This collection of music says a lot about me, as well as the audiences who have repeatedly asked me to record it.
Two pieces describe how I see the beautiful island I live in.
Two songs (from 1936 and 1949) evoke a time when qualities like faithfulness and commitment were generally admired as virtues. Whether people achieved these virtues or not, they aspired to do so, and in this culture flourished what I consider to be the most romantic music of all time.
Naturally, when I came to write two love songs of my own, the lush chords and playful rhythms of that time were my inspiration.
Two more songs reflect my American cultural heritage.
Another was written by a friend and is a favourite of both mine and many concert-goers.
I hope you enjoy this glimpse of my world.
CD in jewel case with full-colour booklet.