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

October 11, 2012

6:05 PM
Enchantment
Artist : Larry Vuckavitch
Album : Something Special
Label : Going For Spins
6:12 PM
We Could Make Such Beatiful Music Together
Artist : Phil Woods
Album : The Rev And I
Label : Blue Note
6:20 PM
You Came A Long Way From St. Louie
Artist : Carol Welsman
Album : Journey
Label : Justin Time
6:27 PM
Pieces Of Dreams
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : More Than A Mood
Label : Music Masters
6:35 PM
Sweet Georgia Brown
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Ray Brown/Monty Alexander/Herb Ellis
Label : Concord
6:40 PM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Dina DeRose
Album : Love's Holiday
Label : Sharp Nine
6:45 PM
Autumn In New York
Artist : The Drummonds
Album : WhenYou Wish Upon A Star
Label : 32 Jazz
6:53 PM
If I Had You
Artist : George Mesterhazy-Joe Barratt
Album : Memories Of You
Label : Barratt-Mesterhazy
7:01 PM
Fever
Artist : Kenny Burrell-Jimmys Smith
Album : Blue Bash
Label : Verve
7:07 PM
Laura
Artist : Chuck Reed
Album : Happy All The Time
Label : Arbors
7:16 PM
They Falling On Love Is Wonderful
Artist : Sonny Stitt
Album : The Boss Men
Label : Prestige
7:32 PM
Lover Man
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : The Cooker
Label : Blue Note
7:39 PM
Dancing In The Dark
Artist : Charlie Parker
Album : Jazz 'Round Midnight
Label : Verve
7:43 PM
Walkin’
Artist : Leroy Vinnegar
Album : Leroy Walks
Label : Contemporary
7:49 PM
Sunny
Artist : Nancy Wilson
Album : Lush Life
Label : Capitol
7:55 PM
Moon And Sand
Artist : Randy Napoleon
Album : Between Friends
Label : Azica
8:02 PM
Wagon Wheels
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Wonderful, Wonderful
Label : High Note
8:11 PM
Midnight Cowboy
Artist : Toots Thielemans
Album : Europen Quartet
Label : Challenge
8:16 PM
Quasimodo
Artist : Warren Vache
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
8:22 PM
Speak Low
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : The Calling
Label : Blue Note
8:30 PM
Land Of Dreams
Artist : Eddie Davis-Johnny Griffin
Album : Live At Mnton's
Label : Pablo
8:39 PM
Michelle
Artist : Singers Unlimited
Album : Magic Voices
Label : MPS
8:43 PM
Front And Center
Artist : Lee Smith
Album : Sittin' On A Secret
Label : Lee Smith
8:50 PM
Here, There and everywhere
Artist : George Benson
Album : Tenderly
Label : Warner Brothers
8:55 PM
The Duke
Artist : The Last Big Band
Album : Heck Yeah
Label : The Last Big Band

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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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