The birth of MND FLO began as a trio between Pianist Sharik Hasan, Bassist Alexander L. J. Tóth, and Drummer Anthony A. Tóth. For them, it was one of those stories where they met and everything just clicked from the start. The trio originally met in Boston, while studying at the Berklee College of Music - a time of endless musical experimentation, and the beginning of a meaningful friendship that has lasted throughout the years.
Sharik Hasan is one of the leading pianists and composers of his generation to emerge from India. He spent several years working as a jazz and classical musician in France and the USA while also working in Indian classical musical traditions.
He was awarded scholarship to Berklee College of Music where he was selected to be part of a special honors program, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, under the tutelage of Danilo Pérez. He has performed at venues all over the world including the Blue Note (New York), Panama Jazz Festival, and Nancy Jazz Festival (France).
“MND FLO creates one of the greatest amalgams of jazz ability, winning compositions, and stylistic coherence not heard in ages… The second coming of the Headhunters or Weather Report? Perhaps.
– JazzTimes Magazin
The shimmering “SMDAMA”, illustrates the quartet’s 21st-century update of the Modern Jazz Quartet model - stately, artful and illustrative of four musicians melding their individual sensibilities into a seamless whole.”
- Jazziz Magazine
“To categorize this mélange of sophisticated, surprising, syncopated sound is to not do it justice. Its eight tracks are a journey that achieves its state of “FLO” right quick and keeps the listener fully entertained and satisfied to the very last drop." - Goldmine Magazine
"This is jazz unashamed to admit it’s from 2018.”
- Burning Ambulance
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