I have to thank sosmus for suggesting that I try my hand at composing in the jazz idiom.
This is my first serious jazz effort. I am trying to capture the improvisational feel and the fun that jazz players have when in the groove.
It is a short piece for flute, clarinet, bass, piano and drums. The structure is five 8-bar sections: intro without the piano, full combo does the main theme, clarinet and flute featured, the rhythm section featured, repeat main theme plus a brief ending.
The piece seems complete which is why I call it a haiku. I have the feeling that trying to lengthen it will be like stretching a haiku into a sonnet. Well, I may change my mind, composer's prerogative, but for now I think I will move on to compose another piece for this same combo.
The instruments are all GPO.
The mp3 is here