Kazuhito Yamashita The great classical guitarist Kazuhito Yamashita playing La Boda de Luis Alonso. Wild. October 16, 2010 Classical Guitar 10 Comments Continue Reading Previous PostAmanda CookNext PostNikita Koshkin – Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp Minor This Post Has 10 Comments Pingback: Tweets that mention Kazuhito Yamashita | Guitarist.com – Blog -- Topsy.com JPD 16 Oct 2010 I’d like to add a thought. In another online forum, guitarist John Marsh Bigelow said of Yamashita’s playing: “You can’t get there from here.” Ayuh. Being a New Hampshireman myself, that saying is an old friend of mine. Sometimes, just seeing someone break an unbreakable barrier is enough to give the rest of us a way forward. It happened for the world with Roger Bannister and the 4-minute mile, for instance, and it happened for me and many other guitarists with Paco de Lucia. Before Paco, after trying my damnedest, I didn’t think it was possible for anyone to make scales sound the way they sounded in my head. But Yamashita? “You can’t get there from here.” Perfect. I wish I’d thought of it for the blog post. I’m stealing it… just a little.. 🙂 ersan 21 Oct 2010 Kazuhito Yamashita is one of the best guitar players. Actually it is true that “You can’t get there from here.” And his speed makes me dream…But listening to Pepe also makes me dream… John Witherston 14 Dec 2010 Yamashita plays so recklessly and forced. For example the playing here… There is no trace of “La boda de Luis Alonso” the classic zarzuela by Gerónimo Giménez. All this is – instead – is Yamashita, freak-clown of the classical. Thankfully some toplevel reviews feel the same way… JPD 14 Dec 2010 Mr. Witherston: For those wanting to hear the music as it should be, would you please post a link to a suitable video? Something like this, perhaps? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iu124sQxWM Anonymous 25 Feb 2011 Download the video “The Four Seasons” by Kazuhito Yashita & Larry Coryell for free. http://www.filefactory.com/file/caae976/n/Kazuhito_Y._amp_Larry_C._-_Vivaldi.rm William Bajzek 17 Mar 2011 I am a big fan of Yamashita, although I think perhaps not of everything he does is equally successful. That said, he’s one of the few guitarists who is instantly recognizable, and there is something to be said for that. Everyone may not like what he has to say, but at least he has something to say. JPD 17 Mar 2011 I think he has two modes of performing — a showbiz mode and a serious mode. I saw him on his tour with James Galway and he played his New World Symphony extravaganza. It was a circus. But when he plays seriously, wow. It’s all there. Jonathan Wadder 2 Oct 2011 And what is John Witherston’s legacy? The truth is no one will ever remember YOUR name. juan 26 Oct 2013 ANTONIO RIOSECO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLv7m97tKSI a true yamashitan Leave a Reply Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.