Over a decade ago the distinguished Melbourne academic Colin Nettelbeck together with Richard Miller, Darren Perkins and Geoff Kluke demonstrated his talents as a jazz pianist and composer at fortyfivedownstairs in a concert that included the premiere performance of his piece Forty-Five Alive.
More recently, he was joined at the piano by his son, Alexander, and elder brother Ted for Three of a Kind – two evenings that have been among the most memorable we’ve experienced at fortyfivedownstairs. Superb photographs were taken by Waldek Skibinski and friends, capturing the mood of those wonderful evenings.
During lockdown Colin’s son, Alexander, has mobilized the musicians from the concert (now scattered around the country) along with others, to recreate the emotion of the original performance of Forty-five Alive.
This uplifting instrumental song is a dedication to Melbourne visual and performing arts centre fortyfivedownstairs.
Listen via download or digital streaming: https://ffm.to/fortyfivealive
Composed by Colin Nettelbeck
Trumpet – Lazaro Numa
Tenor Saxophone – Richard Miller
Alto Saxophone – Jim Glasson
Guitar – Mikey Chan
Piano – Ted Nettelbeck
Organ – Alexander Nettelbeck
Bass – Conrad Henderson
Drums and Percussion – Andy Horneman
Photos by Waldek Skibinski (courtesy Australian Jazz Museum)
Artwork by Mathieu Vendeville
Mastered by William Bowden
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