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

October 06, 2013

9:06 AM
I’ll See You In My Dreams
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Zoot Sims With Joe Castro Trio
Label : Pablo
9:12 AM
Yours Is My Heart Alone
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Cannonball And The Poll Winners
Label : Riverside
9:20 AM
I Can’ Get Started
Artist : Al Grey
Album : Truly Wonderful
Label : Stash
9:25 AM
In A Sentimental Mood
Artist : Renee Rosnes
Album : Renee Rosnes Trio: Without Words
Label : Blue Note
9:34 AM
Everything Must Change
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : By Request: Best Of Karrin Allyson
Label : Concord
9:49 AM
For Django
Artist : Frank Potenza
Album : For Joe
Label : Capri
9:54 AM
On The Street Where You Live
Artist : Gilad Edelman
Album : My Grove Your Move
Label : Sharp Nine
10:04 AM
Midnight Sun
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Ella, Billie And Carmen at Newport
Label : Verve
10:08 AM
Song For My Father
Artist : Richard Groove Holmes
Album : Soul Message
Label : Prestige
10:16 AM
Naima
Artist : Hendrik Meurkens
Album : A View From Manhattan
Label : Concord
10:22 AM
Who Cares
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : 'Round About Midnight
Label : Blue Note
10:30 AM
Lately
Artist : Shannon Gibbons
Album : Shannon Gibbons
Label : Soul Note
10:36 AM
Far Wes
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Far Wes
Label : Pacific Jazz
10:45 AM
You Make Me Feel So Young
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Like A Lover
Label : Concord
10:52 AM
Here’s To Life
Artist : Jimi Odell
Album : A Change Of Pace
Label : Jimie Odell
11:00 AM
Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Red Grland
Album : Soul Burnin'
Label : Prestige
11:15 AM
These Foolish Things
Artist : Sonny Criss
Album : Complete Imperial Session
Label : Blue Note
11:21 PM
Sright No Chaser
Artist : Theloniou Monk-Gerry Mulligan
Album : Mulligan Meets Monk
Label : Riverside
11:30 PM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : George Benson
Album : Tenderly
Label : Warner Brothers
11:35 PM
Easy Living
Artist : Morgana King
Album : A Taste Of Honey
Label : Mainstream
11:39 PM
Ecaroh
Artist : Jon Mayer
Album : The Classics
Label : Resonance
11:44 PM
Samba De Else
Artist : Larry McKenna
Album : Larry McKenna From All Sides
Label : Larry McKenna
11:52 AM
What’s New
Artist : George Benson
Album : A Night Out With Verve
Label : Verve
12:06 AM
Until The Real Thng AComes Along
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Music For Lovers
Label : Blue Note
12:15 PM
Equinox
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : John Coltrane Songbook
Label : High Note
12:24 PM
Meet Me At No Special Place...
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : Best Of Nat King Cole
Label : Capitol
12:28 PM
Linus And Lucy
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Definitive
Label : Fantasy
12:34 PM
Serenade In Blue
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Music For Lovers
Label : Blue Note
12:41 PM
Satin Doll
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Lotus Blossom
Label : Blue Note
12:45 PM
Darn That Dream
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Music Fo Lovers
Label : Blue Note
12:53 PM
Lullaby Of Birdland
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan
Label : Verve
12:57 PM
Along Came Betty
Artist : Jon Mayer
Album : The Classics
Label : Reservoir

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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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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.

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