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Gov’t Mule Featuring John Scofield: Sco-Mule

In 1999, guitarist John Scofield was beginning to enjoy a younger and larger audience-the spoils of the prior year’s A Go Go, his first album with Medeski Martin and Wood. Not long before 2000, he expanded his jam-band résumé by guesting on two Georgia gigs by Gov’t Mule, the Dixie-tough yet musically nimble quartet founded by Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes. The shows were recorded but release was put on hiatus following the death of Mule bassist Allen Woody nine months later; almost impossibly, no bootlegs surfaced in the past 15 years, making this two-disc set a jam-jazz holy grail.

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