Here is a very cool song that Horace Silver wrote on the occasion of the birth of his son.
The song form is not very complicated. It is AABA form with the A sections being identical, and 16 bars each. The bridge (B section) is only 8 bars, yielding a chorus of 56 bars.
The harmonies may sound a bit angular at first. This is mainly because of the first chord in each of the A sections is a strange one: B13(#11). And the progression in the first 8 bars of the A sections doesn't really progress, per se. It is B13(#11) Cm11 B13(#11) Cm11. That makes for a really mysterious and tense sound at the beginning of each A section. Once you get to bar 9 of the A section, you find a series of ii-V pairs giving that stretch a comfortable feel. Think of it as 8 bars of tension, 8 bars of release, 8 bars of tension, 8 bars of release, then on to the bridge.
And the bridge is even more melodic and welcoming. So the challenge of this song really lies in the first 8 bars of each A section, and specifically that darned B13(#11) which begins the song. That is a very dense chord that doesn't really match the scales we normally practice. As a starting point, you might try a C# Major scale. That actually works pretty well with that chord. From there you can branch out as you get more comfortable with that sound.
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