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 30, 2012

10:00 AM
When I Fall In Love
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Steamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet
Label : Prestige
10:03 AM
Turn Out The Stars
Artist : Steve Rudolph
Album : Daydream
Label : PA.CT
10:12 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Rollins Plays For Bird
Label : Prestige
10:20 AM
The Jazz Message
Artist : Donald Byrd Quintet
Album : The Birth Of Be-Bop
Label : Savoy
10:29 AM
All The Things You Are
Artist : Royce Campbell Trio
Album : All Standards And A Blues
Label : Philology Records
10:35 AM
You Go To My Head
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Hello Love
Label : Verve
10:42 AM
Bella Carolina
Artist : Joe Magnarelli
Album : Why Not
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
10:51 AM
Very Early
Artist : Joe Locke
Album : Very Early
Label : SteepleChase
11:01 AM
The Very Thought Of You
Artist : Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Album : Jaz For Lovers
Label : Prestige
11:08 AM
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Artist : Art Taum
Album : Modern Jazz Piano-Four Views
Label : RCA Camden
11:11 AM
I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Two For The Road
Label : Concord
11:16 AM
I’ll Get By
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : The Stardust Session
Label : Prestige
11:24 AM
Aquas
Artist : James Silberstein
Album : Song For Micaela
Label : Consolidated Artists Productions
11:33 AM
Never Let Me Go
Artist : Roy Hargrove Quintet
Album : Tenors Of Our Time
Label : Verve
11:39 AM
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life ?
Artist : Irene Kral
Album : You Are There
Label : Audiophile
11:46 AM
Seed Shack
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 The Sixties
Label : Prestige
11:52 AM
In The Still Of The Night
Artist : Bill Charlap
Album : Written In The Stars
Label : Blue Note
12:06 PM
Solid
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Solid
Label : Blue Note
12:13 PM
Gone With The Wind
Artist : Dave Brubeck Quartet
Album : Dave Brubeck Quartet At Storyville 1954
Label : Columbia
12:23 PM
Sometime Ago
Artist : Lee Ritenour
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : GRP Records
12:27 PM
Stockholm Sweetnin’
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : You Got What It Takes
Label : Enja Records
12:34 PM
Montivideo
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Here Comes The Sun
Label : MPS Records
12:38 PM
Song For Tarif
Artist : Stephen Sscott w./ Branford Marsallis
Album : The Beautiful Thing
Label : Verve
12:46 PM
You’re Gettin’ To Be A Habit With Me
Artist : Harry "Sweets" Edison
Album : Buddy And Sweets
Label : Verve
12:51 PM
Desafinado
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Jazz Samba
Label : Verve
12:57 PM
O Barquinho (My Little Boat)
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Saturday Afternoon Jazz
Label : Concord Jazz
1:03 PM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Groovy
Label : Prestige
1:14 PM
Candy Bar
Artist : Frank Capp/Nat Pierce Juggernaut
Album : Live Atr The Alley Cat
Label : Concord
1:20 PM
Gaslight
Artist : Dmitry Baevsky
Album : The Composers
Label : Sharp Nine Records
1:26 PM
What Are You Doing New Years Eve ?
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Christmas Songs
Label : Verve
1:30 PM
You Must Believe In Spring
Artist : Jack Wilkins
Album : Mexico
Label : CTI Records
1:39 PM
Moonglow
Artist : Errol Garner
Album : Encores in Hi-Fi
Label : Columbia (vinyl)
1:44 PM
One Thin Dime
Artist : Steve Nelson
Album : Sound-Effect
Label : High Note Records
1:54 PM
Little Girl Blue
Artist : The Drummonds (Renee Rosnes-Piano)
Album : A Beautiful Friendship
Label : Venus Records

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Station Announcements
7:30 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

The Berks Jazz Fest Is Coming Up...

Are you planning on checking out the 2014 Berks Jazz Fest in Reading? It's a must-attend event. Of course, we'll be there! Mark your calendar now, drive up between March 28th and April 6th, and stop by and say hello to some of our WRTI hosts - Jeff Duperon on Friday night the 28th, and Bob Perkins on Sunday morning the 30th.

Details and full lineup here.

WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:43 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

In Session: Frank Wess' 'Magic 201' Offers One Last Lesson

Frank Wess.
Hiroyuki Ito Getty Images

Originally published on Wed February 12, 2014 12:35 pm

Frank Wess' new album, Magic 201, is a sequel to last year's similar helping of ballads and midtempo strollers, Magic 101. The new album is very nearly every bit as good, and made a little more poignant by Wess' death just before Halloween. On his last session as a leader in 2011, he was still sounding strong at 89.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
6:42 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Duke Ellington's Lost Opera, Forever A Work In Progress

Karen Marie Richardson (right) plays the title role in the Long Beach Opera's staging of Queenie Pie, the jazz opera Duke Ellington left unfinished when he died in 1974.
Bryan Frank Long Beach Opera

Duke Ellington added more than 3,000 songs to the American music vault before his death in 1974. He also started composing what he hoped would be a great American street opera — which composers have spent 40 years adapting, trying to figure out what the Duke wanted for his unfinished opus.

But before you imagine soothing arias or boisterous trills and vibrato, let me stop you: Ellington's opera is very much a work of jazz.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
8:51 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Dave Brubeck Was The Macklemore Of 1954

Dave Brubeck received a posthumous tribute at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:30 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Remaking All That Jazz From Shanghai's Lost Era

Electronic music producer Dave Liang and jazz singer Zhang Le collaborated on a new album of Shanghai jazz standards from the 1930s and 1940s.
Zhuang Yan Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue January 28, 2014 6:55 pm

You may not hear it when you're listening to Shanghai jazz standards from the 1930s and '40s, but dig deeper into their history and you'll find a generational skip in the record.

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Latest from ICON Magazine
3:04 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

ICON Suggests: The Jimmy Amadie Trio

Jimmy Amadie

The Jimmy Amadie Trio: Live At The Philadelphia Art Museum - This is a review and, unfortunately, a testimonial, since jazz pianist Jimmy Amadie passed away from cancer in early December 2013.

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Latest from ICON Magazine
2:11 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

ICON: The Jazz Scene

ORGAN-IZING: In keeping with Philadelphia’s contribution to jazz through the years, it must be mentioned that the city and surrounding areas are also known for producing some of the finest jazz organ players in history. The most famous of them all, Jimmy Smith, was born in Norristown. Joey DeFrancesco, a native Philadelphian, helped put the Hammond B-3 organ back on the map. And who can forget area natives like Richard “Groove” Holmes and Trudy Pitts? Organist Dan Fogel has been at it for a long time, despite trends and ups and downs in jazz organ popularity.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:24 am
Sat January 11, 2014

Sax Great Jimmy Heath 'Walked With Giants,' And He's Still Here

Jimmy Heath and friends at a session at New York's WOR Studios in 1953. Left to right: Miles Davis, Kenny Drew, Art Blakey, Jimmy Heath.
Temple University Press / Jimmy Heath collection

Originally published on Sat January 11, 2014 11:31 am

In the room he uses as a practice space and office in his apartment in Corona, Queens, Jimmy Heath recalls a hit record from long ago.

"It's a song Bill Farrell, a popular singer, had years ago," he says, and then sings: "You've changed, you're not the angel I once knew / No need to tell me that we're through / It's all over now, you've changed." Then the 5'3" musician with the big sound picks up his tenor saxophone and blows.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
10:25 am
Thu January 9, 2014

The Drummer Who Invented Jazz's Basic Beat

It doesn't take an expert to identify this sound as a jazz rhythm:

Musicians call it "spang-a-lang," for obvious phonetic reasons, and it's so synonymous with jazz, it no longer occurs to us that someone had to invent it. But someone did: a drummer named Kenny Clarke, who would have turned 100 today.

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Jazz Holiday Highlights
1:49 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Have Yourself A Merry Little Jazz Christmas on WRTI

Join your favorite jazz hosts for their favorite holiday jazz tunes! On Christmas Eve from 6 to 9 pm, and on Christmas Night, from 6 pm to midnight, they'll each bring you the best in seasonal jazz.

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