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

January 15, 2013

6:06 PM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Jazz Signatures
Label : Concord
6:13 PM
Star Eyes
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Yardbird Suite
Label : Contemporary
6:21 PM
I Didn’t Know About You
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : The Language Of Love
Label : Telarc
6:26 PM
Favors
Artist : Stephane Grappelli
Album : Uptown Dance
Label : Columbia
6:34 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : Carl Fontana
Album : The Great Fontana
Label : Uptown
6:40 PM
Once In a While
Artist : Art Tatum-Buddy DeFranco
Album : Tatum Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
6:46 PM
Go Away Little Boy
Artist : Marlena Shaw
Album : Jazz Divas Gold
Label : Verve
6:50 PM
Until The Real Real Thing Comes Along
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Music For Lovers
Label : Blue Note
6:56 PM
Summer Night
Artist : Warren Vache
Album : Warm Evening
Label : Concord
7:03 PM
So Easy
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Lonely Star
Label : Prestige
7:10 PM
To The Ends Of The Earth
Artist : Jackie Ryan
Album : Listen Here
Label : Open Art
7:16 PM
Angel Eyes
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : High Heat, Low Flame
Label : Collectables
7:23 PM
A Train
Artist : Newport Jazz Festival All-Stars
Album : On Tour
Label : Concord
7:32 PM
Dreamsville
Artist : Sue Raney
Album : Music If Henry Mancini
Label : Trend
7:38 PM
Lazy Bird
Artist : Pat Martino
Album : East
Label : Prestige
7:47 PM
Invitation
Artist : David Newman
Album : Chillin'
Label : High Note
7:53 PM
Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
Artist : Stanley Turrentine and The Three Sounds
Album : Blue Hour
Label : Blue Note
8:00 PM
Motherless Child
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Feelin' The Spirit
Label : Blue Note
8:09 PM
There Will Never Be Another You
Artist : Athur Prysock
Album : Portrait Of Arthur Prysock
Label : Verve
8:13 PM
C.C Rider
Artist : J.J. Johnson
Album : At The Village Vanguared
Label : Prestige
8:18 PM
Little B’s Poem
Artist : Eddie Henderson
Album : Inspiration
Label : Milestone
8:27 PM
Here’s To Life
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : Jazz Divas Gold
Label : Verve
8:33 PM
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Artist : Sonny Stitt
Album : Work Done
Label : High Note
8:43 PM
Jaws
Artist : Count Basie And The Kansas City Septum
Album : Mostly Blues And Others
Label : Pablo
8:49 PM
Here, There And Everywhere
Artist : George Benson
Album : Tenderly
Label : Warner Brothers
8:55 PM
Front And Center
Artist : Lee Smith
Album : Sittin' On A Secret
Label : Vectordisc

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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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Jazz Appreciation Month
11:24 am
Tue April 2, 2013

April Is Jazz Appreciation Month: Celebrate With WRTI!

Join WRTI through the month of April as we celebrate the art form that is our lifestyle...Jazz! During each jazz shift, WRTI hosts will feature music by an artist who has shaped jazz into the multi-faceted genre that it is today.  You'll hear the great vocalists, bandleaders, instrumentalists and composers, as well as the stories behind their jazz innovation.

You can expect to hear these featured artists at 7 pm, 10 pm, 1 am and 5 am each day. Also, keep an ear out for special jazz interviews and tidbits sprinkled throughout our regular programming.

Videos We Love!
2:02 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Julie London and Anat Cohen: Crying a River

Vocalist Julie London

We're honoring ladies of jazz this month on WRTI. Take a moment to listen to jazz vocalist Julie London sing "Cry Me A River." In case you didn't know, Julie was named Billboard's most popular female vocalist in 1955, 1956, and 1957, and was on the cover of LIFE magazine in 1957.  This video is from 1964.

Women's History Month on WRTI
1:46 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

The Ladies of Jazz on WRTI

Sarah Vaughan

In recognition of National Women's History Month, WRTI is paying tribute to women in jazz throughout the month of March. Tune in to hear special features on the ladies of jazz, both past and present! Listen during the week as "BP with the GM" profiles a different female vocalist or instrumentalist at 8 pm Mondays through Thursdays, and at 12 noon on Sundays.

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Listen on February 24th, 9 AM
4:59 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Jazz Special on WRTI With a Philadelphia Museum of Art Connection!

In honor of Black History Month, WRTI presents a JazzSet from NPR Special: a live, recorded performance of jazz pianist Jason Moran's 'Live: Time On The Quilts Of Gee's Bend' Suite, that was commissioned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Art After 5 program, and had its world premiere there in 2008. The work is influenced by the quilts and quilters of Gee's Bend, Alabama.

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