Wirechoir is the reinvention of Tony Rizzi's famous 5 guitar ensemble. The group plays harmonized arrangements of jazz and swing tunes based on the solos of jazz guitarist, Charlie Christian and jazz saxophonist, Charlie Parker solos. Tony Rizzi's original group formed in the 70's and was made up of studio musicians that got together to rehearse, record, and perform these amazing and difficult tunes. Although the group went thru several line up changes throughout it’s tenure, some of the orginal guitarists that played in the group were Tony Rizzi, Jimmy Wylbe, Tim May, Grant Geissman, and Mike Rosati with guest soloists such as Barney Kessel and Joe Pass. Today's group continues the tradition and rehearses every sunday in Los Angeles at Carter's Coyote Pass Studios. The group consists of some of the finest guitar players in the area that include Sid Jacobs, Ken Rosser, Brandon Bernstein, Jimmy Cheesman, Willis Clow, Matt Ritvo, Putter Smith, John Atkinson, and leader Terry Carter.
Some of the venuses that they have performed and recorded at include The Board Stage in Santa Monica, The Alvas Showroom in San Pedro, and Carter’s Coytoe Pass Studios in Los Angeles. You can see clips of the group at www.terrycarter.com/wirechoir and become a fan at www.facebook.com/wirechoir. Some of their tunes include Rose’s Loom, Carvin’ The Bird, Relaxin’ at Camarillo, Round Midnight, Four, I Surrender, Yardbird Suite, 7 Come 11, Four Brothers, and Lemon Cake.