You may know that the group, Weather Report, gained a great deal of fame with its first fusion album, Stormy Weather, with Birdland as its main piece. No, well neither did I.
I found this video on another web site and was taken by the amazing opening that looked for all the world like a fashion show. Very cool idea.
The conductor is my kind of musician. It is a long piece but more than worth the effort. Jazz it seems has no geographic boundaries.