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

January 13, 2013

10:00 AM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : Gerry Mulligan-Ben Webster
Album : Ellington- Strayhorn Songbook
Label : Verve
10:07 AM
In The Still Of The Night
Artist : Bill Charlap
Album : Written In The Stars
Label : Blue Note
10:15 AM
Django
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : MJQ And Friends
Label : Atlantic
10:23 AM
Love Wants To Dance
Artist : Diane Schuur
Album : Diane Schuur Collection
Label : GRP
10:31 AM
Enchantment
Artist : Larry Vuckavitch
Album : Something Special
Label : Tetrachord
10:37 AM
Solar
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Prestige Legacy
Label : Prestige
10:42 AM
Darn That Dream
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Music For Lovers
Label :
10:50 AM
Medley
Artist : Morgana King
Album : Tender Moments
Label : 32 Jazz
10:55 AM
How Insensitive
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Soul Espanol
Label : Limelight
11:01 AM
Candy
Artist : The Jazz GAiants
Album : The Jazz Giants
Label : Verve
11:09 AM
Body And Soul
Artist : Eddie Davis
Album : Prestige Profiles"Lockjaw" Eddie Davis
Label : Pretige
11:15 AM
In A Mellow Tone
Artist : Cat Connor
Album : Cat Tales
Label : Cat Connor
11:23 AM
Daahoud
Artist : James Moody
Album : James Moody
Label : Priceless
11:31 AM
In A Sentimental Mood
Artist : Peter Weniger-And The Metropole Orchestra
Album : Peter Weniger And The Metropole Orchestra
Label : Mons
11:38 AM
Embraceable You
Artist : Don Patterson
Album : Just Friends
Label : Prestige
11:50 AM
A Train
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : The Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
11:56 AM
Memories Of You
Artist : Mundel Lowe
Album : Guitar Moods
Label : Rivreside
12:06 PM
That Old Feeling
Artist : Roy Haynes
Album : Love Letters
Label : Columbia
12:12 PM
This Is All I Ask
Artist : Oscar Peterson-Buddy De Franco
Album : Hark
Label : Pablo
12:18 PM
I’m Old Fashioned
Artist : Miss Justine
Album : Tasty
Label : Dreambox
12:23 PM
Lotus Blossom
Artist : Ted Rosenthal
Album : Out Of This World
Label : Going For Spins
12:30 PM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Sweet Rain
Label : Verve
12:36 PM
Mood Indigo
Artist : Coleman Hawkins-Duke Ellington
Album : Ellington Meets Hawkins
Label : Impulse
12:41 PM
Line For Lyons
Artist : Lionel Hampton
Album : Lionel Hampton And Friends
Label : Telarc
12:50 PM
CHristo Redentor
Artist : Donald Byrd
Album : Best Of Blue Note
Label : Blue Note
12:55 PM
Day Dream
Artist : Sonny Criss
Album : Duke Ellington-Billy Strayhorn Songbook
Label : Verve
1:01 PM
Moon And Sand
Artist : Jackie Ryan
Album : This Heart Of Mine
Label : Open Art
1:07 PM
Dolphin Dance
Artist : Keystone Quartet
Album : A Love Story
Label : Milestone
1:16 PM
Home In Indiana
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : MJQ And Friends
Label : Atlantic
1:24 PM
Two For The Road
Artist : Joe Locke
Album : For The Love Of You
Label : E1
1:31 PM
I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
Artist : Clifford Brown
Album : Brown nd Roach Inc
Label : Emarcy
1:38 PM
Make Believe
Artist : Pete Symser
Album : Jerome Kern Concert
Label : Pete Smyser
1:43 PM
I’ll Be Tired Of You
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Misty
Label : Polygram
1:48 PM
Sunday
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Prestige Legacy
Label : Prestige
1:55 PM
Sister Sadie
Artist : Ray Brown/ Monty Alexander/Herb Ellis
Album : Ray Brown/Monty Alexander/Herb Ellis
Label : Concord

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Bob Perkins Broadcasts from Wiggins Park
12:48 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

BP: On the Road Again!

Bob Perkins

Join Bob Perkins as he broadcasts live from the Wiggins Park Sunset Jazz Series in Camden, NJ on Monday, August 5th at 6 pm.  BP will bring you the usual GM from his regular summer post, right next to the big stage at Wiggins Park as the crowd awaits the night’s headliner, pianist Danilo Perez, who takes the stage at 8 pm.  Expect to hear BP speak to the folks responsible for keeping this series alive for 22 years, and, if we’re lucky, the man himself, Danilo Perez.

BP Live From Wiggins Park
12:29 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Bob Perkins Hits the Road!

BP with the GM

Join Bob Perkins as he broadcasts live from the the Wiggins Park Sunset Jazz Series in Camden, NJ on Monday, July 15th at 6 pm.  BP will bring you the usual GM from his regular summer post, right next to the big stage at Wiggins Park as the crowd awaits the night’s headliner, Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes. 

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Latest from ICON
11:57 am
Fri July 5, 2013

ICON Suggests: Eliane Elias, I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)

Eliane Elias

A one-of-a-kind pianist and performer, you never know what Eliane Elias will do next. The Brazilian native is an indefatigable interpreter of song, effortlessly shifting between styles and moods. In concert, she has a story behind every tune and infuses her playing with a party-like groove, yet she remains a consummate musician with a deep, soulful vibe that she always brings to the material.

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Latest from ICON
12:22 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

The Artistic Evolution of The Legendary Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett has been at this for a while. But he is still as enthusiastic—or maybe even more enthusiastic—about jazz, jazz musicians and singing than when I first met him in 1970. I was but a wee lad back then, playing drums in Philadelphia with sax great Charlie Ventura. One evening, the great jazz pianist—John Bunch—newly-appointed Musical Director for Tony Bennett and former Ventura cohort in the Gene Krupa jazz quartet, walked in after his Bennett gig and wanted to sit in. I’ll never forget it.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
1:12 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

'My Ellington': A Pianist Gives Duke Her Personal Touch

Duke Ellington (1899-1974) at the piano at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon, during a British tour on Feb. 10, 1963.
John Pratt Getty Images

Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 4:50 pm

At the keys, Duke Ellington abstracted from stride piano, which modernized ragtime. Ellington's own spare percussive style then refracted through Thelonious Monk and Cecil Taylor, as well as a generation of freewheeling pianists active in Europe, like Aki Takase. Her new solo piano album is My Ellington, on which she plays some stride bass herself, as in "In a Mellow Tone."

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ENCORE!
10:05 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

The New York Philharmonic: A Jazz Flavor, June 23 At 4 PM

Wynton Marsalis

All of the works in this Sunday's New York Philharmonic broadcast have a jazz connection. Igor Stravinsky's 1918 Ragtime for 11 Instruments draws its inspiration from popular music of the time, including jazz. Aaron Copland's jazz-steeped Clarinet Concerto dates from 30 years later, a commission from Benny Goodman. Wynton Marsalis has describe his "Swing Symphony" as a symphonic meditation on the evolution of swing, and prominently features the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, with the Philharmonic.  Alan Gilbert and Case Scaglione
 conduct.

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Diamond Sessions
11:11 am
Thu June 6, 2013

The Karrin Allyson & Bill McGlaughlin "Diamond Session" On WRTI: Sunday, June 9th At 4 PM

WRTI jazz host Bob Perkins with Karrin Allyson and Bill McGlaughlin in the WRTI performance studio, April 14, 2013.

Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist and pianist Karrin Allyson and radio personality Bill McGlaughlin (who is also a musician, conductor, and composer!) visited the WRTI performance studio in April and treated a few lucky guests to an amazing show. It was a fantastic afternoon in celebration of WRTI's 60th Anniversary! Join us to hear a broadcast of the session on Sunday, June 9th at 4 pm.

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A Three-Hour Tribute!
1:25 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

A Duke Ellington Birthday Bash On WRTI

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington

We're throwing an Ellington Birthday Bash on Monday, April 29th from 7 to 10 pm to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of The Duke! There will be special Spring Member Drive thank-you gifts that will only be available during this three-hour period, and Duke’s music will be heard the entire time. We can’t think of a better way to cap off Jazz Appreciation Month! Join us!

WRTI Spotlight
11:57 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Brazilian Jazz Duo MINAS on Voices in Jazz

Tune in on Sunday, April 21st at 5 pm on our HD-2 channel when the popular Brazilian vocal duo MINAS stops by the station. Orlando Haddad and Patricia King will fill you in about their current project to complete a fabulous CD that they started work on in 2004 when they had teamed up with arranger and orchestrator, Bill Zaccagni to present “Symphony in Bossa,” a music program enhanced by Bill’s arrangements written specifically for MINAS - featuring original compositions and traditional Brazilian repertoire. "Symphony in Bossa" was halted due to Bill's sudden, tragic passing.

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Berks Fest Live Remote Broadcasts
1:12 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

WRTI At The 23rd Annual Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest In Reading

The Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest 2013 runs from April 5th to 14th in Reading.

WRTI continues a long-standing relationship with the Berks Jazz Fest, which runs from April 5th through the 14th in Reading, PA. Jeff Duperon will broadcast live from the Berks on BOTH Friday and Saturday nights of the Festival, and Bob Perkins will bring you some "GM" in the AM from Reading on Sunday, April 7th.

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