any of you harmonically broken down the tune 'infant eyes' by wayne shorter? such a pretty tune with unusual progressions... on the surface, it doesn't seem to have lot of the usual suspects (ii-v-i, iii-vi-ii-v, etc.)
i have been trying to learn it from the 'jazz piano book'. any insights will be appreciated.
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the tunes is based on some parallel chord motions ften descending (g dorian to f dorian to eb maj7) and or "suprise" chords (a7b9 to gb maj7). it moves (searches) its way into dfferent keys or modes. the bridge uses a eb peadl tone in the bass much like the way the last 4 ars of dolphin dance. the only proper cadences occur in the last bars of the a and b sections.

it does not follow traditional ii v i cycles. it can be tricky to solo on.
pat metheny tunes are similar....
i looked it up in the real book 2- i haven't ever played this tune, but i sure recognize that emaj7/eb chord, he uses that exact same chord- a maj7 chord with the 7 in the bass- at the end of "witch hunt" and it's also in the bridge of "chief crazy horse." i never know what to do over that chord. it's not quite the same as the end of dolphin dance, i think you're talking about the c7/eb in the second to last bar of that tune? i like a phrygian sound on that chord, but phrygian doesn't sound quite right to me on these wayne shorter tunes.
hi yaw,

i've recently learned infant eyes from levine's book too. it's a beautiful tune - i use the word beautiful because it definitely contains some musical truths and is very different from all other songs i have attempted so far. i love the little turnaround to get back to the fm7 at the very end.

as to it's structure, it's a mystery to me too - i think the key to it might be understanding what all those sus chords are doing...
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