Hi Res Heart

Martin Pyne – drums, percussion, vibraphone

Martin Archer – saxophones, woodwind

Charlotte Keeffe – trumpet, flugelhorn

Hi Res Heart is a multi-media improvising group where spaciousness and fire co-exist. Even when the music is at its most abstract, the spirit of the blues is never too far away. The horns are direct and melodic in an open ended flow which reacts to the moment, while the unusual percussion set up of drum set, hand percussion and vibraphone provides an ever changing textural and rhythmic counterpoint.

Depending on venue and budget we are joined from time to time by double bassist Michael Bardon, by visual artist Nick Shelton, or by an improvising dancer or other live artist drawn from our many contacts.

About the group:

“The chemistry is magical, the musicianship is second to none, and the interchange between all seeps in like fast blood as spectacular.” – Lee Henderson, BIG BEAUTIFUL NOISE

“Cherish these sounds, for their creators indeed make them sing. “- Darren Bergstein, Downtown Music Gallery, New York

“Hi Res Heart switch on Martin Archer’s soprano inflexions and Charlotte Keeffe’s trumpet, Martin Pyne’s percussion pirouettes through like a dancer in disguise. Beautifully loose limbed lead lines every instrument the trio has at their disposal (to my knowledge 16 and counting) has purpose; deep drone baritone, Ms. Keeffe’s brass pressed into a squeegee ball with vibes and flute emerging like mantra. A circus of sounds where even ‘the riot’ is riotous fun, the ridiculous made into gravitas, improvisation turned into chamber music. Beauty on the edge of horizon.” – Steve Day, 2022