This is a tasty little lick with a small grace note that makes all the difference. Feel free to phrase this however you want. You can pull or push on the time depending how you are feeling. Also the chromatic half steps going to the b13 of the G7 sound beautiful as it resolves to the 9 of Cmaj7.
Points for practicing this lick:
- Play with grace notes in your playing
- Phrasing in ballads is always important
- Move the time in and out of the pocket
- Extensions over our chords