RH inspires jazz artists

Depending on your perspective, it’s either an absurd development or an entirely natural one. Two of the rock world’s most respected artists are exerting influence over the jazz world. The music of Radiohead and Bjork, who have been accorded the labels of the world’s best rock band and pop music’s most creative artist, are being co-opted by some of jazz’s finest.

No two single artists better embody this movement than the pianists Brad Mehldau and Esbjorn Svensson, whose trios share a bill Thursday at Copley Square, where they’ll play for free as part of the Boston Globe Jazz & Blues Festival. The music begins at 4:30 p.m.

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(thanks to Heikki)