Winging its way into stores today is "Hummingbird in a Box," a new mini-album from Peter Frampton.
The seven-song set features the pieces Frampton was commissioned to write for a Cincinnati Ballet performance that premiered during April 2013. Fourteen months later, Frampton tells us he's still buzzing about the special and unusual project:
"I didn't think that I would feel this great about, fulfilled, with doing this. I knew it would be great -- Well, no, I take that back.I didn't know it would be great because it's a challenge to put a ballet and me together, especially with new material. It was a welcome surprise...I tweeted something; I said, 'If you really mean it, people will really feel it,' and they really did. Those dancers, the choreographers, everyone was on, like 180 percent and rose to the occasion and wanted it so badly to work well and, boy, did it. It was one of the most amazing things I've ever done in my career."
"Hummingbird in a Box" was co-produced by Frampton`s regular collaborator, Gordon Kennedy.
Frampton has just started a summer tour that includes shows with the Doobie Brothers as well as Guitar Circus dates with Buddy Guy and Robert Randolph.