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.

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Playlist

October 27, 2013

9:06 AM
UntilThe Real Thing Comes Along
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Music For Lovers
Label : Blue Note
9:12 AM
Bewitched
Artist : Antoine Silverman
Album : Blue Moods
Label : Hillsboro
9:17 AM
Dearly Beloved
Artist : Pete Smyser
Album : Jerome Kern Songbook
Label : Pete Smyser
9:23 AM
Dear Old Stockholm
Artist : Pete Jolly
Album : Yours Truly
Label : Quartet
9:33 AM
When October Goes
Artist : Jimi Odell
Album : Change Of Pace
Label : Jimi Odell
9:39 AM
Deep River
Artist : Charlie Mariano-Toshiko Akiyoshi
Album : Toshiko-Mariano Quartet
Label : Jazzman
9:44 AM
Creepin’
Artist : Mary Ann Redmon
Album : Compared To What
Label : Mary Ann Redmon
9:50 AM
I’ll Be Seeing You
Artist : Joe Magnarrelli
Album : My Old Flame
Label : Give A Go
10:02 AM
As Long as There’s Music
Artist : Cedar Wlaton
Album : As Long As There's Music
Label : Muse
10:08 AM
Rosalie
Artist : Gene Ludwig
Album : Love Note Os Cole Porter
Label : Big 0
10:12 AM
Misty
Artist : Dakota Staton
Album : The Late, Late Show
Label : Collectables
10:15 AM
Holy Land
Artist : David Newman
Album : Lone Star Legend
Label : 32 Jazz
10:22 AM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Warm Tenor
Label : Pablo
10:30 AM
Lady Bird
Artist : Jon Meyer
Album : The Classics
Label : Reservoir
10:36 AM
Serenade In Blue
Artist : Gloria Lynne
Album : Gloria Lynne's Greatest Hits
Label : Everest
10:39 AM
Enchantment
Artist : David Sanborn
Album : Closer
Label : Verve
10:45 AM
Lotus Blossom
Artist : Organic Vibe
Album : Moscow
Label : Soundview
10:53 AM
Ceora
Artist : Jazzmobile All-Stars
Album : Jazzmobile All-Stars
Label : Taylor Made
11:02 AM
These Foolish Things
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : At Newport 1956-and 1959
Label : Phoenix
11:10 AM
Tis’ Autumn
Artist : Nat Cole
Album : Best Of Nat King Cole
Label : Cspitol
11:15 AM
WrapYour Troubles In Dreams
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Like A Lover
Label : Concord
11:23 AM
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Artist : Frank Potenza
Album : For Joe
Label : Capri
11:30 AM
Everything Must Change
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : By Request: Best Of Karrin Allyson
Label : Concord
11:37 AM
Tangiers
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Jazz Play
Label : Jazz Cats
11:44 AM
The Comeback
Artist : Count Bassie-Milt Jackson
Album : Count Basie+Milt Jackson+Big Band=jazz
Label : Pablo
11:49 AM
Love I’ve Found You
Artist : Gloria Lynne
Album : Gloria Lynne's Greatest its
Label : Everest
11:52 AM
Samba De Orpheu
Artist : Clark Terry-Metropole Orchestra
Album : Clark Terry-Metropole Orchestra
Label : Mons
12:06 PM
Laura
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Duke Ellington Presents
Label : Bethlehem
12:10 PM
mMoonlight Serenade
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Ella Sings For Swinging Lovers
Label : Verve
12:13 PM
You Go To My Head
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Music For Lovers
Label : Blue Note
12:21 PM
Body And Soul
Artist : Hendrik Meurkens
Album : View From Manhattan
Label : Concord
12:30 PM
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : I Remember Miles
Label : Verve
12:35 PM
If I Had You
Artist : Oscar Peterson-Milt Jackson
Album : Two Of The Few
Label : Pablo
12:40 PM
You Leavde Me Breathless
Artist : Bootsie Barnes
Album : You Leave Me Breathless
Label : French Riviera
12:46 PM
Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Peter Weniger
Album : Peter Weniger nd Metropole Orchestra
Label : Mons
12:54 PM
Mc Chesney Park
Artist : Joe Magnarrelli
Album : My Old Flame
Label : Give A Go

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Fri April 4, 2014

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The Big Band side of the influential baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan will be featured on Big Band Jazz this Sunday, April 13 at 7 pm. An arranger with Gene Krupa, Elliot Lawrence, and Stan Kenton in the '40s and '50s, to his own Concert Jazz Band in the '60s, it's an 87th birthday tribute to the one-time Philly resident.

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11:58 am
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Those "I Love Jazz" Moments

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11:34 am
Fri March 28, 2014

'A Love Supreme' Comes Alive In Unearthed Photos

John Coltrane during the recording of A Love Supreme in December 1964.
Chuck Stewart Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

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1:31 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

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Bud Powell pioneered bebop-style improvisation on the piano.
Metronome Getty Images

Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 2:14 pm

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Check Out These Jazz CDS!
2:01 pm
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Israeli jazz saxophonist Eli Degibri

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Join WRTI for Wine & Jazz
10:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

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10:47 am
Wed March 12, 2014

The March Jazz Scene

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4:51 pm
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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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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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