Sampooran from 'Live At Baroda'

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This largely instrumental track is off the band's debut record, and remains a favourite with the fans. The tune features a pun on the number 7,(Sampooran the term itself means belonging to a family of 7), utilizing a 7/8 and then 7/4 groove before dropping a beat to feature another section and then dropping two more beats to come to a more regular sounding 4/4 section which comprises the main body of the tune.
Vocally, a classical composition based on Raag Aiman, features a bandish attributed to the legendary Hazrat Amir Khusro (1253-1325), the father of qawwali. Each instrumentalist also features as a soloist during the course of the tune, with the live version featuring a delicate and beautifully phrased bass solo by Sheldon D'Silva.

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from Mekaal Hasan Band 'Live At Baroda', track released July 29, 2017
Personnel

Sharmistha Chatterjee- Vocals
Mekaal Hasan- Guitars
Mohammad Ahsan Papu-Flutes
Sheldon D'Silva-Bass
Gino Banks-Drums

All tracks written and arranged by Mekaal Hasan Band

Recorded Live At Baroda, India

Mixed and Mastered by Mekaal Hasan at Digital Fidelity Studios, Lahore, Pakistan.

Produced by Mekaal Hasan for Dfs Records

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Mekaal Hasan Band Lahore, Pakistan

The only Indo-Pak band of it's kind featuring the best contemporary musicians from both India and Pakistan!

Mekaal Hasan Band (MHB) was formed in 2000 by guitarist/composer Mekaal Hasan.The music that MHB plays is a progressive mix between the traditional melodic sensibility of the East and the harmonic sophistication of the West.
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