Stevie Wonder Jazz Chord


Stevie Wonder on a word wide tour and is playing his first gig in Tokyo. The place is absolutely packed to the rafters. In a bid to break the ice with his new audience he asks if anyone would like him to play a request. A little old Japanese man jumps out of his front row seat and shouts "Play a Jazz chord! Play a jazz chord!"

Amazed that this guy knows about the jazz influences in Stevie's varied career, the blind impresario starts to play an E minor scale and then goes into a difficult jazz melody. When he finishes the whole place goes wild. The little old man jumps up again and shouts "No, no, play a Jazz chord, play a Jazz chord!"

Although a little annoyed by this, being the professional that he is, Stevie dives straight into a jazz improvisation with his band around the B flat minor chord and really tears the place apart. The crowd goes wild with this impromptu show of his technical expertise. However, the little old man jumps up again. "No, no, no! Play a Jazz chord, play a jazz chord!"

Stevie is now really pissed off that this guy doesn't seem to appreciate his playing ability. Stevie says to him from the stage "OK wise guy, you get up here and do it!"

The little old man climbs up onto the stage, takes hold of the mike and starts to sing "A jazz chord to say I ruv you…"