Ron Brendle Quartet: “Pocket Full of Cherry”

From the album A Tribute to the Bassists of Jazz Vol. 1
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Ron Brendle, a freelance bassist in the Charlotte area, has performed and recorded with many notable jazz artists of international stature, including John Abercrombie, Chris Potter, Clark Terry, Hank Crawford, Andrew Hill, Charlie Byrd, Lee Konitz, Charlie Rouse, Mose Allison, Dom Flemons, Russell Malone, TS Monk, Joe Locke, and Frank Kimbrough.

Ron is also the recipient of two North Carolina Arts Council Jazz Composer Fellowship Grants.

He graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor Degree in music and studied bass with Charlie Haden at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

“Brendle is a monster bassist, whether using the bow or playing with his fingers.”
—Ron Wynn, JazzTimes

“Brendle’s choice to remain in Charlotte has limited his exposure to wider audiences, which no doubt would find him to be a bassist of note were he to live in New York. Nonetheless, Here is the work of a progressive bassist with much imagination to share with appreciative listeners.”
—Bill Donaldson, Jazz Improv Magazine