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Jack Woodbridge returns with new album ‘You Don’t Know Jack’

Jack Woodbridge returns with new album ‘You Don’t Know Jack’
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From a press release:

As a composer, Jack Woodbridge has scored the music to several films, including “Even in My Dreams,” The Secret Friend,” and “Tom in America.” He has also composed the music and lyrics for the off-Broadway production “The Tale of Tyler T,” as well as the musical revue “Vampire Blues,” so it’s no surprise that his new album, “You Don’t Know Jack,” is full of character.

Woodbridge, a Scranton resident, describes the album as “12 different characters that became 12 different songs.” Beginning with the signature track, “It’s All in His Head,” to the saxophone-infused songs featuring “Blue” Lou Marini (The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live Band), Woodbridge and producer Dean Bailin (“The Pina Colada Song,” Rupert Holmes) deliver a powerful new album.

“Jack Woodbridge’s words and music have Cole Porter’s passion and melodies, 
the lyrical insights of Stephen Sondheim, and the singing quality of Harry Connick, Jr,” two-time Academy Award-winning songwriter Al Kasha commented.

When asked about his inspiration for the album, Jack replies, “As I wrote the songs in my head, I would walk into the studio with producer Dean Bailin and say, ‘This is what I’m hearing; this is how I think the song sounds,’ and we would roll the tape and create what I heard in my head on the spot.”

Woodbridge’s single from the album, “It’s All in His Head,” was released on Aug. 19, with an official music video to follow. Listen to the song on his official website.

“You Don’t Know Jack” will be available this Tuesday, Sept. 16 through his website and through a variety of Internet retailers, including Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play. Jack’s other releases, “Picture This,” “Jack of Hearts,” and “You’re My Christmas” are also available. A CD release show will be held at Duffy’s Coffee House (312 S. State St., Clarks Summit) on Sunday, Sept. 21.

Watch him perform “99 Miles” and “Quite Like You” on PA Live: