First post here, hope everyone out there is well! I am currently learning/analyzing Dolphin Dance by Herbie Hancock and a tangent ensued.. I wound up going pretty deep on function of Sus chords. My general understanding is good, but a few particulars remain.
How important is it to the function of the chord that the root of the sus chord be in the bass? For example, will it dramatically alter the function of G7sus4 chord if I play an inversion with F, C, or, D in the bass? To me it seems like C would have the greatest effect on the function, considering that would be resolving to the one too early. My understanding is that 7sus4 chords function as an "in between" chord moving from ii-7 to V7... in this context, how do different voicings affect its function?
Also, any other contexts that a sus is used for?