Post-playlist - are we there yet?

The algorithm will not be televised Accessing jazz via playlists misses the point - discussed in the latest episode of our podcast In the photo top we're thinking certainly in the landscape and light of the work of the great Irish painter Liam …

Published: 10 Sep 2022. Updated: 17 days.

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The algorithm will not be televised

Accessing jazz via playlists misses the point - discussed in the latest episode of our podcast

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In the photo top we're thinking certainly in the landscape and light of the work of the great Irish painter Liam Blake whose 'A Turn in the Path' is above.

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Billy Pod, Elysium, Puzzlemuzik ****

Track of the day not a case at all of beware Greeks brandishing drum kits. Quite the reverse. That's because Billy Pod aka Vasileios Podaras comes over elegantly here on a formidable Wurly soaked track. On the keys is the supple Rupert Cox while …

Published: 9 Sep 2022. Updated: 17 days.

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Track of the day not a case at all of beware Greeks brandishing drum kits. Quite the reverse. That's because Billy Pod aka Vasileios Podaras comes over elegantly here on a formidable Wurly soaked track. On the keys is the supple Rupert Cox while the glorious guitar harmonies are provided by the dreamy axe wielder to have broken through most on the London scene last year Tom Ollendorff who is superb here in a Jakob Bro-type reverie happy as a freely flowing Pod in an Asaf Sirkis-type style dances around him. A discreet Mirko Scarcia is in tow on bass. A very fine introduction to Quintessence, the new Pod album out in November. The ballad is an original of the drummer's and very lovely it is too. The upcoming album also includes a version of Sibelius' 'Valse Triste.'

Hear Pod on tour beginning in Nottingham on Monday. More dates are on the drummer's website. Billy Pod, photo: press