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

March 03, 2013

9:00 AM
In A Sentimental Mood
Artist : Antoine Silvereman
Album : Blue Moods
Label : Hillsboro
9:06 AM
Day Dream
Artist : Onaje Allan Gumbs
Album : Return To Form
Label : Half Note
9:15 AM
Do Nothng Till You Hear From Me
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Very Bet Of The Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
9:23 AM
Without A Song
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Never Let Me Go
Label : Blue Note
9:29 AM
Lotus Blossom
Artist : Ted Rosenthal
Album : Out Of This World
Label : Going For Spins
9:35 AM
A Time For Love
Artist : Jackie Ryan
Album : Listen Here
Label : Open Art
9:41 AM
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
Artist : Dorothy Ashby
Album : In A Minor Groove
Label : Prestige
9:46 AM
Quintessence
Artist : Phil Woods
Album : This Is How I Feel About Quincy
Label : Jazzed Media
9:51 AM
It Could Happen To You
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Relaxing With The Miles Dasvis Quintet
Label : Prestige
10:02 AM
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
Artist : Max Roach
Album : Jazz In Three Quarter Time
Label : Emarcy
10:09 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : Miss Justine
Album : The Many Moods Of Miss Justine
Label : Dreambox
10:15 AM
I Remember Clifford
Artist : Oscar Peterson-Ray Brown-Milt Jackson
Album : Very Tall Band
Label : Telarc
10:23 AM
As Long As There’s Music
Artist : JohnnySmith
Album : The Sound Of The Johnny Smith Guitar
Label : Roulette
10:29 AM
When You Walked In The Room
Artist : Arthur Prysock
Album : Jazz Round Midnight
Label : Verve
10:32 AM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : Steve Rudolph-Ali Ryerson
Album : Soul Quest
Label : PA.CT
10:42 AM
A Train
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Classic Jazz
Label : Time-Life
10:46 AM
I’ ll Get By
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : Best Of Coleman Hawkins
Label : Prestige
10:54 AM
Sweet Georgia Brown
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : soular Energy
Label : Concord
11:03 AM
Enchantment
Artist : Larry Vuckavitch
Album : Somethng Special
Label : Tetrachord
11:10 AM
Summertime
Artist : Ernestine Anderson
Album : Ballad Essentials
Label : Concord
11:15 AM
Loolipops And Roses
Artist : John Swana
Album : Philly-New York Junction
Label : Criss Cross
11:24 AM
Laura
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : Fourmost Return
Label : Milestone
11:37 AM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Billy Eckstine
Album : All Of My Life
Label : Jasmine
11:40 AM
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Artist : Plas Johnson-Red Holloway
Album : Keep the Groove Going
Label : Milestone
11:47 AM
Just One Of Those Things
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : Best of Art Tatum Pablo Group Sessions
Label : Pablo
11:55 AM
I’m Glad There Is You
Artist : Stan Kenton
Album : Sketches On Standards
Label : cAPITOPL
12:01 AM
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Artist : Sonny Stitt
Album : Work Done
Label : High Note
12:06 AM
In A Mellow Tone
Artist : Cat Conner
Album : Car Tales
Label : Cat Connor
12:21 AM
Summer Samba
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : The Lamp Is Low
Label : Four Star
12:29 AM
Exodus
Artist : Eddie Harris
Album : EddieHarris Anthology
Label : Atlantic
12:35 AM
Mixed Emotions
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : Ultimate Dinah Washington
Label : Verve
12:41 AM
All The Things You Are
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Out Of Nowhere
Label : Pacific Jazz
12:47 AM
I Fall In Love Too Easily
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Ballads
Label : Roulette
12:50 AM
Green Dolphjin Street
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Complete Quartets With Sonny Clark
Label : Blue Note
12:57 AM
Contrasts
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Complete Reprise Studio Sessions
Label : Mosaic

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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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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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