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

March 26, 2013

6:06 PM
Jive AT Five
Artist : Joe Newman Quintet
Album : Jive At Five
Label : Swingville
6:11 PM
Nocturne In B Major
Artist : Peter Beets Trio
Album : Chopin Meets The Blues
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
6:21 PM
Lover Man
Artist : Jimmy Smith w./ Lou Donaldson
Album : Music For LOvers
Label : Blue Note
6:28 PM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : Bill Evans At Town Hall
Label : Verve
6:35 PM
Pennie From Heaven
Artist : Lester Young & Harry ’Sweets" Edison
Album : Pres And Sweets
Label : Verve
6:40 PM
Let’s Face The Music And Dance
Artist : Maureen Kennedy
Album : This Is Always
Label : Baldwin Street Records
6:48 PM
Ruby My Dear
Artist : Roy Hargrove & Antonio Hart
Album : Approaching Standards
Label : RCA/Novus
6:54 PM
Sonymoon For Two
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Statements
Label : Impulse
7:02 PM
Wave
Artist : Denise King
Album : Simply Mellow
Label : R.E.D.D. King Records
7:08 PM
For All We Know
Artist : Denise Montana
Album : In My Life
Label : DM Music
7:18 PM
Street Of Dreams
Artist : Ray Brown Trio w./ Gene Harris
Album : The Red Hot Ray Brown Trio
Label : Concord
7:23 PM
Weird Blues
Artist : Ken Song
Album : Goin' Wes
Label : Primrose Records
7:30 PM
Last Train From Overbrook
Artist : James Moody
Album : Last Train From Overbrook
Label : Argo
7:34 PM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : James Moody
Album : 4 A
Label : IPO Records
7:42 PM
What’s New
Artist : Helen Merrill
Album : Helen Merrill
Label : Emarcy
7:47 PM
Where Have You Been
Artist : Bill Charlap Trio
Album : Written In The Stars
Label : Blue Note
7:56 PM
If Ever I Would Leave You
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Una Mas
Label : Blue Note
8:03 PM
Misty
Artist : Oscar Peterson w./ Itzhak Perlman
Album : Side By SIde
Label : Telarc
8:09 PM
I Say A Little Prayer
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Road Song
Label : A&M
8:13 PM
Dewey Square
Artist : Charlie Parker
Album : Yardbird Suite:Ultimate Charlie Parker Collection
Label : Rhino Records
8:16 PM
Gee, Matthew
Artist : Ira Sullivan & Stu Katz
Album : A Family Affair
Label : Origin Records
8:30 PM
I Got It Bad And That AIn’t Good
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : I Remember Duke, Hoagy & Strayhorn
Label : Telarc
8:35 PM
The Gentle Rain
Artist : Akio Sasajima & Ron Carter
Album : Akioustically Sound
Label : Muse Records
8:44 PM
Because I Love You
Artist : The George Robert ...Tom Harrell Quintet
Album : Sun Dance
Label : Contemporary
8:53 PM
Easy To Love
Artist : Fred Hersch Trio
Album : "ETC"
Label : Red Records

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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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
12:48 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

'The Edenfred Files': Darryl Harper's Blues-Infused Jazz

Clarinetist Darryl Harper discovered jazz as a teenager in Philadelphia.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue July 30, 2013 3:41 pm

In jazz, the clarinet went into eclipse for awhile, drowned out by louder trumpets and saxes. The instrument has long since made a comeback, and the modern clarinet thrives in settings where it doesn't have to shout to be heard.

Take "Spindleshanks," a little out-of-sync boogie-woogie for Darryl Harper's clarinet and Kevin Harris' piano. It's from Harper's The Edenfred Files. In his long-running Onus Trio, the spare unit Darryl Harper features on most of his new album, he can sing softly as an owl in the night.

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