June 20, 2011

A Jazzy Teresa Teng!

Another interesting concert in the local music scene!

Fancy a jazzy Teresa Teng? Look no further than Pop Pop Music's (PPM) latest musical showcase "A Jazzy sound of Teresa Teng" on the 6th of August 2011, to be held at Bentley Music Auditorium.

It is too simplistic to look at PPM as just a niche audiophile music label. Fact is, they have penetrated widely into the mainstream consciousness with a large legion of non-audiophile supporters, 7 good-selling albums, a series of full-house concerts, increasing corporate exposures (the same way as how Dama Orchestra builds its portfolio and foundation) and a wide media coverage. Its latest glory includes having 4 albums listed in Hong Kong's Audiophile (Fatt Siew Yum Heong) "CD Bible" and Taiwan's Audio Art (Yin Xiang Lun Tan) magazine, and a 3-page coverage in The Edge financial daily. Like it or not, it is by far the most unconventional and exciting music label in Malaysia, in a time when all music labels are suffering from bad business and seeking survival.

According to Leslie Loh, the head honcho of PPM, in a recent interview, "A Jazzy Sound of Teresa Teng" aims to change how traditional music lovers perceive Teresa Teng music. He doesn't want a "traditional" and "predictable" interpretation of Teresa Teng. If anything, this man is anything but traditional or predictable.

His cast of musicians have now become the De Facto "Chinese Jazz standards" team in Malaysian. Led by Pianist and musical director Tay Cher Siang, aided by famed Sabahan guitarist Roger Wang, with vocals from the petite-yet-impressive Winnie Ho from 2V1G. Tay, in particular, has now become a household name in the local Jazz scene. He is widely recognized as the most talented jazz pianist in the scene and the leader of the most active jazz trio in Malaysia, having toured 25 countries in just a short span of 2 years. Leslie Loh relies heavily on this man, as you can tell from his recent productions. He has proven time and again that he has a knack in picking and grooming the best of the local talents.

Our team of writers at Hi-Fi Unlimited have all been invited to this grand event and we look forward with bated breath!

Local Hi-Fi dealer, CMY Audio and Visual, is the major sponsor for this concert.

For ticketing info, please visit poppopmusic.

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