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

February 27, 2013

6:06 PM
Overjoyed
Artist : Johnny O’Neill
Album : On The Montreal Scene
Label : Justin Time
6:13 PM
Polka Dots And Moon Beams
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : All About My Girl
Label : Muse
6:21 PM
Isfahan
Artist : John Brown
Album : Dancing With Duke
Label : JohnBrown Blvd
6:29 PM
Johnny Mandel Medley
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
6:40 PM
Tenderly
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : Soul Eyes
Label : Novus
6:48 PM
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Artist : Antoine Silverman
Album : Blue Moods
Label : Hillsboro
6:56 PM
Emily
Artist : Tony Bennett
Album : Movie Song Album
Label : Columbia
7:00 PM
Love Letters
Artist : Stanely Turrentine
Album : Hustlin'
Label : Blue Note
7:17 PM
Rio De Janeiro Blue
Artist : Jill Salkin
Album : The Very Thought Of You
Label : Philly Girl
7:24 PM
What’s New
Artist : Jackie McLean
Album : Best Of Jackie McLean
Label : Prestige
7:32 PM
I’ll Be Seeing You
Artist : Joe Magnarelli
Album : My Old Flame
Label : Give A Go
7:39 PM
Come In From The Rain
Artist : Shawwn Monteiro
Album : To Carmen With Love
Label : Whaling City
7:43 PM
Ruby My Dear
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : Monk's Music
Label : Columbia
7:50 PM
Night And Day
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
7:55 PM
Moment’s Notice
Artist : Slide Hampton
Album : Spirit Of The Horn
Label :
8:03 PM
Speak Low
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Peckin' Time
Label : Blue Note
8:10 PM
My Ship
Artist : Lena Horne
Album : Lena-A New Album
Label : Vocalion
8:17 PM
Nardis
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Portrait Of annonball
Label : Riverside
8:23 PM
Silver’s Serenade
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Silver's Serenade
Label : Blue Note
8:35 PM
Remember
Artist : Sarah Vaughan-Billy Eckstine
Album : Erving Berlin Songbook
Label : Emarcy
8:37 PM
You And The Night And The Music
Artist : Graant Green
Album : Standards
Label : Blue Note
8:44 PM
Goodbye
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : The Paris Concert
Label : Pablo
8:53 PM
Smile
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : At Kosei Nenkin Hall
Label : Pablo

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From ICON Magazine
3:19 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Bob Perkins Tells The Tommy Potter Story

Jazz bassist Tommy Potter with Charlie Byrd in NYC in the late 1940s.

Tommy Potter’s name wouldn’t get much attention in jazz circles these days...unless the gathering were comprised of musicians and jazz fans with high-mileage on their odometers. But there was a time when the mention of his name brought smiles and nods of recognition, along with enthusiastic approval.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:08 am
Mon November 11, 2013

No Need To Cook The Books: Booker Ervin's Debut LP Reissued

Booker Ervin on the cover of The Book Cooks, his debut album.
Courtesy of Bethlehem Records

Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 1:42 pm

Tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin came to New York in 1958. Pianist Horace Parlan heard him and invited Ervin to sit in one night with a band he worked in. That's how Ervin got hired by bassist Charles Mingus, who featured him on albums like Blues and Roots and Mingus Ah Um.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:00 pm
Sat November 9, 2013

Can I Kick It? Organ Master Lonnie Smith Can

Dr. Lonnie Smith's In the Beginning, a new album that reimagines the artist's older, out-of-print work, is out now.
Susan Stocker Courtesy of the artist

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
6:44 am
Sat October 19, 2013

The Birth Of Bird: Young Charlie Parker Found Focus, Faith In Music

Charlie Parker started playing as a boy, when his mother gave him a saxophone to cheer him up after his father left. He went on to spearhead a musical revolution.
Michael Ochs Archives Getty Images

Originally published on Sat October 19, 2013 7:40 am

Charlie "Bird" Parker was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. In his brief life, Parker created a new sound on the alto saxophone and spearheaded a revolution in harmony and improvisation that pushed popular music from the swing era to bebop and modern jazz.

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Gloria Lynne Remembered
5:33 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

BP Remembers The Glorious Jazz Vocalist Gloria Lynne

Gloria Lynne

A true jazz legend - vocalist Gloria Lynne - passed away on October 15th in Newark, New Jersey of a heart attack. She was 81.

Bob Perkins recalls how Philadelphians loved Gloria Lynne, even though she was a New Yorker, and celebrated her talent. Listen to BP's recollections of a multi-talented chanteuse, best known for her signature song, "I Wish You Love."

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Station Announcements
8:18 am
Tue September 17, 2013

WRTI's York Frequency 90.7 FM Has Relocated To 99.7 FM

New frequency coming for York, PA listeners. Service is switching soon from 90.7 FM to 99.7 FM

Great news for our York, PA listeners! As promised, we have successfully relocated our 90.7 FM frequency to 99.7 FM. Please spread the word to your family and friends! And thank you so much for listening to and supporting WRTI.

At The PMA On Friday Night
6:32 am
Thu September 12, 2013

WRTI & Terell Stafford at Art After 5 = Fun!

Terell Stafford is "one of the great trumpet players of our time" - (McCoy Tyner). Terell is director of jazz studies at Temple University and has a busy touring calendar.

Join Jeff Duperon this Friday evening, September 13 at 6 pm as he presents his program live from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The museum’s Art After 5 series is beginning a new season, and Temple University's own Terell Stafford has the honor of kicking it off.  Stafford will perform with The Philly New York Junction, which features Tony Miceli on vibes and Chris Farr on saxophone.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
7:04 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, Has Died

Marian McPartland.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 4:23 pm

Marian McPartland, who gave the world an intimate, insider's perspective on one of the most elusive topics in music — jazz improvisation — died of natural causes Tuesday night at her home in Long Island, N.Y. She was 95.

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2013 Newport Jazz Festival LIVE!
12:35 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Newport Jazz Festival LIVE Webcast: Right Here On WRTI.ORG, August 3 and 4

Can't make it to Rhode Island for this year's Newport Jazz Festival? No worries...just visit us online at WRTI.org for LIVE webcasts starting on Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th.

Click here for Live Webcasts!

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Live Webcasts on August 3 and 4
1:36 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

5 To Watch: Newport Jazz Festival Debuts

Dee Alexander is among the artists leading a band for the first time at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.
Courtesy of the artist

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