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

November 11, 2012

10:00 AM
Two Degree East, Three Degrees West
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : First Place Again
Label : Collectables
10:07 AM
Dancing On The Ceiling
Artist : Dorothy Ashby
Album : The Jazz Harpist
Label : Jazz Heritage
10:16 AM
You’re my Everything
Artist : George Cables
Album : My Muse
Label : High Note
10:21 AM
Poor Butterfly
Artist : Ernestine Anderson
Album : Neve Make Your Move Too Soon
Label : Concord
10:26 AM
A Time For Love
Artist : Ali Ryerson-Steve Rudolph
Album : Soul Quest
Label : PA.CT
10:36 AM
Never Let Me Go
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Color Schemes
Label : 32 Jazz
10:42 AM
The Odd Couple
Artist : Jay Ashby-Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG
10:50 AM
Time After Time
Artist : The Three Sounds
Album : Introducing The Three Sounds
Label : Blue Note
10:55 AM
The Comeback
Artist : Count Basie-Joe Williams
Album : Count Basie Swing, Joe Williams Sings
Label : Verve
11:02 AM
Like Someone In Love
Artist : Jazz Messengers
Album : Like Someon In Love
Label : Blue Note
11:11 AM
April In Paris
Artist : Thelonious Monk
Album : Monk
Label : Columbia
11:20 AM
Lazy Bird
Artist : Pat Martino
Album : East
Label : Prestige
11:37 AM
Stardust
Artist : Frank Rosolino
Album : Free For All
Label : Specialty
11:40 AM
Bluesette
Artist : Mary Louise Knutson
Album : In The Bubble
Label : Meridian
11:44 AM
Equinox
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : John Coltrane Songbook
Label : High Note
11:54 AM
Easy Living
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : Blue Gardenia
Label : Blue Gardenia
12:06 PM
The Lamp Is Low
Artist : Stanely Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : GRP
12:13 PM
Isfahan
Artist : John Brown
Album : Dancing With Duke
Label : John Brown Blvd
12:19 PM
Cherokee
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : MJQ And Friends
Label : Atlantic
12:29 PM
Perhaps This Winter-time
Artist : Larry McKenna
Album : Profile
Label : Dreambox
12:36 PM
Straight Street
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : Solid
Label : Milestone
12:43 PM
Love Letters
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Wonderful, Wonderful
Label : High Note
12:51 PM
Sittin’ On A Secret
Artist : Lee Smith
Album : Sittin' On A Secret
Label : Dreambox
12:56 PM
Moonlight In Vermont
Artist : Chuck Redd
Album : Common Thread
Label : Arbors
1:05 PM
Speak Low
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : The Art Of John Coltrane
Label : Blue Note
1:11 PM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Label : Verve
1:16 PM
In The Still Of The Night
Artist : Stepahne Grappelli
Album : Jazz In Paris
Label : Gitanes
1:29 PM
Recado Bossa Nova
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : To Bags With Love
Label : Pablo
1:36 PM
Stardust
Artist : George Benson
Album : Tenderly
Label : Warner Bothers
1:44 PM
My Romance
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : New York Reunion
Label : Chesky
1:50 PM
So Many Stars
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Send In The Clowns
Label : Columbia
1:55 PM
Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Mellow Mood
Label : MPS

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Station Announcements
7:30 pm
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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

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Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

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