ii7-v7-i ?

anyone explain how this fits into harmony theory?
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yes ii7 v7 i

secondary dominant... in other words "a7 is the dominant of the g7 dominant of the g tonic"

"a7 is the dominant of the d7 dominant of the tonic g"
or you could write:

v7/v    v7    i


v7/v    v7/i     i
you could write the first one.  the "v7/i" would be redundant.
i always use the first one, but i have seen the second one occasionally. propably because the person who wrote it wanted to be "crystal clear". it is redundant, i agree.
along with the above,i'd also view it in terms of the cycle of fifths  
and how,given the blues-based nature of jazz harmony(re-use of dom 7),progressions can be changed in terms of chord quality so that what would be a 2-5-1 becomes a progression of dom 7(including the i chord if you want).........
what makes it hawaiian? you see that progression in practically every style of western music.
it's used as a intro and/or turn around in traditional hawaiian songs.  

gabby pahinui and peter moon  
that's right. a guy playing hawaiian slide called it "two five one" at a jam session and explained it the same as mojazz.

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