Backed by the eleven-member Creative Jazz Orchestra, made up of some of England's leading session players, Tabor delivers a moving cycle of songs that speak of a pre-modern England, of a country not yet become "a retail park and Burger kingdom...run by men who think that England's only a place to park their car." (The same poisonous men, it seems, run Tucson.) The mood is dark, with Tabor voicing anger -- her contempt-filled take on the Child ballad "The Gardener" serves as a warning to anyone who dares betray a true love -- and sorrow. Only in her soulful interpretation of Ewan MacColl's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" does the possibility of happiness enter the picture. Somber but lovely, A Quiet Eye extends Tabor's remarkable body of work.