From the recording The Exquisite Now
Because of the dark-sounding B-Phrygian intro, the first part has a quality of mystery, of expectation. Everything is poised, uncertain - waiting. The mood then brightens, morphing to a warm, shimmering E-major. Once across this threshold we enter an ineffable, peaceful realm, portrayed as an oceanic, synesthetic wash of light-as-sound.
It is here in the E-major part that Becoming Radiant borrows a melody from ‘In a Silent Way’, composed by the late, great Josef Zawinul. He also recorded it, but the best-known recording is by legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.