ii7-V7-IM7: Chord Voicings: Basic

Here is the ii7-V7-IM7 progression in the key of C in its most basic form... with chord roots in the bass and closed position stacked chords with voice leading...

jazz chord voicings

In addition to seeing how the chord tones stack up vertically, it is also important to conceive of this progression horizontally in the movement of individual voices through the chords. Follow the flow of each voice (traced by the red arrows)...

jazz chord voicings

Recognizing and internalizing such patterns by sight, sound, and feel (not merely memorizing notes), is essential to mastering this and all kinds of music.