I caught these eight Chicago brothers live the other night. And by brothers, I mean--incredibly enough--siblings! They go by the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and they're more than hypnotic, they're mesmerizing. Four trumpets, two trombones, a tuba and a sousaphone, accompanied only by a drummer, they make a mighty sound. Sometimes they sound like a New Orleans brass band, sometimes they sound like the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and other times they sound like the Sun Ra Arkestra, which is appropriate since their father is jazz composer and longtime Arkestra member, Phil Cohran. If you ever get a chance to catch them perform, don't miss out.