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Take Five With Geoffrey Armes

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Instrument(s): Guitars, Percussion, Keyboards, Voice.

I knew I wanted to be a musician when... It was emotional and inarticulate in that I heard sounds and knew that's where I wanted to live; it wasn't until I was in my early twenties that I realized I had both the courage and the compulsion to make a go of it. In other words this sense of "where I want to live" meant "me" creating music.

Your sound and approach to music: What I like to hear is an environment or soundscape or aural world that's autonomous, hermetic. I'm also impatient with narrowing definitions like "song," yet I love accessibility!

Your dream band: It would be full of player all being themselves as they listened to each other and the demands of the music unfolding from them.

What do you think is the most important thing you are contributing musically? Noor, because it's the most deeply felt. I've got "more better" gear now, and technique, but I'm waiting for the "more better" project...

How would you describe the state of jazz today? Jazz is perhaps a an ever expanding label for "music" as so many other "musical" forms ossify around us.

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