Kurt Elling Remembers Jon Hendricks Kurt Elling The first thing—always—was the smile. Immediate-upon-recognition, and wholly spontaneous. Bona fide. Beatific. And big? I’m talking little-kid-on-Christmas joyful, light-up-the-world big. Generous, in a way that would always be entirely beyond your deserving. The glittering, shining, profoundly happy eyes as they dug you—dug the literal sight of you. Somehow, miraculously, these same eyes beamed directly into … Read More “Kurt Elling Remembers Jon Hendricks” To access this content, you must purchase JazzTimes Membership.