Peter Frampton fans the world over were shocked and saddened this past February when the legendary British guitarist announced on the Saturday edition of CBS This Morning that this year’s album-and-tour schedule will be his very last. The platinum-selling superstar has been diagnosed with Inclusion Body Myositis, a progressive muscular disorder that is sometimes mistaken for ALS but is no less life-curbing. Currently on his farewell tour, Frampton chose to return to his roots as one of the great young hotshots of the latter-end of the British Invasion era with All Blues, quite arguably the finest LP he’s done in studio since Premonition in 1986. Working alongside a fantastic ensemble featuring his longtime touring band that includes  Adam Lester (guitar/vocals), Rob Arthur (keyboards/guitar/vocals) and Dan Wojciechowski (drums) as well as guest turns by the likes of  Kim Wilson, Larry Cartlon, Sonny Landreth and Steve Morse , this album is as raw and bluesy as anything Frampton has done since the Humble Pie days. No talkbox needed on this collection, as Frampton fights through his diagnosis to let his magic fingers do all the talking as he tears through such indelible blues standards as B.B. King’s “The Thrill is Gone”, the Willie Dixon staple “I Just Want To Make Love To You,” Taj Mahal’s “She Caught The Katy” and Bo Diddley’s “You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover.” One can imagine a young Peter Frampton, before Rolling Stone and People cover stories, Frampton Comes Alive!, that sorely misunderstood Sgt. Pepper movie and even his stints in Humble Pie and The Herd, practicing these songs in anticipation of playing his first gigs with his Bill Wyman-managed teen band The Trubeats. If this really is to be the last album of pure guitar genius we get from Peter Frampton, All Blues is one hell of an exclamation point.