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

December 09, 2012

10:00 AM
Three Degrees Easr, Four Degrees West
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : First Place Again
Label : Collectables
10:07 AM
How Insensitive
Artist : Oscar Petersons
Album : Soul Espanol
Label : Limelight
10:13 AM
As Long As there’s Music
Artist : Cedar Walton
Album : As Long As There's Music
Label : Evidence
10:19 AM
Central Park West
Artist : Susan Goodman
Album : Central Park West
Label :
10:23 AM
It Was So Good While It Lasted
Artist : Nat Cole
Album : Lush Life
Label : Capitol
10:28 AM
My Old FlameMy Old FL\
Artist : Joe Magnarelli
Album :
Label :
10:28 PM
My Old Flame
Artist : Joe Magnarelli
Album : My Old Flame
Label : Give A Go
10:35 PM
Dancing In The Dark
Artist : Booker Irvin
Album : Structurally Sound
Label : Blue Note
10:40 PM
Miss Justine
Artist : Miss Justine
Album : I'm Old Fashioned
Label : Tasty
10:47 PM
Stella By Strlight
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Blue Note Sessions
Label : Mosaic
10:53 PM
Gone With The Wind
Artist : Frank Wess
Album : Frank Wess Quartet
Label : Moodsville
11:00 PM
Two part Contention
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Dave Brubeck's All Time Hits
Label : Columbia
11:10 AM
Triste
Artist : Stanely Turrentine
Album : More Than A Mood
Label : Music Masters
11:15 AM
Medley
Artist : Billy Eckstine
Album : Jazz 'Round Midnight
Label : Verve
11:33 AM
Suddenly
Artist : Keystone Quartet
Album : A Love Story
Label : 32 Jazz
11:37 AM
All The Things You Are
Artist : Amereicans In Europe
Album : Americans In Europe
Label : GRP
11:49 AM
Stolen Moments
Artist : Grover Washington Jr
Album : Then And Now
Label : Columbia
11:56 AM
Miles Ahead
Artist : Miless Davis
Album : Miles Ahead
Composer : Columbia
Label :
12:06 PM
I Have Dreamed
Artist : Lena Horn
Album : Lena...A New Album
Label : Vocalion
12:11 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : Dan Fogel
Album : 15 West
Label : Whaling Waters
12:19 PM
40 Days
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time In
Label : Columbia
12:24 PM
Jordu
Artist : Conti Condoli
Album : West Coast Wailers
Label : Collectables
12:29 PM
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Benny Carter With Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Past Perfect
12:33 PM
Here’s To Life
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : Jazz Divas Gold
Label : Verve
12:38 PM
Green Dolphin Street
Artist : The THree Sounds
Album : Moods
Label : Blue Note
12:44 PM
If I Should Lose You
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : Make Me Rainbows
Label : Moon Cycle
12:49 PM
Manhattan Serenade
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Blues-ette
Label : Savoy
12:55 PM
Flamingo
Artist : Oscar Peterson-Stephane Grappello
Album : Jazz In Paris
Label : Verve
1:04 PM
More Today Than Yesterday
Artist : Charlie Earland
Album : Whip Appeal
Label : Muse
1:12 PM
A House Is Not A Home
Artist : Christy Baron
Album : Take This Journey
Label : Chesky
1:18 PM
Just Friends
Artist : Pete Souders
Album : Echoes Of Ortliebs
Label : Pete Souders
1:22 PM
Speak Low
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Grant Green Retrospective
Label : Blue Note
1:31 PM
Come In From The Rain
Artist : Shawn Monteoro
Album : To Carmen With Love
Label : Whaling Waters
1:35 PM
I’ll Take Romance
Artist : Phil Woods
Album : American Songbook
Label : Kind Of Blue
1:43 PM
Someone To Light Up My Life
Artist : George Mesterhazy-Jimi Odell
Album :
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Label : Live At The Merion Inn
1:48 PM
Mandeville
Artist : Patrick Williams
Album : Aurora
Label : Reel One
1:54 PM
You’re My Everything
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Live At Scullers
Label : Telarc

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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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