مشاهدة جميع الاصدارات : "Kiourntou" Improvisation

29-04-2010, 17:31
By Kalaitzis Nikos (Καλαϊτζής Νίκος)

Personally I know the mode as "Giournti" but I think that's just because us Greeks kinda picked up what we liked from the east, without being very methodical or careful.

30-04-2010, 13:10
Where does Giournti mode come from? I've never heard that name before. To me this taximi sounds like husseini with a small modulation to karcigar and that's about it. No disrespect, I thought it was very nice.

01-05-2010, 02:59
I am afraid I can't give an answer to that. Maybe it's a case of "Broken Telephone"; as the maqams were transmitted to the west through the ottoman Empire, the Greeks got a less than verbatim version of them.

This site has some info on the Greek version of the modes.