Mekaal Hasan (Guitars, Composition,Arrangements); Javed Bashir (Lead Vocals); Mohd.Ahsan Papu (Flute); Pete Locket (Multipercussion); Michael Mondesir (Bass); Sameer Ahmed (Bass); Gumby (Drums); Javed Akhtar (Keyboards,Percussion, Composition)
Album engineered,mixed and produced by Mekaal Hasan at Digital Fidelity Studios, Lahore, Pakistan
The band thought it best to reproduce an excerpt from the rave reviews following their debut records' release.
"Sampooran, the Mekaal Hasan Band's (MHB) debut record, crashes through with remarkable precision and unmistakable passion. It is a deep, intense album drenched in emotional, spiritual tones, which aims to re invent the lexicon of Eastern Classical-Western rock fusion.
Imagine what would happen if fusion met up with John McLaughlin's Mahvishnu Orchestra or Woodstock-era Santana, and then decided to jam on some mellow Vai? That is one way of describing what the MHB sounds like. In truth, they have to be heard, and heard live, if one wishes to truly grasp the sonic depth of this group's musician ship. The brainchild of guitarist Mekaal Hasan, the band and the album are the realization of his dream. Consisting of 8 sprawling, atmospheric tracks, Sampooran is an album way, way ahead of its time." (Qasim Moini, Dawn Images)