Producer/songwriter Salaam Remi has created a soulful version of the Beatles' "Come Together" to be performed tonight (Sept. 6) during VH1's Fashion Rocks concert by Jennifer Hudson and Aerosmith guit

Producer/songwriter Salaam Remi has created a soulful version of the Beatles' "Come Together" to be performed tonight (Sept. 6) during VH1's Fashion Rocks concert Jennifer Hudson and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry.

Remi produced 10 songs on Amy Winehouse's 2003 debut, "Frank," and half of her second album, "Back To Black," including next single "Tears Dry on Their Own." He recently filled in as executive music supervisor for New Line Cinema's "Rush Hour 3," producing the film's theme song, "Less Than An Hour" (performed by Nas and Cee-Lo).

He is currently in the studio completing Nas' greatest hits collection and new solo album. He is also fine-tuning songs he created for Hudson's J Records debut, as well as working on projects for Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz, Leona Lewis, Nina Sky, Spragga Benz, David Sean and the Champagne Flutes.


-- Mariel Concepcion, N.Y.







Rapper/producer Pharrell Williams has teamed with Moet Hennessy USA for a multi-layered marketing campaign. The promotion, for which Pharrell will create all the music, includes seven Internet spots featured on FlauntYourTaste.com and three TV commercials.

Currently on the Web site is "Lost Weekend," a 90-second spot of young musicians partying at a luxury mansion. The other online video will expand on the back-story of some of the characters on "Weekend." Print ads will appear in magazines such as GQ, Vanity Fair and Vibe.


-- Mariel Concepcion, N.Y.







Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette's 2001 set at the Montreux Jazz Festival will be released Oct. 16 via ECM. In explaining why the show is now just now seeing release, Jarrett says he held onto the 13-song, double-disc collection "until the right moment presented itself."

On "Live at Montreux," the famed trio tackles standards like "Honeysuckle Rose," Thelonious Monk's "Straight, No Chaser," "My Foolish Heart" and "Ain't Misbehavin'." Later this fall, ECM will also release "Setting Standards," a boxed set bundling the albums "Standards Vol. 1," "Standards Vol. 2" and "Changes," all of which were recorded during a single 1983 session.

Here is the track list for "Live at Montreux":

Disc one:
"Four"
"My Foolish Heart"
"Oleo"
"What's New"
"The Song Is You"
"Ain't Misbehavin'"

Disc two:
"Honeysuckle Rose"
"You Took Advantage of Me"
"Straight, No Chaser"
"Five Brothers"
"Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry"
"On Green Dolphin Street"
"Only the Lonely"


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.