There’s no denying that Ramsey Lewis is a jazz legend. At age 81, Lewis has been a vital part of the jazz scene for sixty years, delivering dozens of albums as a composer and pianist. One of his latest works, Taking Another Look, saw Lewis continuing to reinvent his iconic sound.Interestingly enough, the deluxe edition of Taking Another Look features alternate takes on the songs from the album. One of the bands featured on the album was TAUK, the progressive instrumental fusion quartet based out of Long Island. “We are honored to be a part of this new record. Ramsey Lewis is giant in the Jazz community and beyond. It cannot be overstated how much his music has influenced musicians around the world for his entire career, all of us included. His music is meaningful, has soul, and has lasted the test of time. There is no one, and will never be another like him.”TAUK put their unique spin on the composition “Sharing Her Journey,” transforming the jazz classic in true TAUK fashion. Though the deluxe album was released last year, it will make its way into the digital realm this Friday!To get you excited for this new release, we have the honor of premiering TAUK’s take on this Ramsey Lewis track. Listen to the band’s cover of “Sharing Her Journey” in the player below.Don’t miss TAUK performing with The Naughty Professor on November 12th in New Orleans! More information can be found here.
HealthStatus of Vermonters Report Tracks Public Health Successes & ChallengesVermont Celebrates Public Health Week April7-13 with Real-Life Stories, Events Midway to 2010, The Health Status ofVermonters shows that Vermontis doing measurably better than the rest of the nation in 19 areas andmeasurably worse in two. The report is available online at HealthVermont.govand from the Vermont Department of Health’s district offices. Gov. Douglas also proclaimed April 7 – 13 Public Health Week in Vermont. Every dayduring the week, the Health Department will feature stories and events thatbring the health status data to life. For on online copy of The Health Statusof Vermonters, featured stories and events during Public Health Week go toHealthVermont.gov. The 44-page booklet shows data and trends through 2005 (generally themost recent available data) to present a picture of the health of Vermonters.The report measures how the state is doing in key areas, progress in meetingnearly 100 public health goals, and where we stand compared the nation as awhole. Montpelier, Vt. — April, 3, 2008. Gov. Jim Douglas and Health Commissioner SharonMoffatt, RN, MSN today released The HealthStatus of Vermonters — a report by the Vermont Department ofHealth that tracks progress on key public health measures related to illnessand disease, clinical preventive services, health insurance, access to medicalcare and personal health behaviors. “Vermonters are getting healthier — but we’re not yetas healthy as we can be,” said Commissioner Moffatt. “One of themost important jobs in public health is to analyze trends and use what we learnto improve the health of the population. This is the time to celebrate ourgains and also to take a clear-eyed look at our challenges.” # # # “Vermontis rightfully earning its reputation as the healthiest state in thenation,” said Gov. Douglas. “We’ve come a long way, thanks toVermont’spublic health leadership and workforce — and the efforts of many ingovernment and in our communities. However, we still face challenges as thisnew report quantifies.” read more