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

December 09, 2012

10:00 AM
Three Degrees Easr, Four Degrees West
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : First Place Again
Label : Collectables
10:07 AM
How Insensitive
Artist : Oscar Petersons
Album : Soul Espanol
Label : Limelight
10:13 AM
As Long As there’s Music
Artist : Cedar Walton
Album : As Long As There's Music
Label : Evidence
10:19 AM
Central Park West
Artist : Susan Goodman
Album : Central Park West
Label :
10:23 AM
It Was So Good While It Lasted
Artist : Nat Cole
Album : Lush Life
Label : Capitol
10:28 AM
My Old FlameMy Old FL\
Artist : Joe Magnarelli
Album :
Label :
10:28 PM
My Old Flame
Artist : Joe Magnarelli
Album : My Old Flame
Label : Give A Go
10:35 PM
Dancing In The Dark
Artist : Booker Irvin
Album : Structurally Sound
Label : Blue Note
10:40 PM
Miss Justine
Artist : Miss Justine
Album : I'm Old Fashioned
Label : Tasty
10:47 PM
Stella By Strlight
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Blue Note Sessions
Label : Mosaic
10:53 PM
Gone With The Wind
Artist : Frank Wess
Album : Frank Wess Quartet
Label : Moodsville
11:00 PM
Two part Contention
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Dave Brubeck's All Time Hits
Label : Columbia
11:10 AM
Triste
Artist : Stanely Turrentine
Album : More Than A Mood
Label : Music Masters
11:15 AM
Medley
Artist : Billy Eckstine
Album : Jazz 'Round Midnight
Label : Verve
11:33 AM
Suddenly
Artist : Keystone Quartet
Album : A Love Story
Label : 32 Jazz
11:37 AM
All The Things You Are
Artist : Amereicans In Europe
Album : Americans In Europe
Label : GRP
11:49 AM
Stolen Moments
Artist : Grover Washington Jr
Album : Then And Now
Label : Columbia
11:56 AM
Miles Ahead
Artist : Miless Davis
Album : Miles Ahead
Composer : Columbia
Label :
12:06 PM
I Have Dreamed
Artist : Lena Horn
Album : Lena...A New Album
Label : Vocalion
12:11 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : Dan Fogel
Album : 15 West
Label : Whaling Waters
12:19 PM
40 Days
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time In
Label : Columbia
12:24 PM
Jordu
Artist : Conti Condoli
Album : West Coast Wailers
Label : Collectables
12:29 PM
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Benny Carter With Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Past Perfect
12:33 PM
Here’s To Life
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : Jazz Divas Gold
Label : Verve
12:38 PM
Green Dolphin Street
Artist : The THree Sounds
Album : Moods
Label : Blue Note
12:44 PM
If I Should Lose You
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : Make Me Rainbows
Label : Moon Cycle
12:49 PM
Manhattan Serenade
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Blues-ette
Label : Savoy
12:55 PM
Flamingo
Artist : Oscar Peterson-Stephane Grappello
Album : Jazz In Paris
Label : Verve
1:04 PM
More Today Than Yesterday
Artist : Charlie Earland
Album : Whip Appeal
Label : Muse
1:12 PM
A House Is Not A Home
Artist : Christy Baron
Album : Take This Journey
Label : Chesky
1:18 PM
Just Friends
Artist : Pete Souders
Album : Echoes Of Ortliebs
Label : Pete Souders
1:22 PM
Speak Low
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Grant Green Retrospective
Label : Blue Note
1:31 PM
Come In From The Rain
Artist : Shawn Monteoro
Album : To Carmen With Love
Label : Whaling Waters
1:35 PM
I’ll Take Romance
Artist : Phil Woods
Album : American Songbook
Label : Kind Of Blue
1:43 PM
Someone To Light Up My Life
Artist : George Mesterhazy-Jimi Odell
Album :
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Label : Live At The Merion Inn
1:48 PM
Mandeville
Artist : Patrick Williams
Album : Aurora
Label : Reel One
1:54 PM
You’re My Everything
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Live At Scullers
Label : Telarc

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Check Out These Jazz CDS!
2:01 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

March Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

Israeli jazz saxophonist Eli Degibri

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
10:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

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This year's Wine & Jazz Festival is expanding to a garden-wide experience with live jazz performances on multiple stages throughout Longwood Gardens.

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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Bop Goes the Opera - In 2002, the brilliant saxophonist Joe Lovano took the jazz-meets-classical music concept outside of the box when he recorded jazz versions of tunes from the songbook of opera legend Enrico Caruso. While Viva Caruso was critically acclaimed and did well for Lovano and Blue Note Records, it represented, at the time, the beginning and end of jazz versions of operatic compositions and vice-versa. Until now.

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4:51 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

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Join WRTI's Bob Craig this Sunday night to hear music composed and arranged by Neil Hefti for a number of band - especially Count Basie and Woody Herman. You'll hear several of his songs such as  "Girl Talk," "Lil' Darlin'" and "Cute."

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

Latest From ICON Magazine
5:02 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

The Story of Duke Ellington's Longtime Tenor Sax Bandman

Tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves with Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington was a fascinating figure—so much so that quite a number of books and shorter profiles of the man came to be during his time, and well after his passing. Writers were always peering over his shoulder, trying to get a fix on how he operated his band and made it so successful; they even attempted to poke into his personal life, which the Duke managed to keep fairly secret.

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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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3:43 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

In Session: Frank Wess' 'Magic 201' Offers One Last Lesson

Frank Wess.
Hiroyuki Ito Getty Images

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

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
6:42 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

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

Karen Marie Richardson (right) plays the title role in the Long Beach Opera's staging of Queenie Pie, the jazz opera Duke Ellington left unfinished when he died in 1974.
Bryan Frank Long Beach Opera

Duke Ellington added more than 3,000 songs to the American music vault before his death in 1974. He also started composing what he hoped would be a great American street opera — which composers have spent 40 years adapting, trying to figure out what the Duke wanted for his unfinished opus.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
8:51 am
Thu January 30, 2014

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

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5:30 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

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Zhuang Yan Courtesy of the artists

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

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