I think that this could be the first Jazz entry in The Academy
In the GPO chat on Friday (Sept 9th) the subject of Jazz symphonies and extended forms came up.
I am no scholar, but I would like to recommend an album called "The Way Up" by the Pat Metheny Group as a superlative example of an extended Jazz composition/performance. It is a continuous piece lasting 68' 10" (although marked as 4 separate tracks on the cd for navigation purposes).
I was fortunate enough to see this performed live by the group and was awed by the emotional power of the piece.
It would be great if anyone would like to discuss this composition/recording here in The Academy.