Charles Carlton – Cleveland Orchestra
Matt Medlock – Naples Philharmonic
Ira Gold – National Symphony
Jeff Kail – Kansas City Symphony
My stand partner Scott Best has been principal bass of the Memphis Symphony since the beginning of IRIS. The two of us have been the core bass section for the past seven seasons.
By the way, this photo is the only bit of terrain in the drive from Chicago to Memphis. Anyone who has driven I 57 between these cities knows this hill. It occurs about 30 miles from the Illinois/Missouri border around Cairo. This is a view from the south. You can see how the land rises up to the Illinois plains plateau. If it is raining in the south it will often quit after ascending this hill, and if it is snowing in the north it will often switch to rain after descending this hill.