"NEW FACE IN TOWN"
in at the Cub Bar of the MGM Grande Hotel one of these nights
and feast your ears! A new young singer from Texas is
appearing there, by the name of Carole Holley, and it’s the
most refreshing sound that I’ve come across in quite a
while. Carole is
a fine singer, with good jazz feel, possessor of a clear,
pleasant voice, and is backed by an excellent trio – a
trio just like in the old days.
No electric gimmicks.
The guys get plenty of chances to stretch out and blow.
Very tasty and highly recommended!"
John Linder, Editor
LAS VEGAS JAZZ SOCIETY MAGAZINE
Vol. 3, No. 11
Note From Carole: This
review was years ago! I
must say in hindsight, I’m glad I didn’t know that Mr.
Linder was in the audience or I would have been a nervous
wreck. I had only been singing in nightclubs for 10 weeks when I was
booked into the MGM Grande hotel as a featured solo performer
with my trio from Dallas.
This “new young singer” with the “clear pleasant
voice” is now a 40 something singer with a 40 something
voice. The beat
is backed on piano and B3 organ by Mark Asche, an active performer
and composer in the Twin Cities jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, and
commercial music community. Mark
has performed with Dave Karr, Irv Williams, Eric Gravatte, Ed
Berger, Pete Whitman, Bob Peterson, Phil Hey, Gordy Johnson, Brian
Gallagher, Steve Vecchi, Shirley Witherspoon, and the Hornheads.
He is currently a member of the award winning Cedar Avenue
Big Band, the Senders and the Steve Vecchi orchestra.
Mark has received numerous accolades in such publications as Midwest
Jazz, Blues Review, The Twin Cities Reader, and Adweek
for his performances and compositions.
Filling out the trio,
quartet, or quintet, Carole and Mark draw from a talented pool of
Twin Cities jazz musicians.
perfect mixture of vocal and/or jazz instrumentals for a small
cocktail party, reception or club setting.