Babel Label (site last updated-26 February 2010)

"A Good Thing, devoted to some of the most creative music around." (Penguin Guide To Jazz on CD)
"...the Cliche-free independent" (The Guardian)
"...their low-key approach to marketing has not stopped signings such as Polar Bear receiving recognition beyond the hopes of most jazz players." (The Independent)

NEWS & TOURS (last updated - 1 October 2010)abel in 2010: Golden Age of Steam, Twelves Trio, Paula Rae Gibson,
Amit Chaudhuri Live at the Vortex on Saturday 2 October to launch new CD on Babel. Buy tickets here.
The Golden Age of Steam New Raspberry Tongue CD now available in our CD shop to purchase
here
trioVD 2010 tour @The Vortex 26th Feb tonight plus rest of International touring dates here
Richard Fairhurst's Triptych
CD now available to purchase online moreRichard Fairhurst Trio
Babel CDs for 2010:
Golden Age of Steam,Twelves Trio,Paula Rae Gibson,Richard Fairhurst's Triptych more

Tom Arthurs Babel artist (duo Mesmer with Richard Fairhurst) commission with BBC Concert Orchestra

Recent Releases click here for full catalogue

Chris Batchelor-Steve Buckley
Big Air

BDV2880
& Jim Black,Myra Melford,Oren Marshall
5* review:The Guardian,BBC Music Mag
'the best British jazz record for 20 years'- Brian Morton

Now's The Time II
(compiled by Kevin LeGendre)
Various Artists

Babel/Vortex
"...music that pushes at the boundaries while still being very radio-friendly" Peter Bacon.
AVAILABLE FOR JUST £5 ONLINE

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Phil Robson

Six Strings and the Beat

BDV 2876

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Outhouse
Outhouse

BDV 2873
Led Bib
Sizewell Tea

BDV 9612

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Christine Tobin
Secret Life of a Girl

BDV

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Fraud
Fraud

BDV 2766
Partisans
Max
BDV 2553

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Polar Bear
Held On the Tips of Fingers
BDV 2552

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Acoustic Ladyland
Last Chance Disco
BDV 2555

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Portico Quartet
Knee Deep in the North Sea

BDV Vortex/Babel 2769

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Paula Rae Gibson
Maybe Too Nude

BDV 2871

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Welcome to the website for the Babel Label, London's award-winning independent jazz (and beyond) recording company. We've got loads going on here. You can get up-to-date information on all our album releases, biographies as you would expect from a label's website, but you can also buy online CDs and download HIGH QUALITY tracks DIRECTLY from this site. You can also find Babel on myspace where you can check out some new album tracks , the label director Oliver's blog, where he pontificates on the world (especially of jazz), and you can follow 'Babellabel' on twitter as well as information on our club, about a new CD shop run by the label of hard-to-get indie jazz CDs (both online and at the Vortex), and much, much more...so start exploring right now

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Partisans
By Proxy
BDV
**** Times/The Guardian
'One of the UK 's finest bands' (Jazzwise)

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Zed-U
Night Time in the Middle Passage
BDV2982

"...a band that knows how to make punchy music without all the usual cliches" The Guardian,June 2009

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trioVD
Fill It Up With Ghosts
BDV2985 new

'...flashes of dark genius at work' (Time Out)****

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Amit Chaudhuri
This is Not Fusion
new
'Chaudhuri's 'non-fusion' music creates a striking metaphor for the urban sensibility, which today is increasingly the condition of everybody, even those who stay at home.' (Daily Telegraph)

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Richard Fairhurst's Triptych
Amusia
BDV1087 new
"an exciting newly formed contemporary jazz trio"
(Time Out)


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Paula Rae Gibson
You Gather My Darkness Like Snow Watch it Melt

BDV 1080 new
New book by Paula Rae Gibson. Contains Novella, photographs, and CD with Ivo Neame and Jim Hart.
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