Peter Frampton has been worshipped as a guitar god for decades, and created music history with his 1976 top-selling release Frampton Comes Alive! It's been quite some time since then, but fans of the musician know he's hardly been idle over the years. Now, the celebrated musician has released Hummingbird in a Box, which is a bit different from his vintage work: The new music was inspired by the Cincinnati Ballet, featuring seven original guitar pieces in Frampton's virtuosic stylings.
Frampton composed all songs on the album, along with Gordon Kennedy, who also co-produced the recording. The two previously teamed up for the Grammy-winning Fingerprints, in 2006. The music debuted last April at Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center for the Arts: Two of the Cincinnati Ballet’s spring production’s segments were choreographed to existing Frampton music — with Frampton and his band performing live — while a third section featured the new composition by Frampton and Kennedy.
Frampton, who says writing for dance was "a wonderfully freeing experience," discussed with Yahoo Music exclusively the inspirations behind one of the tracks on the new record, "Heart to My Chest," a love song he terms "perfect" for the ballet.
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