This 'Moroccan fusion' layers oud and modal jazz improvisation over North African grooves. These two world sounds run simultaneously, with doumbek and oud playing in Arabic tradition while piano, bass, woodwinds, and drums are playing jazz. The response has been very positive from audiences that are cheerfully perplexed by this new idea.
M'oudswing was conceived after a chance meeting between oud player Karim Kadiri and keyboardist, producer Barry Sames in early 2003. The two quickly agreed on the unique collaboration and M'oudswing was born. To complete the band, Kadiri and Sames enlisted Chilean saxophone and EWI player Anibal Rojas, veteran Lebanese percussionist Joe Tayoun, Bassist Dave Brodie, and jazz drummer Najib Salim.