Carl Cornwell Quartet

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Recording of their performance on 8/8/21

Carl Cornwell, sax
Bob Butta, piano
Delorean Fullington, bass
Tony Green, drums

With a 40 year career that’s included stints with Roy Haynes and Pharoah Sanders – not to mention co-founding the Amnesia Express with Gil Scott-Heron -- Carl Cornwell is a veteran saxophonist still performing high energy post-bop contemporary jazz with blues and latin influences.

Carl was the featured saxophonist with the Washington DC based Project Natale from 2002 until the untimely death of the Project’s co-leader, bassist and composer Joseph F. Natale in August 2020. In addition to his small ensemble work, Carl has appeared as lead alto-saxophonist with the Bay Side Big Band and the Eubie Blake Jazz Institute Orchestra (Baltimore, MD). 

Known in the 90s for his compositions & performances with his progressive jazz ensemble UNIT CIRCLE – a spin-off from the Amnesia Express – he earned grants for both piano performance and jazz composition from the Maryland State Arts Council’s Individual Artists Program. He is now touring a quartet at festivals and clubs around the mid-Atlantic corridor and beyond.

The Carl Cornwell Quartet appearing tonight features Bob Butta on piano, Delorean Fullington on bass and Tony Green on drums. Bob Butta, well known on the Mid-Atlantic jazz scene was also a member of Project Natale for over a decade. Tony Green – a charter member of UNIT CIRCLE - has performed with numerous artists of international renown including Brasil ‘66 , Pharoah Sanders (in whose band he and Carl met), and Gil Scott-Heron. Delorean Fullington, a recent transplant from Florida, has become well established on the DC jazz scene. He has appeared regularly with Carl since June 2018.

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