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 22, 2013

6:06 PM
Body And Soul
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Ain't But A Few Of Us Left
Label : Pablo
6:12 PM
On A Misty Night
Artist : Peter Bernstein Quartet
Album : Somethin's Burnin'
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
6:20 PM
Detour Ahead
Artist : Junior Cook
Album : Somethin's Cookin'
Label : Muse Records
6:25 PM
I Was Telling Him About You
Artist : Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap
Album : Something To Remember
Label : Ghostlight Records
6:32 PM
Step Lightly
Artist : Benny Golson & Art Farmer
Album : Benny Golson's New York Scene
Label : Contemporary
6:39 PM
Seven Steps To Heaven
Artist : Mundell Lowe & Hendrik Meurkens
Album : Mundell's Mood
Label : Nagel Heyer Records
6:46 PM
When Joanna Loved Me
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : In Search Of....
Label : Capri Records
6:51 PM
New Delhi
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Cannonball Adderley Quintet Plus
Label : Riverside
7:01 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : RichThompson Trio
Album : Generations
Label : Origin
7:10 PM
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Incredible Jazz Guitar
Label : Riverside
7:17 PM
Save Your Love For Me
Artist : Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Album : Count Basie Presents The Eddie Davis Trio + Joe Newman
Label : Roulette
7:21 PM
Lady Is A Tramp
Artist : Frank Sinatra
Album : Best Of The Best
Label : Capitol
7:24 PM
She’s A Carioca
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : A Bluish Bag
Label : Blue Note
7:32 PM
I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Saturday Morning
Label : Jazzbook Records
7:43 PM
Desafinado
Artist : Stephen DiBonaventura
Album : Not Your Average Banjo
Label : N/A
7:43 PM
Desafinado
Artist : Stephen DiBonaventura
Album : Not Your Average Banjo
Label : N/A
7:51 PM
La Vie En Rose
Artist : Wynton Marsalis Quintet w./ Richard Galliano
Album : From Billie Holiday To Edith Piaf
Label : Rampart Street Music
8:00 PM
Emily
Artist : Warne Marsh Quartet
Album : A Ballad Album
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
8:04 PM
I Just Dropped By To Say Hello
Artist : Johnny Hartman
Album : I Just Dropped By To Say Hello
Label : Impulse
8:11 PM
Candy
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Gravy Train
Label : Blue Note
8:20 PM
Walkin’
Artist : George Shearing Quintet
Album : Jazz Concert (Live)
Label : Capitol (vinyl)
8:31 PM
The Things We Did Last Summer
Artist : Roy Hargrove
Album : The Vibe
Label : Novus/BMG
8:38 PM
Prelude To A Kiss
Artist : The Keystone Quartet w./ Eric Alexander
Album : A Love Story
Label : 32 Jazz
8:45 PM
Sugar Ray
Artist : Phineus Newborn Trio
Album : Back Home
Label : Contemporary
8:49 PM
Tetragon
Artist : Woody Shaw
Album : Last Of The Line
Label : 32 Jazz

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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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