Nashaz نشاز | Oud Jazz مقام جاز



Free download! Stream or download a live version of "Al-Ghayb" below:

This is from the rehearsal sessions for
the album, and has some great playing
by George Mel and a burning alto sax
solo by Nathan Herrera.

You can check out a live performance of a new tune in our repertoire, "Khaliji", below. This is from our show at Matt Garrison's ShapeShifter Lounge:

Our recent album, Nashaz, was voted as one of the top 10 of 2013 by both KMUW's Global Village and the WNYC's New Sounds "Listener Poll"! Thanks to the DJs who played the music and everyone who voted. You can listen to some tracks in the music player up top, or preview the whole album via the "music" button or by clicking here.

To order a CD, T-shirt or see other special offers, check out our music store. Thanks again to all our supporters who made the recording possible.

Here's what people are saying about the music:

"One of the best new Arabic Jazz CD's I have heard in 10 years" and "Brian Prunka is the best American-born oud player I have ever heard"
    —Ray Rashid, Rashid Music (America's largest distributor of Arabic music since 1934)

"A vibrant fusion of Arabic music and jazz, Nashaz is at times mysterious, at times racing, always fresh and adventurous. Highly recommended."
    —Midwest Book Review (

"Sounds unlike anything else. . . as listenable as it is engaging. Strong melodies that are both memorable and easy to hum along to . . . will leave the listener wanting more. Highly Recommended."
    —Dave Sumner, Bird Is the Worm blog (

"Wild, engaging stuff that simply clicks . . . a must"
    —Midwest Record

"Nashaz has taken up the gauntlet and run with it. Lyrical and poetic . . . there is an authenticity of this music that can only come with an intimate experience of tradition and culture. An impressive accomplishment."
    —Dawoud Kringle, DooBeeDooBeeDoo Online Magazine (

"The music is fascinating . . . excellent throughout."
    —Rick Anderson, CD Hotlist (

"My new go-to disc . . . It's got under my skin!"
    —Alistair Johnston, Muzikifan blog (

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