a jazz chord

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    Stevie Wonder is playing his first gig in Tokyo and 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 seat in the first row and
    shouts at the top of his voice "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 for about 10 minutes.

    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."

    A bit irritated by this, Stevie, being the professional that he is,
    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.The little old man jumps up again. "No, no. Play a Jazz
    chord, play a jazz chord!"

    Well now truly irritated that this little guy doesn't seem to
    appreciate his playing ability. Stevie says to him from the stage "OK,
    mister, 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...

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    "A jazz chord -----to say ----I ruv you..."
 
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