Igloo Records

Igloo Records is a record label run by Sowarex in Brussels, Belgium that concentrates on jazz and world music. Igloo is the best-known of five imprints run by Sowarex. According to one of its founders[1], the label was developed when the local scene was enhanced by the arrival of American jazzmen that include JR Montrose and Chet Baker.

Igloo Records
Founded1978 (1978)
Distributor(s)In Akustik (Germany), Discovery (UK), New Arts International & LC Music (Benelux), Naxos (Canada), Distrijazz (Spain), Socadisc (France), Jazz World (Hong Kong), Narrator (Hungary), Koshin, Flau & Marquee (Japan), Believe (digital)
GenreJazz, world, experimental
Country of originBelgium
Official websitewww.igloorecords.be

Together, the labels have released almost 300 CDs over a period spanning 40 years.


  1. Pfeiffer, Bruno. "Ça va jazzer - Le label de jazz bruxellois IGLOO, source de chaleur - Libération.fr". jazz.blogs.liberation.fr (in French). Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  2. "Rainland". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
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