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 Ashley Frampton Biography

After a busy and varied freelance career including three wonderful years with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, Ashley has been Assistant Principal Double Bass in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for over twenty years. His first bass quartet came after a request from the University of Liverpool for an ensemble piece, Mary Poppins' Basses ensued and he has not looked back since.

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Just Out, West Side Story Suite / West Side Basses!

September 7, 2015

At last the one you have all been waiting for, West Side basses a twelve minute romp through the finest musical that 20th century America has to offer. This arrangement is a tour de force for all four players making full use of taps and some visual effects as well as pushing techniques for all the quartet this arrangement uses:


Something's coming
I feel pretty
Cha cha cha
There's a place for us
Officer Kropke


Commissioned by the Principal Bass of the Concertgebouw (Dominic Seldis) who says:


" I commissioned this superb arrangement after being booked by the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam to perform in their 'Tracks' series in February 2015. This series likes to stretch the boundary of possibility and imagination of the performer, the instrument that they play and the audience, so my idea of having 4 Dominics ( 3 life size projections and 1 live ) on stage at the same time playing a bass quartet fitted the bill perfectly.

My brief to Ashley was for it to be visually exciting as well as musically and technically challenging and of course he did not disappoint. This arrangement is great fun to play and a hit with audience. Best of luck with playing it, and thanks Ashley!!




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