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.

Scroll down to see recent playlists.

Composer ID: 
5187f6a6e1c8f9b272c051a8|51802729e1c8619119d82533

Playlist

February 03, 2013

10:00 AM
Flamingo
Artist : Pet Colangelo-Larry MCkenna
Album : Horn Talk
Label : Colangelo-McKenna
10:05 AM
Summer Night
Artist : Alan Broadbent
Album : Sounds Of Summer
Label : Concord
10:13 AM
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Artist : Sonny Stitt
Album : Work Song
Label : High Note
10:21 AM
Con Alma
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Best Of Wes Montgomery
Label : Verve
10:24 AM
Azurte
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Azurte
Label : Concord
10:33 AM
The Meaning Of The Blues
Artist : Micheal Brecker
Album : Now You See It
Label : GRP
10:39 AM
Speak Low
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Golden Earrings
Label : Emarcy
10:47 AM
I’m Falling For You
Artist : Billy Eckstine
Album : Golden Hits Of Billy Eckstine
Label : Mercury
10:51 AM
Yu Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Gene Ludwig
Album : Soul Serenade
Label : Loose Leaf
11:02 AM
Silver’s Serenade
Artist : Kenny Drew Jr.-Larry Coryell
Album : Duality
Label :
11:08 AM
Day Dream
Artist : Sonny Criss
Album : Ellington-Strayhorn Songbook
Label : Verve
11:14 AM
So In Love
Artist : Ted Rosenthal
Album : Out Of This World
Label : Random Act
11:21 AM
Christo Redentor
Artist : Donald Byrd
Album : Best of Blue Note
Label : Blue Note
11:26 AM
There Will Never Be Another You
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : MJQ And Friends
Label : Atlantic
11:33 AM
Parisian Thoroughfare
Artist : Clifford Bown-Max Roach
Album : Clifford Brown-Max Roach
Label : eMARCY
11:40 AM
Angel Eyes
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : Trioing
Label : Jardis
11:48 AM
I Concentrate On You
Artist : Lena Horne
Album : Lovely nd Alive
Label : RCA
11:52 AM
The Lamp Is Low
Artist : Keystone Quartet
Album : A Love Story
Label : Milestone
12:06 PM
The Touch Of Your Lips
Artist : Jon Meyer
Album : Nightscape
Label : Reservoir
12:13 PM
Stolen Sweets
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Jubilee Shouts
Label : Blue Note
12:21 PM
A Time For Love
Artist : Jackie Ryan
Album : Listen Here
Label : Open Art
12:29 PM
The Summer Knows
Artist : Frank Wess-Fran Foster
Album : Jazz Moods
Label : Concord
12:35 PM
Love Letters
Artist : Larry Coryell-Joey De Francesco
Album : Wonderful, Wonderful
Label : High Note
12:42 PM
Two Fo r The Road
Artist : Joe Locke
Album : For The Love Of You
Label : E 1
12:48 PM
All The Things You Are
Artist : Gerry Mulligana-Paul Desmond
Album : Belleto
Label : Scotti Brothers
12:53 PM
Misty Roses
Artist : Sonny Criss
Album : Rockin' In Rhythm
Label : Prestige
1:01 PM
Green Dophin Street
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : You're Mine You
Label : Roulette
1:04 PM
Equinox
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : John Coltrane Songbook
Label : High Note
1:13 PM
Li’l Darlin’
Artist : Oscar Petrson
Album : Oscar Peterson In Russia
Label : Pablo
1:20 PM
Lullabye Of The Leaves
Artist : Rob McConnell-Siners Unlimited
Album : Rob McConnell-Singers Unlimited
Label : Verve
1:24 PM
Star Eyes
Artist : Mastersounds
Album : In Concert
Label : Fresh Sound
1:33 PM
Miles Ahead
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Miles Ahead
Label : Columbia
1:37 PM
Here, There And Everywhere
Artist : George Benson
Album : Tenderly
Label : Warner Brothers
1:44 PM
Memories Of You
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : MJQ And Friends
Label : Atlantic
1:50 PM
Early Autumn
Artist : New York Voices
Album : Sing, Sing, Sing
Label : Concord
1:54 PM
Sentimental Mood
Artist : George Robert-Metropole Orchestra
Album : George Robert-Metropole Orchestra
Label : Mons

Pages

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
On Demand!
3:31 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Listen: SFJAZZ Center Opening Night Concert with Host Bill Cosby

We have your ticket to one of the hottest jazz events of the month. Hosted by Bill Cosby, it was in San Francisco and it was sold out!  But you can hear it recorded LIVE on demand right here.

Read more

Pages