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 10, 2013

6:06 PM
Stompin’ At The Savoy
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : The Fountain
Label : Muse Records
6:13 PM
Lover Man
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Lover Man
Label : Columbia
6:19 PM
I Had The Craziest Dream
Artist : Jay Magnarelli
Album : Persistence
Label : Reservoir
6:26 PM
Theme From "Picnic"
Artist : J.J.Johnson & Kai Winding
Album : The Great Kai & J.J.
Label : GRP/Impulse
6:33 PM
Sweet And Lovely
Artist : Junior Mance
Album : Sweet And Lovely
Label : Milestone
6:36 PM
Sunset And The Mockingbird
Artist : The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
Album : In The Spirit Of Duke
Label : Spartacus Records
6:44 PM
Love Walked In
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Standards
Label : Blue Note
6:51 PM
Stolen Moments
Artist : Ginetta M.
Album : Standards
Label : Kickin' Wiccan Music
7:02 PM
Dream Dancing
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Warm Tenor
Label : Pablo Records
7:03 PM
Candy
Artist : Harry "Sweets" Edison
Album : Sweetnings
Label : Roulette (vinyl)
7:14 PM
Straight No Chaser
Artist : Thelonius Monk
Album : Genius Of Modern Music Vol. 2
Label : Blue Note
7:17 PM
Broadway
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Only Trust Your Heart
Label : GRP Records
7:26 PM
Theme For Ernie
Artist : Joshua Breakstone Quartet
Album : 4/4=1
Label : Sonora Records
7:35 PM
You Go To My Head
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : First Place Again
Label : Warner Brothers
7:44 PM
Home Cookin’
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : The Stylings Of Silver
Label : Blue Note
7:50 PM
Lotus Blossom
Artist : George Mraz Trio
Album : Duke's Place
Label : Milestones Records
7:56 PM
What Are You DOing The Rest Of Your Life?
Artist : Mel Torme
Album : Live AT The Maisonette
Label : Rhino Records
8:03 PM
How Insensative
Artist : Pat Martino
Album : Footprints
Label : 32 Jazz
8:09 PM
Foi A Saudade
Artist : Gilad Edelman
Album : My Groove, Your Move
Label : Sharp Nine Records
8:16 PM
A Ghost Of A Chance
Artist : Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap
Album : Something To Remember
Label : Gaslight Records
8:22 PM
Infant Eyes
Artist : Joshua Redman
Album : Walking Shadows
Label : Nonesuch Records
8:29 PM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : Bobby Timmons Trio
Album : In Person
Label : Riverside
8:37 PM
Dat Dere
Artist : Oscar Brown Jr.
Album : Sin And Soul
Label : Columbia
8:44 PM
Cedar
Artist : Anthony Smith
Album : Connections Volume One
Label : Jazz Chord Records
8:53 PM
My Man’s Gone Now
Artist : Bill Evans Trio
Album : Sunday At The Village Vanguard
Label : Riverside

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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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