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

May 05, 2013

9:00 AM
In A Sentimental Mood
Artist : Emily Remler
Album : Jazz At Night's End
Label : Concord
9:07 AM
Midnight Sun
Artist : Gary Burton
Album : For Hamp,Red, Bags and Cal
Label : Concord Jazz
9:15 AM
Don’t Ever Leave Me
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : The Melody At Night With You
Label : ECM Records
9:20 AM
Mr. Bow Tie
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Mr. Bow Tie
Label : Blue Note
9:27 AM
Mr. Lucky
Artist : Paul Serrano Quintet
Album : Blues Holiday
Label : Riverside (vinyl)
9:36 AM
Stardust
Artist : Joshua Redman
Album : Walking Shadows
Label : Nonesuch Records
9:42 AM
Sometime Ago
Artist : Carol Sloane
Album : Sweet And Slow
Label : Concord
9:46 AM
It Could Happen To You
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Trio Classics Vol. 1
Label : Prestige
9:50 AM
Brother Blues
Artist : Gerry Mulligan Quartet
Album : Dragonfly
Label : Concord
10:00 AM
I Can’t Get Started
Artist : Buddy Fite
Album : Tasty
Label : Pinnacle
10:04 AM
Don’t Cha Go Away Mad
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Naturally
Label : High Note
10:12 AM
Silver’s Serenade
Artist : Steve Kuhn Trio
Album : Years Later
Label : Concord Jazz
10:19 AM
Less Is More
Artist : Rich Thompson
Album : Less Is More
Label : Origin Records
10:28 AM
Blame It On My Youth
Artist : Walt Weiskopf Quartet
Album : Live
Label : Capri Records
10:35 AM
A Fine Spring Morning
Artist : Blossom Dearie
Album : Blossom Dearie
Label : Verve
10:40 AM
Sunflower
Artist : Milt Jackson & Freddie Hubbard
Album : Sunflower
Label : CTI Records
10:49 AM
La Vie En Rose
Artist : Wynton Marsalis Quintet & Richard Galliano
Album : From Bilie Holiday To Edith Piaf
Label : Rampart Street Music
10:58 AM
Honeysuckle Rose
Artist : Jeanie Bryson
Album : Tonight I Need You So
Label : Telarc
11:03 AM
Cherry Blossom
Artist : Afro Bop Alliance
Album : Una Mas
Label : OA2 Records
11:12 AM
This Masquerade
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Llisten Here
Label : Concord
11:18 AM
Girl Talk
Artist : Dave Siebels w./ Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
Album : With Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
Label : N/A
11:24 AM
How Long Has This Been Going On
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Jazz By The Fire
Label : Concord
11:32 AM
Sonny’s Mood
Artist : Sonny Clark
Album : Dial "S" For Sonny
Label : Blue Note
11:41 AM
Crazy She Calls Me
Artist : Nat Cole
Album : Tell Me All About Yourself
Label : Capitol (vinyl)
11:45 AM
Easy To Love
Artist : Alan Broadbent
Album : Pacific Standard Time
Label : Concord
11:49 AM
Manha De Carnival
Artist : Chuck Mangione
Album : The Feeling's Back
Label : Chesky Records
11:58 AM
A Time For Love
Artist : George Shearing & Don Thompson
Album : At Home
Label : Proper Note Records
12:06 PM
Brownie Speaks
Artist : Dave Bailey Sextet
Album : Almost Forgotten-Instrumentalists
Label : Columbia (vinyl)
12:11 PM
C’est Si Bon
Artist : Birelli Lagrene
Album : Live In Marciac
Label : Dreyfus Jazz
12:22 PM
Shiny Stockings
Artist : Benny Green
Album :
Label : Blue Note
12:28 PM
Never Let Me Go
Artist : Nneena Freelon
Album : Heritage
Label : Columbia
12:39 PM
Weak End
Artist : Phil Woods & The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble
Album : Right To Swing
Label : Jazzed Media
12:45 PM
Was It Meant To Be ?
Artist : Terell Stafford
Album : Time To Let Go
Label : Candid
12:52 PM
Sleeping Dancer Sleep On
Artist : Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers
Album : Like Someone In Love
Label : Blue Note

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:09 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Fresh Air Remembers Jazz Guitarist Jim Hall

Jim Hall performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.
Adam Kissick for NPR

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 7:57 pm

Jazz guitarist, composer and arranger Jim Hall died in his sleep Tuesday; he was 83. Hall was known for a subtle, lyrical playing style, a gift for innovation and collaborations with a host of talented musicians in a career that stretched more than seven decades.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
1:19 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Ella Fitzgerald's Early Years Collected In A Chick Webb Box Set

Ella Fitzgerald sings with bandleader Chick Webb in Asbury Park, N.J., in 1938.
Hulton Archive Getty Images

Originally published on Thu December 12, 2013 9:44 am

Drummer Chick Webb's 1930s orchestra terrorized competitors in band battles and sent dancers into orbit at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom. They could be similarly explosive on record, but only rarely. Early on, they did have some hot Edgar Sampson arrangements that Benny Goodman would soon turn into hits, like "Blue Lou" and "Don't Be That Way." But the Webb band also had an old-school crooner, Charles Linton, with pre-jazz-age enunciation.

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Happy 80th Birthday BP!
5:49 am
Fri December 6, 2013

A Photo Album of Bob Perkins Through The Years

Bob Perkins' first radio gig at WGPR-FM in Detroit, 1964

Mr. Bob Perkins, WRTI jazz host extraordinaire, turns 80 years old today. And for 50 of those years he's been on the radio to the delight of thousands and thousands of listeners. Happy Birthday BP! We love your GM...and you!

Do you have any anecdotes about BP you'd like to share? Any birthday wishes? Please let Bob know in the comments section below. Thanks!

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WRTI Spotlight
12:30 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Thanksgivukkah on WRTI!

Celebrate Thanksgiving and Hanukkah with your favorite radio station. We've got the music for the perfect holiday weekend!

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From ICON Magazine
3:19 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Bob Perkins Tells The Tommy Potter Story

Jazz bassist Tommy Potter with Charlie Byrd in NYC in the late 1940s.

Tommy Potter’s name wouldn’t get much attention in jazz circles these days...unless the gathering were comprised of musicians and jazz fans with high-mileage on their odometers. But there was a time when the mention of his name brought smiles and nods of recognition, along with enthusiastic approval.

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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.

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