So I decided to attempt to write something Jazzy sounding. Despite using saxophone and marimba, it still came out sounding like soundtrack music to a bad suspense film. Listen for yourself to a Jazz Sketch.
I wrote this in July of 2004. Since then, I have recycled it through the wonders of Midi, and I've incorporated parts of it into one movement of my symphony. It's in the "Anxiety" movement. The most striking feature of this tune is that it's at least a minute too long. There really ought to be a prize for anyone who makes it all the way to the end.
But there isn't.
Don't even ask about the symphony.