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 03, 2013

6:06 PM
Sunrise Blues
Artist : Red Norvo
Album : Just A Mood
Label : RCA/Bluebird
6:14 PM
I’ve Got A Crush On You
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Gershwin Songbook
Label : Verve
6:20 PM
How Little We Know
Artist : Frank Strozier
Album : Long Night
Label : Milestone
6:26 PM
Groovyard
Artist : Joe Pass
Album : Complete Pacific Jazz Joe Pass Quartet Sessions
Label : Mosaic
6:31 PM
Mean To Me
Artist : Lester Young
Album : Pres And Sweets
Label : Verve
6:38 PM
Dancing In The Dark
Artist : Mike Longo Trio
Album : Float Like A Butterfly
Label : Consolidated Artist Productions
6:45 PM
Warm Valley
Artist : Art Farmer Quartet
Album : Warm Valley
Label : Concord Jazz
6:53 PM
Fallen Angel
Artist : Shelly Manne
Album : 2-3-4
Label : Impulse
7:01 PM
One Thin Dime
Artist : Steve Nelson
Album : Sound-Effect
Label : High Note
7:10 PM
Make Me Rainbows
Artist : Royce Campbell Trio
Album : Make Me Rainbows
Label : Moon Cycle Records
7:17 PM
Misty
Artist : Stan Kenton
Album : Adventures In Jazz
Label : Capitol
7:21 PM
Joey Joey Joey
Artist : Bill Henderson
Album : Complete Vee Jay Recordings
Label : Vee Jay
7:25 PM
When I Fall In Love
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : Ben Webster
Label : The Soul Of Ben Webster
7:32 PM
The Ladies In Love With You
Artist : Jimmy Rowles
Album : The Definitive Black And Blue Sessions
Label : Black And Blue Records
7:38 PM
Stablemates
Artist : Bill Harris Quintet
Album : This Time The Dream's On Me
Label : Pensativa Music
7:45 PM
The Dreamer
Artist : Joe Henderson
Album : Double Rainbow
Label : Verve
7:50 PM
Waters Of March
Artist : Luciana Souza
Album : The New Bossa Nova
Label : Verve
7:56 PM
Portrait Of Jenny
Artist : Skip WIlkins Trio
Album : I Concentrate On You
Label : Dreambox Media
8:03 PM
A Tribute To somen
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : My Point Of View
Label : Blue Note
8:11 PM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : Fred Astaire
Album : The Astaire Story
Label : Verve
8:16 PM
Buffalo
Artist : John Swana-Joe Magnarelli Sextet
Album : Philly-New York Junction
Label : Criss Cross Jazz
8:22 PM
Black Velvet (Don’t Cha Go Away Mad
Artist : Sonny Clark
Album : Standards
Label : Blue Note
8:27 PM
Reflections
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time Vol. 4 Marsalis Plays Monk
Label : Columbia
8:33 PM
Down Here On The Ground
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Down Here On The Ground
Label : A&M Records
8:39 PM
The Happy Blues
Artist : Gene Ammons All-Stars
Album : The Happy Blues
Label : Prestige
8:52 PM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : Bobby Timmons Trio
Album : In Person
Label : Riverside

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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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