Armed officers from the country’s Civil Guard were called to the Chapel of San Roque de Sigüenza after a jazz – let’s call him an aficionado – reported that the Larry Ochs Sax and Drumming Core just wasn’t jazzy enough, according to U.K. newspaper the Guardian.

The unnamed complainant explained to authorities that his physician told him “it was ‘psychologically inadvisable’ for him to listen to anything that could be mistaken for mere contemporary music.” (So in other words, this nutty business was justified because he had a note from his doctor.)

Incredibly, Spanish newspaper El País reported that police took the fussy fan seriously and spent some time listening to Ochs and his band before deciding that he might be right and referring the matter to a judge.

Despite that fact, organizers refused to honor his request for a refund. Festival director Ricardo Checha told the Guardian, “After all, he knew exactly what group he was going to see, as their names were on the festival program.

“The question of what constitutes jazz and what does not is obviously a subjective one, but not everything is New Orleans funeral music.”

Can I get an “amen!” for Brother Checha? What is or isn’t jazz, rock, pop, country, etc. – or for that matter what qualifies something as “real music” – is a debate that many Pollstar readers insist on weighing in about. Ad nauseam.

Come on folks, there’s plenty of room out there for every conceivable musical style and the thousands of combinations and configurations of musicians that play them. You don’t have to like it, but for pete’s sake, respect an artist’s right to make it and a fan’s right to listen to it.

While I’m sure that many musicians would have been pretty peeved at their validity in their chosen genre being questioned, Ochs took the accusation in stride and even joked about it.

“I thought I had seen it all. I was obviously mistaken,” Ochs told El País, which quipped that the four-decade sax vet reportedly suffered a momentary identity crisis.

“After this I will at least have a story to tell my grandchildren.”