Watch the Yardbird Suite online guitar lesson by Mimi Fox from Jazz Performance
This piece ends with a CMajor chord and so it might seem more likely that I would've ended with a chord or phrase over CMajor. By playing a C7#9 I add some more bluesy bite to the piece and create something unexpected. This makes it fun for my fellow musicians and surprises the audience as well. In this case, I actually surprised myself because this ending was not planned.