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

May 07, 2013

6:05 PM
Moment To Momment
Artist : Joe Locke
Album : Moment To Moment
Label : Milestone
6:12 PM
Darm That Dream
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Music For Lovers
Label : Blue Note
6:20 PM
Summer Night
Artist : Alan Broadbent
Album : Sounds Of Summer
Label : Concord
6:26 PM
It Was So Good While It Lasted
Artist : Nat Cole
Album : Lush Life
Label : Capitol
6:26 PM
It Was So Good While It Lasted
Artist : Nat Cole
Album : Lush Life
Label : Capitol
6:30 PM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Sonny Criss
Album : Jazz In Paris
Label : Gitanes
6:37 PM
Laura
Artist : Clifford Brown
Album : Clifford Brown With Strings
Label : Emarcy
6:40 PM
Stolen Moments
Artist : Piers Lawrence
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : Jazzed Net
6:49 PM
Somewhere In The Night
Artist : Teri Thornton
Album : Jazz Divas Gold
Label : Verve
6:52 PM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : James Moody
Album : Moody 4-A
Label : IPO
7:01 PM
Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Don't Mean A Thing If It You Can't Pat Your Foot To It
Label : Pablo
7:07 PM
All The Things You Are
Artist : Trumpet Summit
Album : Trumpet Summit
Label : Mama
7:14 PM
LittleB’s Poem
Artist : EddieHenderson
Album : Inspiration
Label : Milestone
7:20 PM
Funny Valentine
Artist : Stan Getz-J.J. Johnson
Album : At The Opera House
Label : Verve
7:28 PM
Don’t You Know I Care
Artist : Johnny Hartman
Album : Johnny Hartman Collection
Label : Hip-o
7:37 PM
Shiny sStockings
Artist : Barney Kessel
Album : Jelly Beans
Label : Concord
7:45 PM
Footprints
Artist : GRP All-Stars
Album : GRP All-Star Big Band
Label : Jazz Heritage
7:52 PM
I Remember You
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Brotherhood
Label : Concord
8:04 PM
Every Breath I Take
Artist : Ella Gahant
Album : Immaculate Union
Label : Inner Fire
8:07 PM
Soft Winds
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Time After Time
Label : Pablo
8:16 PM
Bird Of Paradise
Artist : Charlie Parker
Album : Bird Symbols
Label : Collectables
8:19 PM
Ellington Medley
Artist : Billy Eckstine
Album : Compact Jazz
Label : Mercury
8:30 PM
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Artist : Stephane Grappelli
Album : At The Tivoli Gardens
Label : Pablo
8:36 PM
Only A Paper Moon
Artist : Stephane Grappelli
Album : At Tivoli Gardens
Label : Pablo
8:45 PM
In A Mellow Tone
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : The Jazz Sides
Label : Verve
8:49 PM
Hard Times
Artist : David Newman
Album : Ray Charles Presents David Fathead Newman
Label : Collectables
8:54 PM
Stolen Moments
Artist : Eddie Lockjaw Davis
Album : Straight Blues
Label : Pablo

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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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