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Little Grooves

by Alpha Locomotive

Instrumental funk, synthesizers, electronic piano, clavinette, hammond b3, acoustic drums, electric bass.
Genre: Jazz: Acid Jazz
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1. Liquid
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2. T's Up?
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3. Life On the Swamp
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4. Six
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5. Star
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6. Froglion
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7. Ungroove
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Adam Berzowski got his start in 1992 playing clubs, festivals and hotels in Milwaukee and Madison, WI. with istrumental group "Spinnakoepeal Jive". In 1994 the band recorded theme music for "Spectravision On Cue with Jonathan Winters" which aired throughout the U.S.A., Mexico and Canada. In late 1997 Adam joined blues rock group "The Chris Aaron Band" later renamed "American Standard". The group featured singer Corey Sterling of Kenny Wayne Shepard fame as well as Bill Lordan of Robin Trower fame. American Standard disbanded in 2002. Since then Adam has been focussed on recording, and playing with a variety of groups from Atlantic City to Las Vegas and back home in the greater Milwaukee area with: The Don Moore Soultet, Reverser, Robert Allen Jr. Band (Zoot Suit Boogie), Solo Piano, The Tina Turner Show and Review, The Diamonds, Union, and Alpha Transit. Recordings from "The Chris Aaron Band/ American Standard and Reverser can be easily found if you do a google search on these titles. ........... Alpha Locomotive is Adam's current on going recording project. The music ranges in many different styles. There are currently two Alpha Locomotive cd's available "Little Grooves" and "Ride Control" and a third on the way. "Little Grooves" is basically just that: little grooves in a dirty funk. "Ride Control" is a much cleaner recording and the material is much more relaxed. The third cd, yet to be titled is predominantly swing, blues, gospel, and jazz. You can expect to hear acoustic piano, Hammond organ, just a touch of synthesizer, drums and bass. Quite a contrast from the last two recordings of Rhodes, Wurli, clav, analog synthesizers, drums and bass. The music is all performed NOT PROGRAMMED. These are real musicians playing and creating by hand. Performers on Alpha Locomotive recordings are: Adam Berzowski...keys Dave Schoepke...drums Geoff Howard...bass Tim Rush...drums Zaya...vox Don Moore, donmooremusic.com ...guitar Diedre Fellner...vox, fixintowail.com Yogi, John Jensen...vox Max Misko...guitar Randy Komberec...guitar Matt Miller...bass Dennis Sindberg...flute All of the graphic art on the Alpha Locomotive cd's is created and put together by Ben Pardell.

REVIEW FROM SHEPARD EXPRESS AUGUST 2007:
Alpha Transit
Hell on Wheels
by Jason Seed

August 09, 2007
The opening cut on Alpha Transit's debut album begins with a wash of ascending, extendedly dark harmonies that plunge into a relentless space-funk groove. The entire album is a blast and offers a full plate to groove-minded and intent listeners alike. With styles ranging from the aforementioned funk to the Eastern European/jazz-flavored "F.A.F." to the aptly bluesy "Another Fricken Blues," the playing is tight and consistently intriguing. Milwaukee guitarist Kirk Tatnall adds his unique blend of styles to the lineup of Geoff Howard on bass, Adam Berzowski on keys and Tim Rush on drums. If you get a chance to see Alpha Transit play locally, jump on it—the show is sure to combine exceptional musicianship and a great vibe
REVIEW FROM MAXIMUM INK MAGAZINE MARCH 2006: Wanna hear some funky-ass shit? Check out Milwaukee's Alpha Locomotive. Hard to say exactly what's going on here, but it's very cool. Jazz-meets-funk, tweaked with shades of Beck-like rants by way of Vox Humana. Can you dig it? I knew that you could… If this stuff feels good in your pocket, check out the related project Alpha Transit. It's just as funky, with a tight punch and stellar musicianship at an accessible level usually ignored by the genre. Everything is wide open here, with soaring guitar solos, funkalicious rhythms and actual melody lines that banter from player to player as they pass solo efforts to and fro. Sort of makes you want to go out and buy modern jazz records. Well, buy one cool new record at their CD release party at Milwaukee's BBC, where they celebrate their self-titled debut March 23.

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Kurt from Pennsylvania

Where have these guys been?
Little Grooves is a bit of an understatement. Big, fat, funky riffs abound in this exciting entry into the acid jazz/funk arena. Lots of cool interplay (courtesy of keyboardist Adam Berzowski) between the B3, synth, and clavinette. Bassist Geoff Howard and drummers Dave Schoepke and Tim Rush lay a solid funk foundation on which Berzowski and company really go to town. From the catchy groove of the opening track, Liquid, to the funky simmer of Star, to the closer, LW Groove, your only regret in buying this CD will be that there is not more of it. Highly recommended.
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