tremolo together it combines into something that sounds more like bowed instruments because all of the attacks blend. A perfect choice to give that Neapolitan feeling.