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Cookie Pedersen Manhattan Grits
"MANHATTAN GRITS" is a very special album. The
concept of blending Country with Jazz, and using
traditionally recognized "country instruments"
like pedal steel guitar and fiddle in a jazz
recording, was born during conversations between
legendary jazz historian and DJ Oscar Treadwell
..."O.T.", (www.oscartreadwell.com) and his
nephew Paul Evans Pedersen, Jr., who also
happens to be Cookie's "lesser" half.
"MANHATTAN GRITS" is comprised of ten songs
written by Paul, ranging from the light-hearted
swing of "When Love Is Happening To You" to the
dark and "out-of-the-box" Rumba of "I Wonder If
I Love You Anymore" to the bluesy "Loneliness &