Jazz with Bob Perkins

Monday through Thursday, 6 to 9 pm; Sunday 9 am to 1 pm

Lovingly known as “BP with the GM” (Bob Perkins with the Good Music), BP brings you that good music just in time for dinner during your work week, and keeps your Sunday brunch swinging. His selections are like a familiar hug from Jazz Land featuring your favorite standards and vocalists such as Sarah, Ella, and Nat, some Big Band legends including the Duke and the Count, and the giants of the instrumentals like Lee Morgan, Hank Crawford, Miles, and Coltrane. Take a listen to "Ol' BP" as he calls himself...you'll be back again and again.

Take a look at this photo album of Mr. Perkins through the years.

Scroll down to see recent playlists.

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Playlist

June 30, 2013

9:06 AM
Meditation
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Art Of The Ballad
Label : Prestige
9:14 AM
The Duke
Artist : Joe Pass
Album : My Song
Label : Telarc
9:22 AM
In A Sentimental Mood
Artist : George Mraz
Album : Duke's Place
Label : Milestone
9:30 AM
Portrait in In Black And White
Artist : Joe Henderson
Album : Double Rainbow
Label : Verve
9:36 AM
Our Day Will Come
Artist : Denise King
Album : Simply Mellow
Label : Redd King
9:43 AM
Flamingo
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : The Sermon
Label : Blue Note
9:51 AM
Sweet Lorraine
Artist : Framk Capp
Album : Jazz Moods
Label : Concord
9:57 AM
Speak Low
Artist : Mundel Lowe
Album : Guitar Moods
Label :
10:02 AM
Polka Dots And Moon Beams
Artist : Teddy Edwards
Album : Smooth Sailing
Label : High Note
10:07 AM
In A Mellow Tone
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : The Jazz Sides
Label : Verve
10:14 AM
The More I See You
Artist : Sam Most
Album : Mostly Flute
Label : Xanadu
10:19 AM
High Fly
Artist : Johnny Coles
Album : Classic Jazz
Label : Sony
10:25 AM
Surrey With The Fringe On Top
Artist : Blossom Dearie
Album : Jazz Divas Gold
Label : Verve
10:31 AM
You Are Everything I Love
Artist : Ray Brown With Ralph Moore
Album : Jazz Moods
Label : Concord
10:37 AM
Remember
Artist : Hank Mobely
Album : Blue Berlin
Label : Blue Note
10:55 AM
You Look Good To Me
Artist : Peter Beets
Album : Potrait Of Peterson
Label : Magic Ball
11:02 AM
Road Song
Artist : Jimmy Smith-Wes Montgomery
Album : The Dynamic Duo
Label : Verve
11:10 AM
Con Alma
Artist : Byron Stripling
Album : Byron, Get One Free
Label : Nagel Heyer
11:16 AM
Hello By Baby
Artist : Cat Connor
Album : Cat Tales
Composer : Prestige
Label : Cat Connor
11:24 AM
Falling In Love Is Wonderful
Artist : Sonny Stitt-Don Ptterson
Album : The Boss Men
Label : Prestige
11:35 AM
Moon And Sand
Artist : Randy Napoleon
Album : Between Friends
Label : Azica
11:41 AM
Medley
Artist : Andre Previn
Album : Old Friends
Label : Telarc
11:46 AM
How Deep Is The Ocean
Artist : Curtis Counce
Album : Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce
Label : Contemporary
11:52 AM
Let’s Face The Music And Dance
Artist : Jackie Mc Lean
Album : Blue Berlin
Label : Blue Note
12:06 PM
Take Five
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Classic Jazz
Label : Sony
12:12 PM
Jitterbug Walatz
Artist : Joe Pass
Album : My Song
Label : Telawrc
12:20 PM
Spring Is Here
Artist : Ernestine Anderson-Metropole Orchestra
Album : Isn't It Romantic
Label : Koch
12:26 PM
Flamingo
Artist : Pete Colangelo-Larry McKenna
Album : Horn Talkl
Label : Colangelo-McKenna
12:34 PM
I’ve Gotta Be Me
Artist : Harold Maybern
Album : Mr. Lucky
Label : High Note
12:44 PM
Django
Artist : Quincy Jones
Album : Jazz Round Midnight
Label : Verve
12:50 PM
Triste
Artist : Joe Henderson
Album : Double Rainbow
Label : Verve
12:55 PM
Call Me
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : Ultimate Jimmys Smith
Label : Verve

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Mon March 17, 2014

March Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

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Latest from Icon Magazine
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Fri March 7, 2014

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Station Announcements
7:30 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

The Berks Jazz Fest Is Coming Up...

Are you planning on checking out the 2014 Berks Jazz Fest in Reading? It's a must-attend event. Of course, we'll be there! Mark your calendar now, drive up between March 28th and April 6th, and stop by and say hello to some of our WRTI hosts - Jeff Duperon on Friday night the 28th, and Bob Perkins on Sunday morning the 30th.

Details and full lineup here.

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Frank Wess.
Hiroyuki Ito Getty Images

Originally published on Wed February 12, 2014 12:35 pm

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Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

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Zhuang Yan Courtesy of the artists

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