Take a Bow (Vanguard Records, $18)
EVEN IF YOU don’t know his name, you’ve probably heard Greg Laswell’s music — on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, perhaps, or maybe even as you made your way to your seat today (his tunes are being featured this month as part of American Airlines’ boarding music). His fourth album, chock-full of memorable gems, is out now.
Dirty Side Down (ATO Records, $14)
THIS LEGENDARY jam band from Athens, Ga., showcases their signature blend of rock, jazz and blues on Dirty Side Down, their 11th studio album. The band pays tribute to their late friend and sometime collaborator Vic Chesnutt with the album’s fourth track, a Chesnutt-penned beauty called “This Cruel Thing.”