Babel Label

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Babel Label
Founded 1994 (1994)
Founder Oliver Weindling
Genre Jazz
Country of origin UK
Location London, England
Official website

Babel Label is a jazz record label founded in 1994 by Oliver Weindling.[1]

Weindling was a banker in England in the 1980s when his interest in jazz expanded beyond a hobby. He became acquainted with musicians from the British big band Loose Tubes and with Iain Ballamy and Billy Jenkins. Motivated by the difficulty of releasing music, he started the label and named it after the Biblical tower.[2]

Babel's catalog includes albums by Billy Jenkins, Steve Argüelles, Julian Argüelles, Huw Warren, Christine Tobin, Polar Bear, and Phil Robson. Held on the Tips of Fingers by Polar Bear and Knee-Deep in the North Sea by Portico Quartet were nominated for the Mercury Prize.[2]

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  1. ^ Margasak, Peter (May 2014) "Babel Records Banks on the Long Term". DownBeat. p. 18.
  2. ^ a b Baekgaard, Jakob (24 September 2012). "Babel Label: New Songs from the Tower of Sound". All About Jazz. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 

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