Stevie Wonder is playing his 1st gig in China and the place is packed to
In a bid to break the ice he asks if anyone has a request. One chap jumps
out of his seat in the 1st 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 his career, the
blind impresario nods and 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.
However, when the applause dies down the chap jumps out of his seat again
and shouts "No, no, play a jazz chord, play a jazz chord!!!". A bit
cheesed off by this time, but being the professional he is, Stevie dives
straight in to a jazz improvisation with his band around the B flat minor
chord and really tears the place apart.
The crowd go ballistic again, but, still the little Chinese man jumps up
again and shouts, more frantically now, "No, no. no!!! Play a jazz chord,
play a jazz chord!!!!"
Stevie is really fed up and shouts to him from the stage " OK -smart ass,
you get up here and do it".
The little bloke climbs onto the stage, takes hold of the mike and starts
" a jazz chord, to say , I ruv yooooo..."