5.0 out of 5 stars
A richly detailed, personal tour of Italy., April 12 2000
Paul Paolicelli heads for Italy to find his roots, but along the way leads us on a great tour that sweeps in such disparate themes as Roman history, American jazz, the Catholic faith, and flavors of great food.
He tells it all in wonderfully detailed antecdotes and conversations, often involving his Italian foil, Luigi. (And he manages to smoothly translate every Italian word, so he never leaves language-impaired Americans behind.)
Ultimately, what makes "Dances" so musical is Paolicelli's obvious passion for life that gathers us up and carries us from start to finish.