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 27, 2012

6:06 PM
Two Degrees East, Four Degrees West
Artist : John Lewis
Album : John Lewis' Wonderful World Of Jazz
Label : Atlantic
6:12 PM
Nardis
Artist : Karen Zumbrunn
Album : Twighlight World
Label : Karen Zumbrunn
6:18 PM
They Didn’t believe Me
Artist : Lucky Thompson
Album : Happy Days
Label : Prestige
6:23 PM
Could It Be Magic
Artist : Bobby Enriquez
Album : Live In Tokyo
Label : Crescendo
6:31 PM
Lush Life
Artist : Nancy Wilson
Album : Lush Life
Label : Capitol
6:35 PM
Afternoon In Paris
Artist : John Lewis-Sasha Distel
Album : Afternoon In Paris
Label : Koch
6:46 PM
Falling In Love With Love
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Far Wes
Label : Pacific Jazz
6:52 PM
Love Nest
Artist : Sonny Stitt
Album : Best Of Sonny Stitt
Label : Prestige
7:01 PM
I Will Wait Fopr You
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : Prelude And Sonata
Label : Milestone
7:07 PM
Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Ernie Watts
Album : Classic ,Moods
Label : JVC
7:15 PM
I’ll Remember April
Artist : June Christy
Album : The Cool School
Label : Castle Pie
7:18 PM
C.C. Rider
Artist : J.J. Johnson
Album : Original Jazz Classics Sampler
Label : Galazy
7:25 PM
Medley
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Oscap Peterson's Big Four In Japan
Label : Pablo
7:36 PM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : Bootsie Barnes
Album : Hello
Label : French Riviera
7:42 PM
If I Should Lose You
Artist : Ernest Rnglin- Monty Alexander
Album : Just Friends
Label : Pausa
7:50 PM
Who Cares
Artist : Bob Brookmeyer
Album : Bob Brookmeyer And Friends
Label : Columbia
7:57 PM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Duke Ellingnton
Album : Reprise Studio Recordings
Label : Mosaic
8:02 PM
Tenderly
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : Soul Eyes
Label : Novus
8:10 PM
It Could Happen To You
Artist : Blue Mitchell
Album : Blues On My Mind
Label : Original Jazz Classics Sampler
8:18 PM
Poor Butterfly
Artist : Sam Most
Album : Mostly Flute
Label : Xanadu
8:25 PM
I’ll Close My Eyes
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : The Swinging Miss D
Label : Verve
8:31 PM
I Concentrate On You
Artist : Skip Wilkins
Album : I Concentrate On You
Label : Dreambox
8:36 PM
Laura
Artist : Joe Locke
Album : Nocturne For Ava
Label : Origin
8:42 PM
Love You Madly
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald-Tommy Flanagan Trio
Album : Ella Fitzgerald With Tommy Flanagan Trio
Label : Pablo
8:42 PM
Love You Madly
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald-Tommy Flanagan Trio
Album : Ella Fitzgerald With Tommy Flanagan Trio
Label : Pablo
8:47 PM
Up Jumped Spring
Artist : Steve Nelson
Album : Sound Effect
Label : High Note
8:54 PM
Satin Doll
Artist : Count Basie
Album : Warm Breeze
Label : Pablo

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Station Announcements
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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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