For over twenty years, (the Swiss) Mike Wider has been producing innovative contemporary and improvised music on his label Creative Works Records. The European music tradition – from a personal style of jazz to roots folk music to classical avant-garde – stands central across the breadth of his discography. Little known artists must not only be discovered, but consistently challenged over a long period of time, so that contrasting aspects of their personality can be brought to the musical surface. In this way, the spectrum of his catalog is constantly shaped and expanded. Internationally known names help stamp the label with its unmistakable profile.