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

July 01, 2013

6:06 PM
In A Sentimental Mood
Artist : Antoine Silverman
Album : Blue Moods
Label : Hillsboro
6:13 PM
All Too Soon
Artist : Oscar Peterson-Buddy DeFranco
Album : Hark
Label : Pablo
6:20 PM
Your Is My Heart Alone
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : Trioing
Label : Jardis
6:28 PM
Summer Serenade
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : Art Farmer And The Jazz Giants
Label : Prestige
6:35 PM
Love Letters
Artist : Russell Malone-Benny Green
Album : Live At The Bistro
Label : Telarc
6:39 PM
It Was So Good While It lasted
Artist : Nat Cole
Album : Lush Life
Label : Capitol
6:42 PM
Con Alma
Artist : Oscar Peterson-Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy Gillespie-Oscar Peterson
Label : Pablo
6:49 PM
Harlem Nocturne
Artist : Buck Hill
Album : The Buck Stops Here
Label : Muse
7:00 PM
Bossa Nova Do Marilla
Artist : Milt Jackson-Monty Alexander
Album : Soul Fusion
Label : Pablo
7:07 PM
The End Of A Love Affair
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Dexter Calling
Label : Blue Note
7:14 PM
It Had To Be You
Artist : Eddie Daniels
Album : Mean What You Say
Label : IPO
7:22 PM
Nardis
Artist : Rob Henderson
Album : Rob Henderson And The H Factor
Label : Philly Breakdown
7:27 PM
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Artist : Howard McGee-Teddy Edwards
Album : Together Again
Label : Contemporary
7:36 PM
When Sunny Gets Blue
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Koch
7:40 PM
In The Still Of The Night
Artist : Charlie Parker
Album : Cole Porter Songbook
Label : Verve
7:44 PM
Bag’s Groove
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some Of My Best Friends Are Trumpet Players
Label : Telarc
7:52 PM
Dancing In The Dark
Artist : Booker Irvin
Album : Structurally Sound
Label : Blue Note
7:57 PM
Theme To Grace
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Definitive Vince Guaralldi
Label : Fantasy
8:01 PM
Samba
Artist : Steve Davis
Album : Portrait In Sound
Label : Concord
8:09 PM
Limehouse Blues
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Cannonball's Finest Hour
Label : Verve
8:16 PM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Ernestine Anderson
Album : Rogers And Hart Songbook
Label : Verve
8:21 PM
Body And Soul
Artist : Bud Shank-Bob Cooper
Album : A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
Label : Koch
8:26 PM
Linus And Lucy
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
8:31 PM
Folks Who Live On The Hill
Artist : Gloria Lynne
Album : Gloria Lynne's Greatest Hits
Label : Everest
8:35 PM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Late Night Jazz
Label : Pazzazz
8:45 PM
Moonglow
Artist : Gary Burton
Album : Gary Burton Collection
Label : GRP
8:54 PM
If I Were A Bell
Artist : Bobbyb Hutcherson
Album : Four Seasons
Label : Bellaphon

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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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