Isn´t it about time for some oud? Iraqi Khyam Allami, who lives in London now, recently released the album "Resonance/Dissonance" (Nawa Recordings 2011).
I don´t know if this is all composed material, or if it´s partly improvised, but the music is beautiful anyway!
Me, being an untrained oud listener, enjoy parts of this album as a kind of exotic ambient, and that´s meant as no offence!
I downloaded the music, but be smarter and get the CD, and you will get a DVD too (see some of it below).