Music in Action

Posted by: Dave Douglas on May 17, 2010 @ 8:28 am
Filed under: Banff Workshop, Dave Douglas (Artist Thoughts)

Today begins three weeks of jazz and creative music at the Banff Centre.

Last night as I wandered around the park-like campus (a little warily as there is a cougar on the prowl), I saw three elk hanging outside the music building. Lots of people were already inside playing. The amount of music that comes out of here is just astounding, and I’ve got a bunch of new things that I can’t wait to dig into. Clarence Penn, Donny McCaslin, Robert Rodriguez, Matt Brewer, Hank Roberts, and Jeff Parker are all here, too.


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  2. Dear Dave,
    ‘Doug the Cougar, the old male cougar died last April, 14 years old, They found his carcass on April 2 in the Bow River. (Blue ear tag nr 61) He was subject to a research project undertaken by Andrea Kortello since January 2002, as part of her masters-degree thesis seeking to understand cougar -wolf interaction in the central Bow Valley. He was a large dominant male willing to use and hunt in areas close to people without showing any agression towards people or domestic animals. Younger animals would stay well away from his entire home range. Now that Doug’s territory is open it is uncertain what will happen next! (the warning)
    Doug got his nickname because they ‘found’ him in a Douglas tree, to give him a GPS collar.
    It was quite something when all this happened. People really loved this animal. Great article in the Rocky Mountain Outlook. Ig Henneman and I where in Banff during this period. Have a great time and let them students sweat. Best. Ab Baars

    Comment by Ab Baars — May 20, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

  3. Ciao Ab.
    Beware of Doug.

    There’s apparently a new cougar in town, as well as a grizzly bear roaming through the shopping district yesterday.

    I will post a picture.

    All my best.

    Comment by Dave Douglas — May 21, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

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