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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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.

At The PMA On Friday Night
6:32 am
Thu September 12, 2013

WRTI & Terell Stafford at Art After 5 = Fun!

Terell Stafford is "one of the great trumpet players of our time" - (McCoy Tyner). Terell is director of jazz studies at Temple University and has a busy touring calendar.

Join Jeff Duperon this Friday evening, September 13 at 6 pm as he presents his program live from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The museum’s Art After 5 series is beginning a new season, and Temple University's own Terell Stafford has the honor of kicking it off.  Stafford will perform with The Philly New York Junction, which features Tony Miceli on vibes and Chris Farr on saxophone.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
7:04 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, Has Died

Marian McPartland.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 4:23 pm

Marian McPartland, who gave the world an intimate, insider's perspective on one of the most elusive topics in music — jazz improvisation — died of natural causes Tuesday night at her home in Long Island, N.Y. She was 95.

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2013 Newport Jazz Festival LIVE!
12:35 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Newport Jazz Festival LIVE Webcast: Right Here On WRTI.ORG, August 3 and 4

Can't make it to Rhode Island for this year's Newport Jazz Festival? No worries...just visit us online at WRTI.org for LIVE webcasts starting on Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th.

Click here for Live Webcasts!

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Live Webcasts on August 3 and 4
1:36 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

5 To Watch: Newport Jazz Festival Debuts

Dee Alexander is among the artists leading a band for the first time at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.
Courtesy of the artist

Major jazz gatherings such as the Newport Jazz Festival — which dates back to 1954 — have always relied on big names to attract visitors. The 2013 edition is no different, with headliners such as Wayne Shorter (with Herbie Hancock), Marcus Miller, Chick Corea, Eddie Palmieri and Esperanza Spalding.

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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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