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 03, 2013

6:06 PM
Darn That Dream
Artist : Billy Taylor-Gerry Mulligan
Album : Live At MCG
Label : MCG
6:12 PM
How Insensitive
Artist : Leroy Vinnegar
Album : Walkin' The Basses
Label : Contemporary
6:18 PM
All The Things You Are
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Love, Lost And Found
Label : Telarc
6:25 PM
Dream Dancing
Artist : Larry McKenna
Album : Profile
Label : Dreambox
6:33 PM
My Romance
Artist : O.C. Smith
Album : The Dynamic O.C. Smith
Label : Columbia
6:37 PM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Illinois Jacquet-Kenny Burrell
Album : Desert Sands
Label : Argo
6:45 PM
Emraceable You
Artist : Johnny Smith
Album : Sound Of The Johnny Smith Guitar
Label : Koch
6:49 PM
Speak Low
Artist : Lew Tabachin-Metropole Orchestra
Album : Pyramid
Label : Koch
6:56 PM
Come On Home
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Horace Silver Quintet
Label : Blue Note
7:05 PM
I’ll Never Smile Again
Artist : Frank Sinatra-Tommy Dorsey
Album : Love Songs
Label : RCA
7:08 PM
Moonglow
Artist : Artie Shaw
Album : In The Mood
Label : RCA
7:11 PM
He’s Funny That Way
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : In The Mood
Label : RCA
7:18 PM
If I Should Lose You
Artist : Harry Allen-Scott Hamilton
Album : Heavy Juice
Label : Concord
7:25 PM
Social Call
Artist : Donald Byrd-Gigi Gryce
Album : Donald Byrd-Giggi Gryce Jazz Lab
Label : Collectables
7:32 PM
I Don’t Want To Walk Without You Baby
Artist : Harry James
Album : Best Of The big Bands
Label : Columbai
7:36 PM
I Had The Craziest Dream
Artist : Harry James
Album : Best Of Big Bands
Label : Columbia
7:39 PM
Gal In Calico
Artist : Glenn Miller
Album : Kings Of Swing
Label : Laserlight
7:43 PM
Once I Loved
Artist : Milt Jackson-Monty Alexander
Album : Soul Fusion
Label : Pablo
7:51 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Zoot Sims With Joe Castro Trio
Label : Pablo
8:00 PM
Cherokee
Artist : Charlie Barnet
Album : Big Bands Vol 1
Label : MCPS
8:05 PM
Begine The Bequine
Artist : Artie Shaw
Album : Big Band Sound Vol 1
Label : MCPS
8:08 PM
There I’ve Said It Again
Artist : Vaughn Monroe
Album : Hit Parade 1945
Label : Time-Life
8:14 PM
Tenderly
Artist : Oscar Peterson-Lionel Hampton
Album : Jazz Masters 26
Label : Verve
8:23 PM
Here’s To Life
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : Here's To Life
Label : Verve
8:35 PM
Sentimental Journey
Artist : Les Brown
Album : Hit Parade 1945
Label : Time-Life
8:38 PM
Oh,ohnny
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Hit Parade 1945
Label : Time-Life
8:45 PM
Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Four Gerations of Miles
Album : Four Generations of Miles
Label : Cheskly
8:51 PM
This Love Of Mine
Artist : Frank Sinatra-Tommy Dorsey
Album : Big Band Collection
Label : RCA
8:56 PM
Moonlight Serenade
Artist : Glenn Miller
Album : Moonlight Serenade
Label : RCA

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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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