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

August 25, 2013

9:06 AM
Lazy Afternoon
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Hot House Flowers
Label : Columbia
9:11 AM
End Of A Love Affair
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Lady Satin
Label : Columbia
9:15 AM
For Heaven’s Sake
Artist : Charlie Haden & Kenny Baron
Album : Night And The City
Label : Verve
9:29 AM
Days Of WIne And Roses
Artist : Joe Locke
Album : Moment To Moment
Label : Milestone
9:35 AM
They Say I’m The Biggest Fool
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Easy Walker
Label : Blue Note
9:45 AM
Southern Exposure
Artist : Kenny Burrell & Frank Wess
Album : Monday Stroll
Label : Savoy (vinyl)
9:52 AM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Speciall Requests
Label : High Note
10:02 AM
In A Sentimental Mood
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : To Duke With Love
Label : Inner City (vinyl)
10:09 AM
Sunset And The Mockingbird
Artist : Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
Album : In The Spirit Of Duke
Label : Spartacus Records
10:16 AM
Dear Ruth
Artist : Cedar Walton
Album : Voices Deep Within
Label : High Note
10:23 AM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : The Timeless All-Stars
Album : It's Timeless
Label : Timeless Records
10:34 AM
Sundown
Artist : Wes Montggomery
Album : California Dreaming
Label : Verve
10:40 AM
When Your Lover Has Gone
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : The Genius Of Ray Charles
Label : Atlantic
10:45 AM
When I Fall In Love
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : The Soul Of Ben Webster
Label : Verve
10:50 AM
Black Orpheus (Manha De Carnival)
Artist : Regina Carter
Album : Paganini: After A Dream
Label : Verve
10:57 AM
Love You Madly
Artist : Marian McPartland & Shirley Horn
Album : Piano Jazz
Label : Concord
11:03 AM
Wave
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Paul Desmond
Label : CTI
11:10 AM
Setembro
Artist : Warren Wolf
Album : Wolfgang
Label : Mack Avenue
11:19 AM
Some Other Time
Artist : Ayako Shirasaki
Album : Some Other Time
Label : Jan Matthies Records
11:25 AM
Infant Eyes
Artist : Wayne Shorter
Album : Speak No Evil
Label : Blue Note
11:35 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : Dizzy Atmosphere
Album : Dizzy Atmosphere
Label : Specialty Records (vinyl)
11:40 AM
East Of The Sun
Artist : Christian McBride Trio
Album : Out Here
Label : Mack Avenue Records
11:49 AM
For All We Know/We Kiss In A Shadow
Artist : Gilad Edelman
Album : My Groove, Your Move
Label : Sharp Nine Records
11:56 AM
Cherokee
Artist : Shelly Manne & Coleman Hawkins
Album : 2-3-4
Label : Impulse
12:06 PM
One More Hamhock, Please
Artist : Les McCann W./ Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Jazz: The 60's Volume 1
Label : Pacific Jazz
12:12 PM
Grooveyard
Artist : Benny Green
Album : Naturally
Label : Telarc Jazz
12:20 PM
Beauteous
Artist : J.R. Monterose
Album : J.R.Monterose
Label : Blue Note
12:25 PM
Just When We’re Falling In Love (Robbins Nest)
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Label : Reprise Records
12:31 PM
What’s New
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Ballads
Label : Impulse
12:34 PM
Soul Eyes
Artist : John Mayer Trio
Album : The Usual Suspects
Label : Pullen Music
12:43 PM
One Fallen Tree
Artist : Joanna Pascal w./ Larry McKenna
Album : From All Sides
Label : Larry McKenna Music
12:49 PM
Buckeye Blues
Artist : Bill Hardman
Album : Saying Something
Label : Savoy (vinyl)

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2:01 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

March Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

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Nick Bewsey from ICON Magazine has a bunch of great jazz CDs to tell you about.

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Join WRTI for Wine & Jazz
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Fri March 14, 2014

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Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 red-hot Longwood Gardens Wine & Jazz Festival! This year, the fun is on Saturday, June 7th, from 2 to 9 pm, and is expanding to a garden-wide experience with live jazz performances on multiple stages throughout Longwood Gardens.

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Latest from Icon Magazine
10:47 am
Wed March 12, 2014

The March Jazz Scene

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4:51 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

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That's on Big Band Jazz, Sunday, March 9, 7 to 8 pm. Don't miss it!

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Tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves with Duke Ellington

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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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6:42 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Duke Ellington's Lost Opera, Forever A Work In Progress

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Bryan Frank Long Beach Opera

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Dave Brubeck received a posthumous tribute at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

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Zhuang Yan Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue January 28, 2014 6:55 pm

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