Maybe it’s because I grew up in a brass household, but these guys impress the hell out of me.

This is the group Lucky Chops, one of their subway performances went viral last year and now, despite still sometimes playing in the subway, they can be found on Pandora, Spotify, and for the next four months all across Europe (they’re going off on a four month, 17-nation Euro tour starting next Tuesday). After just a few days of listening I’m already a fan, especially of the fantastic range and power of the trumpet player.

Also the barritone sax player, who is both supremely skilled and a nut.