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 24, 2013

9:00 AM
Alfie
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
9:08 AM
Flamingo
Artist : Jimmy Smith w./ Lee Morgan
Album : Music For Lovers
Label : Blue Note
9:18 AM
A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Hello Herbie
Label : MPS Records
9:26 AM
It Shouldn’t Happen In A Dream
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Soft Lights
Label : High Note
9:37 AM
When You WIsh Upon A Star
Artist : Bill Evans w./ Freddie Hubbard
Album : Interplay
Label : Riverside
9:43 AM
Until I Met You
Artist : Tony Bennett
Album :
Label : Columbia
9:47 AM
You’ve Changed
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Doin' Alright
Label : Blue Note
9:55 AM
Celia
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Walkin'...Live At The Blue Note
Label : Telarc
9:55 AM
Celia
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Walkin'...Live At The Blue Note
Label : Telarc
10:01 AM
Coffee Walk
Artist : Dave Bailey Quintet
Album : 2 Feet In The Gutter
Label : Epic (vinyl)
10:16 AM
Everytime We Say Goodbye
Artist : Fred Hersh
Album : "ETC"
Label : Red Records
10:23 AM
You Must Believe In Spring
Artist : Carolyn Leonhart
Album : Tides Of Yesterday
Label : Savant
10:30 AM
Blueport
Artist : Gerry Mulligan Quartet
Album : What Is There To Say
Label : Columbia
10:38 AM
Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute To Henry Mancini
Label : Episode Records
10:48 AM
That’s All
Artist : Lester Young & Harry "Sweets" Edison
Album : Pres And Sweets
Label : Verve
10:52 AM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : Barbara Carroll
Album : All In Fun
Label : After 9 Records
11:02 AM
Body And Soul
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Quintessential Billie Holiday Vol. 8
Label : Columbia
11:05 AM
Georgia On My Mind
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Quintessential Billie Holiday Vol. 9
Label : Columbia
11:10 AM
Blues By Five
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Cookin'
Label : Prestige
11:19 AM
On A Misty Night
Artist : Peter Bernstein
Album : Something's Burnin'
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
11:29 AM
Someone To Watch Over Me
Artist : The Great Jazz Trio
Album : Love For Sale
Label : Inner City Records
11:36 AM
I Fall In Love Too Easily
Artist : Giacomo Gates
Album : Miles Tones
Label : Savant
11:44 AM
Goin’ Home
Artist : Ike Quebec
Album : Bossa Nova Soul Samba
Label : Blue Note
11:49 AM
Nilson Matta
Artist : Samba De Orfeu
Album : Black Orpheus
Label : Motema
11:54 AM
Domino
Artist : Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet
Album : Another Git Together
Label : Mercury
12:07 PM
It Might As Well Be Spring
Artist : King Pleasure
Album : Songs That Made The Phone Light Up
Label : 32 Jazz
12:11 PM
Some Other Spring
Artist : Ben Webster w./ Strings
Album : Music For Loving
Label : Verve
12:18 PM
Why Was I Born?
Artist : Mike LeDonne Quintet
Album : 'Bout Time
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
12:25 PM
Blues For Davis Alexander
Artist : Mark Whitfield
Album : True Blue
Label : Verve
12:35 PM
Still Time
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Round Midnight Soundtrack
Label : Columbia
12:39 PM
I’ve Never Been In Love Before
Artist : Rich Thompson
Album : Less Is More
Label : Origin Records
12:50 PM
Taking A Chance On Love
Artist : Anita O’Day
Album : Anita Sings The Most
Label : Verve
12:53 PM
Star Eyes
Artist : Don Friedman Trio
Album : Timeless
Label : 441 Records

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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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