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Label Watch: Nagel-Heyer Records

Hans Nagel-Heyer

Like many other enterprises that just sort of come into being, Nagel-Heyer Records, of Hamburg, Germany, was never planned. The label’s gestation actually came about as a serendipitous byproduct of a commercial jazz radio station that had trouble making ends meet.

Its co-owner, Sabine Nagel-Heyer, was running the station-which played jazz 24 hours a day, featuring mainstream, good Dixieland, and, for the kids after school, two hours of modern jazz. Her duties evolved to include every aspect of station life, including programming, guests, marketing, paying bills, and whatever else needed to be done.

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