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

September 15, 2013

9:06 AM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : Gerry Mulligan-Ben Webster
Album : Mulligan Meets The Saxophonists
Label : Verve
9:13 AM
Dear OldStockholm
Artist : Pete Jolly
Album : Your Truly
Label : Quartet
9:21 AM
Deep River
Artist : Toshiko Akiyoshi-Charlie Mariano
Album : Toshiko-Mariano Quartet
Label : Jazz Man
9:26 AM
All Blues
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : The Legend
Label : Enja
9:33 AM
Early Autumn
Artist : Cleo Laine
Album : Cleo Laine Jazz
Label : RCA
9:38 AM
Green Leaves Od Summer
Artist : Hampton Hawes
Album : Green Leaves Of Summer
Label : Contemporary
9:44 AM
Naima
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : Six By Six
Label : Moon Cycle
9:52 PM
The Lamp Is Low
Artist : Stanely Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
10:01 PM
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Artist : Al Grey-J.J. Johnson
Album : Things Are Getting Better All The Time
Label : Pablo
10:08 PM
When October Goes
Artist : Jimi Odell
Album : A Change Of Pace
Label : Jimi Odell
10:14 PM
Way Out West
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Original Jazz Classics Sampler
Label : Contemporary
10:21 PM
Lil’ Darlin’
Artist : Joe Newman
Album : Good And Groovy
Label : Prestige
10:29 PM
The Odd Coupsle
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
10:35 PM
Winetone
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : What I Mean
Label : Milestone
10:43 PM
Show Me
Artist : Lorez Alexandria
Album : Jazz Divas Gold
Label : Verve
10:47 PM
Spartacus
Artist : Jeremy Steig-Bill Evans
Album : What's New
Label : Verve
10:54 PM
Take five
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : This Is Jazz
Label : Columbia
11:02 PM
Song Fo My Father
Artist : Richard Groove Holmes
Album : Soul Message
Label : Prestige
11:08 PM
Recorda Me
Artist : Jon Meyer
Album : The Classics
Label : Reservoir
11:15 PM
But Beautiful
Artist : Sam Most
Album : But Beautiful
Label : Catalyst
11:20 PM
Poinciana
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Live At The Pershing
Label : Chess
11:31 PM
Davey Blue
Artist : David Newman
Album : Lone Star Legend
Label : 32 Jazz
11:39 PM
Prelude To A Kiss
Artist : Morgana King
Album : A Taste Of Honey
Label : Mainstream
11:44 PM
Lady Be Good
Artist : Oscar Peterson-Milt Jackson
Album : Two Of The Few
Label : Pablo
11:53 PM
Sunrise Sunset
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Delightfulee
Label : BleNote
12:06 PM
When Sunny Gets Blue
Artist : George Mesterhazy-JoeBarratt
Album : Memories Of You
Label : Barratt-Mesterhazy
12:13 PM
Love Letters
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Wonderful, Wonderful
Label : High Note
12:21 PM
I’m Lost
Artist : Arthur Prysock-Count Basie
Album : Basie Prysock
Label : Verve
12:24 PM
Cast Your Fate To The Wind
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fastasy
12:30 PM
The Lamp Is Low
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Grant Green Retrospective
Label : Blue Note
12:36 PM
Moanin’
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : WRTI 60 th Anniversary
Label : WRTI
12:43 PM
Django
Artist : Johnny Smith
Album : Complete Rosst Recordings
Label : Roost
12:50 PM
EmraceableUYou
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan
Label : Verve
12:55 PM
BP With The Gm
Artist : Eddie Morgan
Album : BP With The GM
Label : Eddie Morgan

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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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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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