I have listened to this wonderful CD a dozen times since I got it last week. I think it is one of the most beautiful she has ever put out. I know that her husband, Billy, a music teacher at Vanderbilt University, died in February this year. They were married 38 years. Perhaps his illness informed her deep, introspective playing on these songs. They are mostly songs of loss and longing. But as it happens so often with great artists, personal pain has translated into artistic achievement. Seen in this light, the performances on this album might comprise a very personal statement. What a beautiful gift to his memory and to all her fans. I have taken it to heart. If you hear the CD you will also.