Crossroads of Solitude
SHIRO TOMITA's debut production, Crossroads of Solitude, marks the beginning of a new musical evolution. Robert Silverstein of 20th Century Guitar Magazine wrote, 'A fine guitar album brimming with all kind of diverse solo guitar styles, Crossroads of Solitude from California-based Shiro Tomita makes a good case for the guitar as the ultimate translator of musical genres. Highlights of this 12 track CD feature solo sonic electric guitar instrumentals of classics like 'Hotel California,' 'Dust in the Wind,' 'Needle And The Damage Done,' and 'California Dreamin',' while others offer excellent classical rock covers of 'Concierto de Aranjuez' and 'Lagrima.' As Tomita aptly depicts - whether playing intstrumental rock standards or classical favorites from centuries past, the venerable guitar - both electric and classical - just can't be beat!' Shiro Tomita is an honor graduate of University of California at Irvine in the field of guitar performance ~ he is a highly versatile guitarist and a well respected teacher in Hollywood, California. This album is an ultimate anthology of innovative guitar instrumentals inspired by the traditions of Andre Segovia, Paco de Lucia, the Beatles, and Pink Floyd.