A disgruntled punter at a festival at Sigüenza in Spain managed to get the Guardia Civil called in. He didn’t like the music and got them to investigate his claim that the free jazz he was listening to, played by a group led by American saxophonist Larry Ochs (above) was “contemporary music” and not actually jazz.
He is claiming that a doctor has prescribed that contemporary music might be “psychologically inadvisable” for him, and is pursuing a case for a refund of his ticket price. The Guardia Civil came to the conclusion (!) that the music of Larry Ochs may indeed not be jazz and that he does have a case worthy of being put before a judge.
Here’s today’s Guardian story including an interview with the festival director.
Here’s the original story en espanol from El Pais.
I’m just curious:do the Guardia Civil still wear these funny hats?