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Whistle Stop

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Here’s a lesson in the inverted physics of jazz, courtesy of the ever-enlightening Marsalises: Whistle Stop is a big collaboration by dad Ellis (piano) and sons Branford (sax), Jason (drums), and Delfeayo (producer). But it’s a well-conceived, focused, and entirely enjoyable tribute to New Orleans. House is a pet project by Wynton, a suite about faith. And despite its individualistic intentions, it’s overlong, amorphous, and ultimately unmemorable. Whistle Stop: A